I made this using the ever popular Burda skirt #104a from the Feb. 2010 issue, and a yard of stretch cotton from Gorgeous Fabrics. It's sold out, sorry you missed it! Doesn't it just scream "SUMMERTIME"!?!?
Super easy pattern, I've got another in the works and this will definitely become a TNT skirt pattern for me. Center back (invisible) zipper, and basic pockets. You can't go wrong with this pattern, all year long!
And here's my first swimsuit ever! Little Miss Princess is my guinea pig, and doesn't mind one bit! She's thrilled with the suit, and it was so easy! The 1 yard that I bought from fabric.com was more than enough for 2 suits! I lined the entire thing using white swimwear spandex from Joann's, and got the elastic and closure from SewSassy. The next one I make I will probably do a smidge different (the bottoms are a tiny bit too high-waisted and keep rolling over), but for the most part, I'm really, really happy with it! The top is from KwikSew 2700 and the bottoms are from Jalie 2447.
If you've never done swimwear, you must give it a shot. The fit is taken care of my the stretch fabric and the elastic (for the most part), and you only need a simple zig-zag stitch! She's worn it twice already and is asking for another!
I have some "paying" jobs to take care of next: a knit dress, a cocktail dress, and some embroidery orders. It's also the the last week of school, so my plate is pretty full! I doubt that I'll have time to update you this week, so I'll just tell you the good news now: another 1.5 lbs gone, so I'm down to 18 lbs lost since Easter! Just 7 more to get to my goal weight, and I doubt that it'll happen by the 4th of July, but I know I'll get there soon. Besides, I feel so great (and am absolutely thrilled with my new size), I feel like I've already won the battle!