|These were taken after sitting in the hot springs, so yeah I'm a hot mess. But it does show how nicely the suit holds its shape when wet!|
But I had signed my son up for a two week swim lesson...and wasn't sure if I would need to be in the pool with him or not (I didn't after all, but the possibility sure lit a fire under me!). So I got the Bombshell swimsuit pattern, went to Joann's and bought supplies. A week later I finally made it! I kept planning to take photos at the pool, or in the backyard, but actually this trip was the first time wearing the suit! So I did get photos of the maiden outing!
|In the San Antonio Hot Springs, Jemez, New Mexico.|
And thank goodness there is a very detailed Bombshell Sewalong, with lots of extra tips, photos and hand holding! It was my first time making a bathing suit, and it went swimmingly. After this trip I must say the biggest con to a one piece suit is not being able to pee without taking the whole thing off. Not fun in the middle of the woods.
|I'm a 1/4 hispanic and like to say I keep it all in my butt, haha. The bombshell did a very nice job of covering it!|
The biggest con of this swimsuit is, at least on mine, the water somehow collected in between the layers in the back and pooled around my butt--annoying, weird and not flattering. Eventually it drained out and was fine, but not before my husband and brother had a good laugh.
|Progress photos from IG: @quiltsnfeathers|
I was sure it would just end up looking like a frumpy mom-suit, but I really don't think it does! Next time (probably wait until next year, I am not fond of all the gathering steps!) I'll add a little around the hips and length. I did a straight size 12 and it pulls around the hips, though it is still comfortable.