It's All Going Swimmingly: Maison Fleur 8101 July 22 2015

Greetings, sewists! I bring you another chapter in my saga of sewing sportswear - this time it's the brand new Maison Fleur 8101 halter neck swimsuit.

I bought this pattern on the day it was released as I had been looking for the right pattern to expand my collection of one pieces. I love them, but they are generally too short in the body for me (a common problem), making them a bit uncomfortable. I figured a properly fitting one piece would be a great asset on my recent trip to Portugal, so I got started straight away.

I used leftovers from the Bombshell suit I made a couple of years ago for my trip to Kenya - read all about it here.

This fabric I think is intended for dancewear, so it's perhaps a bit too thick for a proper swimsuit. Certainly with my Bombshell (above), with its multiple layers, it was too thick to go into the water and was restricted to sunbathing/posing only...