July 2, 2018

Pattern Mixing — Carrie’s Color-Blocked Ipswich

One of the things I was most inspired by with the Ipswich Swimsuit pattern was the opportunity to play with color blocking and pattern mixing. I shared some ideas here, and finally got to wear my finished suit at a lake in New Hampshire.

I was excited to test out my shelf bra (tutorial here) and I’m super happy with how it felt. Everything was nice and secure, but it didn’t squish me too much. It stayed in place while swimming too, so if you’re on the smaller busted side like me, it’s definitely a great option.

I made a 12 C/D and in addition to the shelf bra, I made a couple of other changes. I lowered the neckline by 1 1/2″, since I didn’t need to cover the inner bra. I also raised the legs by about 1″ and took out about  1″ of bum coverage to make the suit a bit more cheeky.

I’m excited to use this suit surfing this summer. It feels secure and comfortable while also being stylish and unique! Make sure to share your Ipswich Swimsuits with us on social media using #IpswichSwimsuit so we can all give you a virtual high five!

Bonus, I always like to end with a derp. In this picture I apparently forgot how humans use heads!





2 thoughts on “Pattern Mixing — Carrie’s Color-Blocked Ipswich

  1. Your Ipswich is beautiful! I haven’t made mine up yet but my supplies just arrived the other day – I have everything ready to go! My dream is to make them with “boylegs” because that’s my favourite style so I won’t be shortening the legs but lengthening them into shorts 🙂

  2. etarnove says:

    Gorgeous suit and well made. I’ve never made a swimsuit before, but may at some time take the plunge (pun intended).

Let me know what you think!