Last year I bought myself some vintage one-piece togs off Modcloth.
I thought the expense was worth having a pair of togs that covered everything yet still made me feel sexy.
They did the job perfectly and I wear them happily.
I miss being able to wear a two-piece.
I'm only a size 10 AUS so you think I'd be fine
but like a lot of mothers out there my stomach is a mass of loose skin and bad stretchmarks that extend to above my bellybutton.
I wouldn't let that loose on the unsuspecting public and I'd feel so self-concious that I know I wouldn't enjoy wearing them.
So imagine my delight when I found out Modcloth does high-waisted bikinis.
I could justify the cost for my first set of togs but for another set, just for vanities sake.....uh uh.
So my mind started twinkling.
I wonder, could I make my own?
I've made my own patterns in the past by using other items for reference.
Then as if it was meant to be, I recieved a Lincraft voucher as a thank you for coaching netball.
It was just enough for this gorgeous umbrella
and half a metre of Lycra and four red buttons.
There wasn't much to choose from at Lincraft, just bright purple, blue, pink, yellow and black.
So black it was.
And I did it!
I measured and sewed and adjusted and made these.
The bottoms have a high band and a front skirt with ruching.
I'm so happy.
Here's a photo of them on.
They feel awesome on and not a stretch mark in sight.
So even if I had to pay for the fabric and buttons,
all up it still only would have cost me $20.
You can't get cheap, crappy togs for that amount.