Since the summer issue of Ottobre Design Woman came out a few months ago, I have been pondering the swimsuit pattern, which I was excitedly anticipating.
Ottobre Blog wishing for a different bust option on the tankini. I have elsewhere seen the rutched sides described as "very forgiving" (and I wish I could figure out how the blogger added a bra in the swimsuit top!).
So I have been thinking about my own idea of a hybrid suit. I wondered at first if the panty and cami patterns from the Winter 2009 Ottobre Woman might work as a swimsuit if made from the appropriate fabric.
Why have others not thought of this? I wondered. The panty options are very similar (but a bit higher), and the cami is attractive and modest. The only thing I can think of is that the cami is very loose fitting on the bottom, which might cause it to lift in the water (rather like a maternity tankini does...). I wonder, then, if it would be possible to combine the top of the cami pattern with the rutched sides of the tankini top, and then make whichever bottom(s) suit(s) my fancy? Hmmmm...