The Bombshell Swimsuit: A Review

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

It's Wednesday, which around here lately has meant absolutely nothing, except that I probably wasn't going to find the time to post. But *ta-da* I'm here today and doing double duty by posting photos for "What I Wore Wednesday" {although I'm actually going to be wearing this tomorrow for the 4th} AND giving you my review on the Bombshell swimsuit pattern by Heather of Closet Case Files.

I stumbled upon this post over at Sew,Mama, Sew. Which led me here. And then I followed that little bunny trail to Closet Case Files. Boy am I glad that I clicked through all of those links because this just might be my very favorite sewing project EVER!

Swimsuit fabric has been happily hanging out in my fabric stash since I went on a little Lycra binge last summer. Unfortunately I never mustered up the courage to attempt a swimsuit-- which I had planned on doing for Missy Parker. Then I found the Bombshell and I figured that I had might as well throw caution to wind and "Go big" or "Go Home!" Right? Right.

Well, lucky for me, Heather did a super-stellar job at drafting this pattern. I was shocked at how simply it came together. And when I slipped it on, it was swimwear love. Which, come on, I'm a thirty-something momma, "swimsuit" & "love" haven't been spoken in the same sentence since I was 17. I adore the throwback vintage look and ruched details are ALWAYS flattering. My favorite thing/s about this suit is the ruching up the center back AND how the bottom comes down low and doesn't creep up {you KNOW what I mean}.

There you have it. 

I foresee many of these little bathing beauties in my future! 

Thank you, Heather, for one incredible pattern!!!


  1. This is pure magic! It looks absolutely INCREDIBLE on you and I am so happy you enjoyed making it! Hearing things like that make all the tears totally worth it! ;)

    1. Aww!!! Thank you SO much, Heather! Everyone is raving about your pattern over on my Facebook page. All those tears were absolutely worth it! But for the record, I would've cried lots of tears when pattern drafting too. I almost cry when I have to grab my seam ripper. ;) Hugs! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!! {I think that a black version for my mom is next up on the list!}

  2. You look amazing, and well done on the swimsuit! if only I could sew a straight line... :)

    1. Thank you so so much! This was definitely a sewing "adventure" for me! 😉

  3. This looks amazing on you, and I love love love that you went uber short on the hair. Happy summer my friend! One day I may have to have you make me one of these items. You know, in like a year ;)


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