well i am back again with last minute preparations/alterations... this time
a maternity swim suit.
i am a bit worried about stretchy knit stuff and so i am looking for some
DW does not fit in pre-baby swim suits, and she thought maybe i could alter
a 3rd trimester maternity swim suit she likes to get us through a long
weekend at the beach (why ? because she does not enjoy shopping for swim
suits and does not want to waste valueable beach time trying to find swim
so i have what looks like a camisole style swim suit top ( ? a maternity
Tankini ?) ,
(82% nylon, 18% spandex)
it is constructed like this, a fitted and lined tube top with thin straps
over the shoulders and attached to the bottom of the tube top part is alot
of material down to hips which is slightly flared at bottom and larger mid
way down the suit where that extra material is gathered a bit at side seams
(where pregnant belly would be) and a 4"cotton strip is sewn into the
gathered bit (just in the seam) ..... i guess to prevent any up and down
so, do i just rip the seams up to and over that gathered area, then pin fit
and re-sew ?
i am guessing a small 70/9 ball point needle and a walking presser foot ?
do i need any speacial thread (i.e. wooly nylon, stretchy, or just nylon
thread etc ?)
what are recommended stitch settings with a plain zig-zag machine ?
thanks for any help and advice you can give,
- posted 13 years ago