I thought with summer only a few months away, I would add a little to my previous modest Swimsuits posts HERE and HERE in time to put something together you can feel comfortable with. My previous posts talked about making over a suit to make it more modest, and I truly LOVE mine! I’m even planning on making another with the above suit. I bought two on clearance so I can add sleeves and a modest panel with the second one. I personally look better in an empire waist, so that’s what I’m highlighting here.
A friend expressed interest in her own modest suit and I realized, since she doesn’t sew, I could give some tips for no sew suit ideas. So today, here’s a no sew way to be modest, and it’s easy!
Find a top you like, this one is going to be my second suit! It’s best if the bottom part is looser, for a more modest fit.
Like this. Pair it with a modest necked, close fitting swim shirt or t-shirt, preferably out of workout fabric or something else that dries quicker and swim shorts, skirt or knee shorts (I like the knee version) of the same fabric, and voila! You’re all set for the beach or pool!
These are regular swim shorts, not the knee length kind.
My current, made over suit (I’m still looking for brown shorts or fabric). I loved the fabric and couldn’t find swimsuit fabric I liked to start from scratch, which was my original plan. But this gave me the opportunity to think over the no sew ideas! :>
Don’t be discouraged if you want to be more modest but don’t know how, especially in this area. It’s tricky, but can be done, even when buying off the rack! You can do it!