This swim suit is going on it’s fourth summer! I know! It wasn’t cheap when I got it but for lasting 4 years, I think I got my money’s worth.
So this is the fourth summer of the sparkly gold swimsuit and there is just one problem, the top is a little stretched out. I can’t bring myself to throw it away, with that perfect little ruffle and bow. So instead, I sewed in some bra cups and it’s back to wearable. I think this is pretty typical for swimsuit wear, everything stretches out a little. So if you have a suit with the same problem, here’s how to salvage it and pull a year or two more (fingers crossed) out of it.
I got basic bra cups from Joann, they are made by Dritz. They come in all sizes and a few different shapes.
Now try your suit on (be careful of the pins!) and get the placement just right. Add a few more pins to anchor the cups on.
Now sew them on with your machine (or by hand if your lining is stuck). I cut off the little wings of the cups since I didn’t really need them.