This is the aptly named Bombshell Swimsuit pattern by Closet Case Files. It really is the most flattering pattern for a swimsuit ever. It looks good on everyone. I being a member of everyone jumped on board and made one too last summer and finally took photos of it while on vacation in South Africa.
I chose a vintage looking tropical print to play up the style which I'm quite pleased with. I made view A and added cups for a bit more support. The cup shape is a bit pointy but I think actually ends up working very well with this style of suit as it matches the vintage vibe. At first I felt a bit self conscious and costume-y in this suit but it's very fun and then that's the whole point so I got over it.
The ruching took a ton of time to do but is worth it as it is the key to how flattering this style is. There are a lot of steps but the instructions are so clear and detailed that someone with no experience sewing a swimsuit could put this together.
Not much else to say really, other than that this really is the ultimate swimsuit for a confidence boost on a day when you're going to the beach and not feeling your best.
A blog to document my attempts to create a well-fitting wardrobe through sewing and knitting.