Yay! I finally finished my first bathing suit!
I have been wanting to make a really cool crochet one piece. (Please reference swim suit inspiration post.) I used this bikini pattern (the first one: Bikini Mimosa) as my basis for the top and the bottom. Then I free-styled the middle portion using the same pattern as the waist. I also had to improvise around the legs. At first the bottoms were so small, but then I killed the fabric with our steamer, and they were huge! I crocheted borders around the leg holes (decreasing stitches) to fill in some material gaps (didn't want a g-string!), and Marty literally did not believe it was the same bathing suit. Killing fabric can change how the whole thing looks and fits, and is especially necessary if you plan on wearing it in water! It's my favorite finishing technique.
I used E4/3.5MM hook with Lion Brand Micro Spun yarn.
Also, I think everyone should take a moment to congratulate me on my bravery for posting these pictures on such a HIGH TRAFFIC blog (hahaha..?). Sorry these are so dark too. It's not exactly beach weather/season, although I did try unsuccessfully to figure out how to super-impose these pics onto a beach scene. Maybe next summer I will actually wear this to the beach!