I am a practical person. I am also a crafter who loves to create interesting, decorative and unique items - but I like to make practical things.
So I'm going to share two recent projects that are very practical - and will be well used.
Firstly - my new swimsuit. I am no Sports Illustrated Model (though my H has found this amusing) so no 'live action' pics here...
I had used the same pattern about ten years ago to make my previous suit and they'd worked well for being in the pool with a child while still being somewhat flattering. It is Kwik Sew 2868. I made both the top and pants longer than the pattern specified.
The fabric I used is specialist swimwear fabric I found at a local fabric shop. It is also very thick, with black and orange layers bonded together. It's super strong! I set up my overlocker (serger) with four threads and my sewing machine with twin needles for stretch and my walking foot. It sewed fine.
While I had my machines set up for knits I started making some undies for K and I. Now I've made us some both before and they were so successful it was a no-brainer to try again.
For K I re-used the 'That Darn Kat' pattern to make these from my stash of cotton lycra.
I also made myself some using a pattern I have developed over the last year. I have tried a variety of cotton/lycra knickers and non have really impressed me - but these are the best!