Hello, and Happy Friday!
Today's an awesome day - it's COSI DAY!
When I first started seeing bits and pieces of the Cosi Swimsuit pattern coming together over on Suz's blog SewPony, I was SO. PUMPED. UP. I had never had the desire to make Em a bathing suit until I saw this one. It's just perfect!
Two super huge bummers to get out of the way. One: my serger is in a bad, bad way and it ate my first Cosi. I need to get it tuned up before I ruin another thing! Two: 5 minutes before this photo shoot, Em tripped knee first at about 30mph into a wrought iron candle stand (no lit candles involved!) and she was despondent. She wasn't hurt badly, but... you know. 4 years old. The struggle is real.
So that said, I did't get many pictures at all! And I didn't successfully make the 3 Cosi's I planned to. Le sigh.
But this is no reflection on the pattern, which is truly fantastic. It's actually like 10+ patterns in one! The amount of style combinations you can put together to make your Cosi is bananas. See:
For my super-simple halter version, I used this amazing galactic Lycra print from Spandex World. The quality is so so nice ad substantial, and this particular print comes in other colorways! The suit is lined with a super soft swimwear lining from The Fabric Fairy - another great source for swim fabrics.
The Cosi has wonderfully thorough instructions, and the pattern itself is drafted to perfection. The fit of this suit!? I couldn't believe it actually fit better than some store-bought suits Em has - and I MADE IT! There is nothing more satisfying than that.