NEW 5 out of 4 Xfactor Bikini and Tankini9:32 PM
Its been a while since I've written up a new pattern review, but this one is so awesome I couldn't wait to share, even though I...
So today I've got the 5 out of 4 X Factor Bikini and Tankini Pattern (affiliate link). This pattern will be on sale until Wednesday April 6th. Yes, I tested this pattern. No I am not going to be biased with my review. :) Yes I loved it, but I've got plans to show you how to fix it and make it even better!
So the X Factor Bikini and Tankini includes 2 bodice views (straight and ruched), as well as the usual 5 out of 4 nursing modification. And while it is being marketed as a swim top, it worked great for an exercise top too! For the top you can opt for a bikini, or tankini with straight, gathered or maternity bodice as well as options for side ruching or side ties. That is a lot of options.
The version shared here is the finalized version of the pattern, I have sewn up the size small. I used swim fabric outer and lining and then have an inner hidden lining of compression fabric. The compression fabric really pulled everything up and in, so it looks like I have a bit of side boob. That is 100% the compression fabric and not the pattern itself. I could adjust the pattern, but good enough is good enough. Since I was testing I did a lot of work perfecting this fit. All of my adjustments to this specific version are length adjustments only. I will have a very detailed post on "Muslin Monday" on how to perfect the lengths on your pattern too. So be sure to come back and check that out.
But I couldn't be happier. I've worn this to work out at the Y and I felt so stylish and well covered. I LOVE the X back and can see myself hacking this into a summer dress too.