Some of the fabulous testers of the Grace Tankini went on to sew additional suits and make some really genius hacks to the pattern. Today I’m sharing some of them with you for inspiration.
Rebecca changed the top of her Grace Tankini to have a skirted top! It looks so comfortable. To make this change, you could cut the pattern off below the bust and add a gathered rectangle of fabric to the bottom of it.
Melissa omitted the side splits on the sport skirt and added a ruffle. And just like that, everyone else needed a ruffle on their skirt too!
Tee Bee made so many versions of the Grace Tankini! She was definitely the tireless tester! But now she has an amazing selection of mix and match swimwear! Her hack was making the Grace Tankini into a bikini by using the shelf bra only and some high waisted panties. She also helped test a tutorial for removable bra cups which is coming next week.
Synthia made the top of her Grace Tankini reversible by making the shelf bra removable and using fold over elastic on the arm and neck holes. It’s so pretty, and she’s got two looks in one suit!
Remember Tiffany’s beautiful Grace Tankini from the original testers post? Well, the secret is that the circle skirt is removable! This makes it into a kind of cover up, and gives her a sort of 2 in 1 suit! Several of the testers did this also.
Katrina used power mesh only for the back of her view A top, and ended up with a sassy, see-through suit! You can also see a little strip of mesh on the side of her panty. She got all sorts of creative! Plus she’s my grammar and spelling police, so I kind of love her!
Other amazing things testers did with the Grace Tankini pattern:
Shortened the sport skirt by 3 inches to just cover the panty.
Added flat seam piping to the side seams.
Used the panty pattern pieces to make themselves underwear, or knickers if you’re in the UK.
Added side accent strips to the sides of the View A top.
It’s pretty amazing all the things you can do with the Grace Tankini pattern! What are you waiting for?