Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bathing Suit Stretcher

Good Morning all
Here is the next installment of the Synchronized Chronicles. 
My DD is a synchronized swimmer - think dancing in water. Its a demanding, artistic sport.
This is not my video - but it does give you an idea of what my DD is working towards.
Many girls buy custom made suits. As we joined the sport late in the season we couldn't do that so we bought the red suit from a great swimsuit website.  A plain suit is no good for synchro though, so I am bedazzling it. To do that you have to stretch the suit, if you don't and you sew on sequins with the suit flat the thread will stretch and snap when its put on - disaster. So the suit is on a swimsuit stretcher, then you add beads.
On the stretcher

Halfway finished. The white phallic things will be swords!
My DD's routine is to Pirates of the Caribbean so she has a skull on her suit. Here's the suit as is now, I still have to add the swords around the skull.
Marketable skills for me, no?! Who wants their suit bedazzled!! 
Just some tidbits for your Wednesday morning!! I'm off to walk n whine with a friend. Have a great hump day lovelies!


  1. I can't wait to see the finished product!

  2. i literally laughed out loud at the phallic symbol comment!! Oh my gosh this is SO awesome. I would probaby bedazzle everything if I could. What a cool Mom you are to do this and be so creative. I love it!!!