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Wheelchair sewist creates her own bikini

Published on December 2, 2019 by villacarpediem

Wheelchair sewist creates her own bikini - you can do it too!

Gina is a wheelchair using sewist. She caught my attention on the Closet Case website. Read on and I will tell you why.
I am a self-described avid seamstress. My husband and I run an accessible holiday villa in Cyprus. I'm sure you can begin to see the thread I'm weaving. (All puns intended)
Gina says she wants to learn to make swimwear. I learned how to make swimwear for our Cypriot lifestyle (4 months of sea-swimming in the average year). My go to source - Heather's on-line swim wear course.
At our holiday villa we make it easy for people who face access issues to enjoy their dream vacation. Many are wary of travelling abroad because they worry about not having the facilities they would usually have at home.
Heather at Closet Case makes it easy for people to sew their own swimwear. For those of us who are not a 'standard' size or shape. For those who find it difficult or embarrassing to try on clothing in retail stores. These are two great reasons to make your own. There are a ton of other valid justifications. Feel free to add your own!
We have a private salt-water pool with a hoist to get you into the water. Certain local beaches have ramps and beach wheelchairs to enable you to access the sea.
Further adventures can be had scuba-diving. Ask about our expert dive instructor who trains wheelchair users to scuba-dive.
There is little to compare with swimming in the warm Mediterranean Sea. Spending time underwater observing fish and sea creatures. These things are open to you.

"Me Made" Swimwear by Niki

But first we need to create our swimwear. Heather holds your hand. This is important as you go through the steps to create the swimwear of your dreams. We hold your hand and reassure you that we can supply most things that someone with access issues needs. Rest assured if we haven't got it we almost certainly know someone who can supply it.
Make yourself the swimwear you need, and come on your adventure holiday to Cyprus! 
[Gina @sewdisabled (her instagram account)]
Meet The Author
I'm a married grandparent and have two children. We have five delightful grandchildren, three boys and two girls. My wife Niki and I run Villa Carpe Diem, our owner designed accessible holiday villa on the sunshine island of Cyprus. I enjoy challenging myself to learn new skills. I have been a firefighter, a charity fund-raiser and more recently involved in the marketing and management of VCD. Whilst we aren't unique on Cyprus our villa serves a particular need - those who require a wheelchair and / or some other aid in order to be able to holiday. Our wheelchair accessible van has been the key that unlocks Cyprus for many of our guests. If you would like to know more about Cyprus, our experience gained from ten years living on the island provides a viewpoint which I am happy to share. Thank you for reading, Andy
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