Check it out--I did it!
I made a swimsuit! It even fits me. If I make this pattern again, I'll shorten the torso by one to two inches, but this works just fine.
Observe the lovely details:
Bust lining, delicate shoulder straps, a clasp in the back--there's a whole lot of elastic in this thing. I'm so pleased with myself for pulling this off! It's taken me a week, but I managed it.
Now I can get back to knitting!