Swimsuit Pattern Round Up!

Posted on 24 April 2019

 
We have been searching for the perfect swim fabric for ages and finally found it! We just added a selection of prints and coordinating solids to the shop for all your swim sewing needs. So of course, it's time to sew all the swimsuits, right? I've already got at least two that I can't wait to sew...if only there were more hours in the day!

If you need some inspiration when it comes to suits, look no further - we've got you covered! From itty bitty bikinis to full coverage one pieces, we've got a full round up of swimsuit patterns for you to choose from...

 
Most recently (just a few days ago!) Megan Nielsen released the Cottesloe Swimsuit and it's jumped to the top of my sewing list! This pattern has so many different options to personalize it to just what you're looking for - whether it's a one-piece or bikini, fashion or athletic...there's something for everyone!

 
The Vernazza Two Piece from Friday Pattern Company has some really amazing variations out there. The little keyhole opening at the chest is a fun twist on such a classic fitting suit. And rumor has it there might be a second swimsuit pattern from this designer coming out soon...

 
If there's anyone who understands how to flatter any figure, it's Cashmerette. The Ipswich Swimsuit is impeccably designed with supportive straps, and an optional underwired foam swim bra and boning, so that you're comfortable lounging by the pool or playing volleyball on your favorite beach. Available in sizes 12-28 with cup sizes C-H.

 
For a more retro or vintage look, pair the Reno Top with the Dakota Bottoms, both from Seamwork's Issue 9. There's also a great post with all sorts of information about sewing swimwear! As usual, Seamwork is just a wealth of knowledge.

 
If you're looking for more fashion over function this summer, there are two great options out there in the indie pattern world: the Soma Swimsuit from Papercut Patterns (which has both one and two-piece options) and the Beverly Twisted Bikini from Named Clothing. Both of these patterns offer a little less support, but are perfect for lounging around the beach!

 
The Well's Bay Basic Bikini from Halfmoon Atelier is perfect for the minimalist who just wants a simple swimsuit. It's made without the use of swim elastic, so while it may provide a little less support, it also doesn't require a lot of extra notions. It's also reversible for full mix-and-match capabilities!

 
What kind of round up would this be without including Closet Case Patterns?! The Sophie Swimsuit took the sewing world by storm when it was released, with its balconette bra top and incredibly flattering fit. It's still a personal favorite of mine!

And of course, the pattern that started it all for Closet Case Patterns - the Bombshell Swimsuit. The Bombshell is modeled on a classic 1950’s silhouette, a style that harkens back to the golden era of flattering yet modest swimsuits.

 
Last but not least, I wanted to include a great article from Ohhh Lulu about how to hack lingerie patterns into swimwear. There are so many amazing bralette and undie patterns out there that could easily be tweaked to make some amazing suits with a little bit of creativity and imagination!
 
 

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