Twist and Swim Top:
There are two bodice styles, Solid and Twisted. The twisted bodice has an adorable triangle cut-out below the bust with a unique twist at the top.
There are five body styles included: Bikini, Crop, Tank, Peplum, and Maternity Tank.
Bikini length has a narrow 1 1/4” wide band under the bust. Crop Top has a short body that extends to just above the natural waist. Tank Length goes to the hip bones and leaves no belly showing. The Peplum Top is in between the Crop and Tank in length, falling to just below the belly button.
The Maternity Tank uses the same Back Body piece as the regular Tank but it has a larger and longer Front Body which gathers at the sides and gives plenty of room for a growing belly.
Classic Brief Swim Bottoms:
There are three rises included: Low, Mid, and High.
Low Rise sits at the top of the hip bones.
Mid Rise sits just below the belly button.
High rise sits at the natural waist.
There are two body styles: Solid and Ruched.
The Solid Bottoms have one piece for the front and one for the back and are fully lined with enclosed seams at the leg and crotch.
The Ruched Bottoms have three outer pieces for the front and the same for the back. It is fully lined without ruching for comfort.
Techniques Involved: Sewing knit fabric, topstitching, sewing elastic, burrito rolling for enclosed seams, and gathering (optional).
All files are PDF files that can be printed at home on Letter or A4 sized paper. Each pattern includes one file for the pattern and print-at-home pieces, and another file containing the copy shop A0 (33.1″ wide) pattern pieces. We’ve placed the pattern pieces on individual layers so you can print only the size(s) you need, saving you on paper and ink.
This pattern is designed for light to medium weight swim knit fabrics and requires at least 50% crosswise stretch. This fabric content gives the garment a four way stretch which gives the necessary coverage.
- Pins or Clips
- Tape Measure
- Tape or Glue (For piecing pages together.)
- Paper & Fabric Scissors
- Matching Polyester Thread
- Ball Point or Stretch Needle
- Sewing Machine with stretch stitch
- Iron & Ironing Board or Mat
- Rotary Cutter, Mat, and Acrylic Ruler
- Fabric marking tool