Summer, at last ! So obviously, how can we not talk about a swimsuit!

Until a few years ago, patterns were virtually non-existent and it was particularly difficult to find the supplies needed to make them.

Fortunately, things are changing! And now it’s possible (and easy) to find beautiful swimwear fabrics.

Here are some ideas of patterns and the best addresses to find the lycra of your dreams!

Saint Malo - Chut charlotte

The swimsuit Saint Malo de Chut Charlotte is a slightly indented model but covering where it is needed with an original neckline embellished with a small ruffle. Several options are possible including the addition of a belt and the type of rounded or V neckline which allows you to customize it at will! Little more: it is available from 34 to 56.

Fabrics:

  1. Lulu la luciole – Blue polka dot jersey
  2. Rascol – Lycra burgondy
  3. Mondial tissu – Patterned lycra jersey

Molitor - Atelier sur le fil

Molitor, this is the essential basic! The pattern is quite simple which makes it ideal for sewing when embarking on a swimsuit for the first time. The main difficulty is fitting the elastic bias all around, but that is precisely what makes it so original.

Photo realization: auguste et septembre

Fabrics: 

  1. Mamzelle Fourmi – hexagrid pattern lycra
  2. Atelier de la création – striped lycra
  3. Coupons de Saint Pierre – printed lycra

Bahama - La maison Victor

To change the ruffles, here is a model with a nice drape on the front. Bahama is not too low cut and the back is rounded. This model is a bit more complex to make as it is lined on the front but it is well worth it!

Fabrics:

  1. Stragier – swim stretch alpha tropical
  2. Rascol – lycra ice cream and watermelon patterns
  3. Lulu la luciole – lycra hawai pattern

Sophie - Closet Core Pattern

A swimsuit with cutouts and thin straps that highlight the silhouette, a little vintage side: this is the swimsuit Sophie de Closet Core Patterns. Achieving it requires a little patience because it is quite close to lingerie due to the presence of underwire at the chest. Advantage: it is available in a 1 or 2 piece version with an original high waist.

Fabrics:

  1. Ma petite mercerie – pink banana split rose patterns lycro
  2. Rascol – black lycra
  3. Mondial tissus – jersey lycra palme pattern

Lise tailor - Hello Sunshine

Hello Sunshine is a pretty 2-piece swimsuit pattern. The top is in a triangle and because it is tied, it simplifies the realization and the adjustment of the size. The bottom has 2 options: tied at the sides or with a flounce. Little more: fabrics are available on the designer’s website to make this swimsuit.

Fabrics:

  1. Lise tailor – lycra gloria
  2. Atelier de la création – dots lycra
  3. Stragier – swim stretch florie océan

To complete the purchase of the pattern and the swimsuit fabric, remember that you will need the laminette (elastic rubber band) and probably the lining to guarantee your comfort (foam or mesh depending on the transparency of the your fabric).

It is also essential to use suitable needles otherwise you will have stitches that skip: stretch and even super stretch needles will be your best allies. All these supplies are of course in haberdashery!

So now, no more excuses to get started: you’ll be ready for the beach or the pool!

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