Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Summer Sewing project

I can't thank Sew,Mama,Sew! enough for making this happen.

Their Summer Sewing month - featuring lots of new summer tutorials - just started and my pattern and tutorial for the bathing suit pictured below are now available as a part of it! :)


I'm already looking forward to seeing the creations you make out of it. And if you have any questions regarding the pattern or instructions, feel free to contact me.

Update, 9. June 2011: 

There was a typing mistake in the original pdf file. I'm really sorry! Anyway, you can download the updated file by clicking here, or make this correction:


20 comments:

  1. Bravo, ravnokar sem iskala nekaj takega. Res si talentirana

    Lp
    Anja

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  2. Cute suit!! I was wondering if you have any ideas on how to modify it to accommodate larger cup sizes on top-I don't have a clue whether that'd mean making the front taller or wider or both or something else, lol. Thanks for the great tutorial though-it'll be fun to play around with and see if I can adjust it how I'd need to!

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  3. @Anja: Hvala!

    @Maman A Droit: Thank you! Actually, if you make the top part according to instructions, it should be just perfect. The only thing that's questionable is how it will support larger cups. I have 70/32C cup and it's fine for me, but for larger cups I'd recommend using additional support - underwire + power net around the cups of the front + lining only for the inside of the cups. Also, I'd make the neck straps wider and instead of tieing them around the neck, I'd attach them to the back of the top. You can even use rings and slides to make it look more professional. Fabric and notions are available here.

    Hope that helps! :)

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  4. OMG, you're on One Pretty Thing! http://www.oneprettything.com/?p=15172

    Jeeeej! Resnično sem vesela zate. :*

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  5. Cute suit would love to give it a go-are you thinking about posting any larger sizes for us "tall, pears"?

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  6. @Krvava Meri: Hvala!! :)

    @Jayne: Thank you! Yes, I was thinking about that already! The pattern for larger sizes will be available on my blog somewhere in July. Just let me know what size you are interested in. :)

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  7. Thank you for pattern, Laura! Today I bought colorful licra fabric with flowers. I am going to make my first swimwear project next week! :)

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  8. Laura! i just started to calculate the measures and figure out the pattern of top part and i have a question:
    At Top Front F to G 'minus 1-3/4 or 4.5cm', but at Top Back A to B ' minus 1-3/4 or 2 cm'. How much cm are correct? 4.5 or 2. or maybe I didn't get something about these cm?

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  9. @Zanda: Thank you, I must have missed this! The front is correct. This is correct for the top back: A to B = minus 3/4" or 2 cm. Thank you very much for noticing, I was in a bit of a hurry and made a little typing mistake. I'm so sorry for this inconvenience.

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  10. Thank you! mistakes happen

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  11. My first project was a swimsuit for my then 10 year old daughter. That was nearly 5 years ago. I think she may like this as a tankini so I'm gonna try it. I don't think adding a skirt to the top will be very hard. As for me, I just haven't found a modest pattern for a slightly overweight short person such as myself. I like to do lap swimming but most patterns are too low in the front or back. I'd love to sew some coverups too. Swim shorts and rash gaurd tops which are really good for preventing sunburn due to more coverage.

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  12. What would you do to make it a one piece. I'm a more modest swimmer.

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  13. @The ReaderHi! Well, first, you'd have to measure your front and back waist and the distance from top to waist of the panties, and "connect" the top pieces with the bottom pieces. The width of the suit has to be narrower than your measurements (for about 2-3 cm in front and back) because Lycra is very stretchy. You'll have to cut the waist if bottom pieces a bit narrower since there won't be any elastic. One-piece bathing suit also won't have closure on the back so you have to make the top back part a bit narrower (you'll cut it on fold) and sew the elastic all the way around the top of the top part. Also you'd have to support your breast somehow - e.g. sewing the elastic to the lining of the lower edge of the top pieces or sewing in the bra bones. I haven't done this yet, so I recommend you to make a test garment first - to check for fit, ... I'll be here to help if you have any questions. Good luck! :)

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  14. @The Reader Sorry, I meant a bit wider for the top back.

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  15. i downloaded this pattern, i cant believe this another pattern that isnt my size
    im size 0 or one
    there only sizes from 6-12 so ill have to adjust this myself
    but thanks anway!

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  16. Are you planning on releasing any smaller sizes in July as well? I'm a size four but I'm completely in love with this pattern!

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    1. I'm glad you like it. Unfortunately, I won't be making smaller or larger sizes for this pattern.

      Anyway, the top part can be made in any size - just use your measures. The panties can be graded. Good luck! :)

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  17. O wow! Thank you so much for creating this pattern! I have been searching for a bikini pattern so I can make myself & my best friend some :)

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  18. This is so cute! I like how simple it is, but still nice to look at! :) Lisa

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  19. I just finished a bralette based on this pattern. It was really clear to follow, Good job!

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