Hi! Long time no post! I’ll review all the things I’ve made soon I’ve been moving.. Anyway, let’s talk about sewing a swimsuit. IT ISN’T AS DIFFICULT AS YOU THINK! If you can wear one, you can make one. The journey to the perfect suit started one year ago.
My Steps to sewing my own swimwear
- Last summer – I wanted to try out a swimsuit with 0 risk.
The problem with this idea is that you need to always take a risk when sewing – or when ever you want to do something that you haven’t done before. I didn’t want to use underwire, I didn’t want to use swimwear elastic or foam cups – basically, I didn’t really want anything that was truly swimwear. I followed Heather’s hack on how to make the Nettie Bodysuit into a bikini.
Fabulous idea, if you don’t have a whole lotta bootay or heavy boobies. The first one I made didn’t have elastic in the seat, because I thought it was tight enough. HA. The second one I made was very successful – so much so that I used the top as a sports bra (prior to making my own real bra). After the second, I realized that a real bikini pattern would be a good move.
- Then I got obsessed with underwear making
This year, I said that I was going to sew things that would otherwise scare me. Jackets (done), underwear (done), jeans (ha), and lastly – a swimsuit. I was so pleased when I learned that bras aren’t that difficut to make. After making two, I was like hey. If you just made a bra, can’t you make a really good swim top?
- Insert Sophie by Closet Case Patterns
I was a pattern tester for this lovely design. I had never made a bra with underwire prior to making this. Neither have I ever used bra foam! The finished result was (and still is) AMAZING. I can honestly say that this bikini is one of my more prouder makes. If your sewing confidence is meh – make this. The amount of shear sew-jo is incredible. I’m making another soon and I will add it to this post once it is completed.
Sophie bottoms with Sarah long line bralette by Ohhh LuLu
I made a swimsuit and so can you :-).