Whether you're feeling modest but stylish or sporty, enjoy the beach or pool with a DIY swimsuit with the best one-piece swimsuit sewing patterns for women.
The weather is heating up and a beach holiday is right around the corner for our family. I need a new swimsuit but I hate swimsuit shopping. Dread and embarrassment wash over me as I walk into the swimsuit store.
Decent one-piece swimsuits are hard to find. I love the modest look of a one-piece, great to hide the little lumps that giving birth to two children have given me, but I have a long torso. If I try to wear my normal size, I end up with a massive wedgy and my (not very large) chest being pulled completely flat. To find a one-piece swimsuit that fits my torso, I have to go up 3-4 sizes and end up with the width not fitting quite right, with excess fabric where I really don't need it (and I'm not risking a wardrobe malfunction at the beach!).
So of course the answer to all my swimsuit fitting problems is to make my own, spending the extra time to fit my body shape. Whether you are looking for a stylish one-piece to laze on the beach or something more sporty for swimming laps, here are the best one-piece swimsuit sewing patterns for women:
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Stylish One-Piece Swimsuit Sewing Patterns for Women
The Rita one-piece swimsuit sewing pattern from Wardrobe By Me is a simple design that can be jazzed up with the right swimsuit fabrics.
The Bombshell is another swimsuit pattern modelled on a classic 1950’s silhouette, giving a stylish but modest look.
The V-Neck Swimsuit sewing pattern from The Tailoress is more playful with its tie-back design.
Modest One-Piece Swimsuit Sewing Patterns for Women
Lola is a modest one-piece swimsuit sewing pattern from Laela Jeyne Patterns with a skirt to keep your bottom covered.
First Crush Swimsuit Sewing Pattern is a versatile sewing pattern with almost 200 swimsuit combinations. With cute ruched side detailing or the option for smoother sides, this swimsuit has a feminine touch and can be made exactly how you want it! There's a maternity version of the pattern too.
This One-piece swimsuit sewing pattern from Jalie is a simple but flattering design.
Sporty One-Piece Swimsuit Sewing Patterns for Women
If you want to swim laps or have a custom-made swimsuit to race in, the Racerback swimsuit sewing pattern for women from Jalie is stylish and practical.
The scoop back one-piece swimsuit sewing pattern from Swim Style is a practical design for everyday wear.
The Denise swimsuit from Pin-Up Girls has a few different options, just perfect for swimming laps of the pool.
This Sports swimsuit sewing pattern for women from Tagger Wear with seven back options, including racer and halter. The spaghetti strap options make a practical, sporty swimsuit that much more stylish and fun.
Video Swimsuit Sewing Class
If you're feeling intimidated about sewing your own swimsuit, get step-by-step guidance on how to select a swimsuit sewing pattern and fit it to your measurements with the Sewing Swimsuits (the supportive one-piece) Craftsy class with Beverly Johnson.
Feel stylish at the beach and pool this summer with a one-piece swimsuit made just for you (and never walk through the doors of those swimwear shops again!). Time to get sewing!
What are your favourite one-piece swimsuit sewing patterns for women?
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