Summer Sewing: One-Piece Swimsuit Sewing Patterns for Women
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.
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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:
Stylish One-Piece Swimsuit Sewing Patterns for Women
The hourglass ruched panel of the Ruched Swimsuit from Rebecca Page is a flattering design that can hide lumps and bumps.
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 Classic Swimsuit sewing pattern from Rebecca Page has options for a plain or gathered front, and has shaped bra-style cups. It’s an elegant classic design.
The Bombshell is another swimsuit pattern modelled on a classic 1950s silhouette, giving a stylish but modest look.
Modest One-Piece Swimsuit Sewing Patterns for Women
The Bahama Mama Surfsuit is a practical and sun-smart swimsuit sewing pattern option. It has three sleeve length options and the zip front makes it nursing friendly.
The Waverider Swimsuit pattern from Ellie and Mac is a full coverage wetsuit-style swimsuit with zip front (and includes a rash guard pattern too).
Sporty One-Piece Swimsuit Sewing Patterns for Women
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.
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.
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.
Swimsuit sewing online class
If you’d like to be walked through sewing a one-piece swimsuit, take the Craftsy class “Sewing swimsuits: The Supportive One-Piece” by 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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