This is a multi-sized pattern. Fully illustrated and easy to follow instructions for cutting and sewing the swimsuit are included. You do not need to be a sewing expert to make one of these swimsuits! A Serger is not necessary. All you need is a regular sewing machine with a zig-zag stitch!
These swimsuits have been designed for modesty, comfort and flexibility. The swimsuit covers well even during active swimming and doesn't hinder your movement while in or out of the water!
The leggings are not attached to the swimsuit to make it easy to take on and off, and more comfortable to swim in. These swimsuits have the look of a one-piece swimsuit, yet the flexibility of a two-piece!
The bodice is lined, so there is a double layer of spandex fabric covering the entire bodice.
Material Required for Girls' Sizes:
1 2/3 yards (1.5 m.) of 60 inch wide, 4-way stretch swimwear fabric
(To make the leggings a solid color, you will need about: 1 yards (36") for the bodice, sleeves and skirt; and 1 yards (36") for the leggings and bodice lining.)
We recommend good quality, 4-way stretch swimwear fabric (20% spandex, 80% nylon). These fabrics are chlorine resistant and light-weight when wet. (Fabrics which contain cotton, rayon or polyester are not a good choice for swimwear, because they become very heavy and clingy when wet, which makes it difficult to swim in!)
Note: These patterns are for individual home use only and cannot be used for making swimsuits to sell. No part of the patterns may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic or mechanical including photocopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, or used for commercial or manufacturing purposes.
Posted by Deborah T. on 12th Mar 2012
I love your pattern! Thank you so much to dedicating the time and money to making a modest alternative to swimsuits. Our family of 9 children, 4 girls, has gotten so much use out of the pattern that we have that I am buying the smaller and larger sizes also.
God bless you and your business!
Posted by Heidi on 12th Jul 2011
I bought 2 patterns, 1 for me and 1 for my 8 year old daughter. Even though I am an experienced seamstress and taught sewing skills to children, this is the first time I have sewn on swimsuit fabric. I found the directions & pattern well laid out and easy to follow. I could have easily had a teen aged sewing student of mine complete this project. Great pattern, worth the price as I will be making more in the future. By the way, they turned out great and superbly well too.
Posted by DeAnna Fank on 6th Apr 2010
I ordered the pattern and fabric for both of my girls and am very happy with the quality of the fabric and the simplicity of the pattern. I'm a novice and the suits turned out wonderfully! My girls say the suits are very comfortable and they are very cute! I can't wait to make one for myself. Thank you Crystal for a wonderful ministry, may the Lord continue to bless you!
Posted by Gracie on 15th Mar 2010
It's hard to believe it was half of my lifetime ago when I was last at the beach! Mom made us girls modest swimsuits. They worked very nicely