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 Children's Sizes:
1 1/4 yards (1.05 m.) of 60" wide, 4-way stretch swimwear fabric
(To make the leggings a solid color, you will need: 23" for the bodice, sleeves and skirt; and 28" 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 from North Carolina on 23rd Jul 2013
Deborah from North Carolina says: "Yes -- I finally sewed my first suit and your pattern made it a breeze -- the only problem -- now my daughters friends want one too!! :-)"
Posted by Deborah on 9th Jul 2013
Dear Crystal -
I first have to thank you so much for your God honoring styles and for providing a mom like me a place to buy tasteful suits for me and my two daughters!! I cannot tell you the number of compliments we have received on our suits and I look forward to making some new ones for this swim season.
Thanks again and have a blessed evening!! Deborah
Posted by Steffani on 12th Jun 2013
I had never sewn on swimsuit fabric before and had never sewn sleeves or leggings, but I made two suits that came out great! They are both for my daughters, ages two and four. They love them!
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 Courtney on 15th Mar 2010
We made my daughter's swimsuit today, thanks for the plans. She loves her new suit and so do I!
Posted by Teresa on 15th Mar 2010
I just wanted to thank you for making such a fantastic swimsuit pattern with is modest but looks great! My daughters love their swimsuits and their friends think they are really cool. Finally, we have swimwear that protects us from the sun and we can still have fun!