Thursday, May 15, 2014

FINALLY, a cute swimsuit pattern I can wear!!!

So, I've been on the hunt for a cute swimsuit pattern...for like 3 years.  It can be really hard to find a cute one-piece pattern when you don't fill out the cups. While I want the bodice area to have some detail, it needs to work with my small bust and not require extensive alterations.  I have not been pleased with the swimsuit pattern offerings of late.  I want something like this:
 or this:

Love the ruching on both of these.  Unfortunately, stuff like this is only available in ready to wear and either does not fit or costs $100.  

I thought about making the one below last year until my husband asked me very politely, "Whose boobs are you going to put in it?"

It's too low on top.  It requires formed cups I can't fill.  I would be falling out of it.  It would be a fitting disaster.  Somebody seriously needs to make size AA formed swimsuit cups.

I have been looking over pattern magazines like crazy and finally found this one from Jalie:

This has gotta be a new pattern and I love it!  View B has the cutest cross over detail and I could make this in a tankini or one piece.  I like having two straps.  Halters always feel like they are choking me and pulling my neck forward.  I seriously can't wait to get my hands on this pattern!

I love sewing swimwear.  It comes together so quickly and is fairly forgiving.  On to fabric selection!


  1. I have different fitting concerns than you, but I had the same reaction to this pattern: THIS is the one! Totally agree about halters being a nightmare to wear. This one has a very pretty neckline and, in both versions, there could be plenty of support for a fuller bust. I feel like a swimsuit for a full bust needs to have a band that continues around the back to give a secure fit all the way around the rib cage, so that the bust is not hanging (as it were) from the shoulder straps. This pattern looks great; must order it!

  2. This is a super cute pattern! I hadn't seen this one either. I made the Bombshell last year and I really like it (though I've never actually swam in it yet). Eager to see your version of this suit.


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