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06/24/13

Tracings Vol. #33 Swimsuits! Tracings Vol. #33 - Swimsuits!

deepika

Tracings Vol. #33 Swimsuits!             

 

Greetings! 
 
 

It's that time again!  Time to break out the bathing suits!

 

We've been thinking about swimwear a lot recently on PatternReview.  Is it time to retire last year's suit?  If so, think about sewing swimwear instead of buying it!  

 

heathertyfeatherty wrote a fabulous 4-part how-to that describes her journey into sewing a swimsuit.  (Thank you!)  When you read it, you'll be as psyched as I am to try sewing one yourself!

 

Leila B wondered if you really need a serger to sew a bathing suit.  See what members said about that, and enjoy the swimwear tips you've written.

 

And finally, we've included some great swimwear patterns for you to try!  

 

Take the plunge and sew a swimsuit today!

 

Happy Tracing!

Deepika

 

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In Volume #33
Making a Swimsuit
Members' Tips on Sewing Bathing Suits
Swimsuit Patterns
MakingSwimsuit
Making a Swimsuit

 

Preparation

 

This is the first post in a four-part series on how to make a swimsuit. Make no mistake - I am no expert! But I recently finished making my first tankini and was remarkably surprised at how easy it was and how few 

resources there are out   





there in blogoland on how to make one. So here you go. 

 

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SwimsuitTipsMembers' Tips on Sewing Bathing Suits

Question posted by LeilaB:

 

I'm a beginner sewer. I sewed when I was 12 for awhile, but then I stopped and now I'm 26.   I'd really like to begin making my own bathing suit designs. 

  

When I went to see about buying a sewing machine the other day, the woman there told me I had to get a serger to make swimsuits.   She said that since they are very expensive (she only had  

 



Swimsuit Tips

one type and it was 940 euros!) and since I haven't sewn a lot, I should buy a regular sewing machine with an overlock-like function - not  

 
the same, but similar.

 

She said there is no machine, other than a serger, that has this specific overlock function you need to make bathing suits. Is this true??? I'm not sure I believe her since she was trying to sell me this one machine that she said I should buy instead, that had the overlock-like function. I decided to think about it...

 

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Patterns  Swimsuit Patterns
Kwik Sew Swim & Action Wear Book


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Kwik Sew 3695 
Swimsuits

  Kwik Sew 3695 Swimsuits
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Jalie 3134 Women's Racerback Swimsuit

Jalie 3134 Women's Racerback Swimsuit
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Butterick 5795 Women's Cover-Up, Top, Swimdress, Swimsuit, Skirt and Briefs

Butterick 5795 Women's Cover-Up, Top, Swimdress, Swimsuit, Skirt and Briefs
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Kwik Sew 4003 Misses' Cover-Up and Swimsuit

Kwik Sew 4003 Misses' Cover-Up and Swimsuit shop now

 



Kwik Sew 3696 Swimwear

Kwik Sew 3696 Swimwear
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Kwik Sew 3609 Misses Swimwear & Dress

Kwik Sew 3609 Misses Swimwear & Dress
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Kwik Sew 3503 
Swimsuits
Kwik Sew 3503  Swimsuits shop now

 

Burda 7228 Beach Coordinates: Bathing Suit, Skirt/Dress

Burda 7228 Beach Coordinates: Bathing Suit, Skirt/Dress
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Jalie 3023 Tankini and Skirtini
Jalie 3023 Tankini and Skirtini


 

 

 


Jalie 2447 Choice of Tankinis
Jalie 2447 Choice of Tankinis


 


Kwik Sew 3063 Misses Swimsuits & Pants
Kwik Sew 3063 Misses Swimsuits & Pants

 

 

 
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