Learn how to easily create your own beach style! This is a tutorial for a monokini but it can easily be adapted for swimsuits and bikinis. Its all in the technique and luckily you have come to the right place to find out how to do it! This swimsuit is reversible too, all the seams are concealed within so you can have fun deciding on colours and patterns. You will need the swimwear block drafted to your size. I recommend using Winifred Aldrich’s Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear or Ann Haggar’s Pattern Cutting for Lingerie, Beachwear and Leisurewear to make the blocks. Links below.
You will need:
1.half a metre of 4-way stretch spandex jersey for swimwear (I get mine here Tia Knight Fashion Fabrics, highly recommended).
2.ballpoint stretch jersey machine and hand sewing needle
3.polyester thread (definitely not a natural thread, unless you want your swimsuit to disintegrate in the pool!)
5.swimwear block pattern
10. fabric shears
11. paper scissors
12. felt pen
13.4mm elastic (approx. 3 metres depending on design)