I needed a fun swim suit pattern. Shores swim was perfect! I made the basic for my oldest and the tankini with a flutter for my youngest. This worked up simply and I was easily able to alter the flutter add on and back strap. As always the patterns ckc makes are amazingly easy to understand!
Shores Simple Swim is everything you want in a swimsuit. This classic swimsuit features a fully lined scoop back with a high and low option, your choice of binding or elastic neckband and optional back straps. Pattern includes instructional videos on measuring and customizing fit and binding. At the end of this pattern you will find 5 bonus tutorials on ways to customize your suit for your liking. The Bonus Tutorials include: adding ruching to the body, appliqués for custom designs, flutter trim under the binding, add a cut out, and convert into a tankini. This pattern is great for a first-time swimsuit sewist.
Difficulty Rating: Beginner
*Fabric Requirement Chart shown as last image*
Here is what you receive:
Measurements for sizes Newborn to Kids 14
A -32page instant download pattern with thorough, uncomplicated step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photos and video tutorials that allow you to follow along with ease from start to finish.
A 1-Page A0 Copy Shop file (46.8” x 33.1”) and standard printing file (8.5” x 11”) included.
Computer drawn pattern pieces you can print over and over again; no more patterns that rip or tear! We now include templates for square and rectangle shaped pieces to cut and print out for those who prefer this option. As always, we will continue to include a cutting chart for those of you that choose to use a rotary cutter and ruler to cut your pieces. These rectangle and square pieces will have their own print saver chart, separate from the necessary shaped pieces chart. Please be sure to see the print saver for which pages to print for both options.
If you would like to see an example of our style and try it for free, please download our free sample pattern HERE.
I am not going to lie, I was nervous to sew up a swimsuit, but I will never hesitate again! the tutorial for this made it a breeze! adding elastic was so much easier then I had imagined. the lined suit is just perfect.
Girls swimsuits are so expensive. My little ones swims year around so I was constantly buying her swimwear. After making this pattern I will never again buy her a bathing suit. Not only can I customize it to her liking the fit is great. Two thumbs up!
This pattern is amazing with all of the options it comes with! Plus, the bonus tutorials are well written to be easily followed :)