I was able to customize and make my suit fit and flatter my body! It was fun to sew and easy to alter with the included instructions. I'll take that over a swim suit shopping experience any day!
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 several instructional videos on measuring and customizing fit, how to add foam cups, 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 XXS to 3X.
- A 45-page instant download pattern with thorough, uncomplicated step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photos 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.
Please note that PDF patterns differ from traditional sewing patterns, and not all PDF designers have the same style. We prefer to give measurements for simple rectangles instead of rectangular pattern pieces to save your time, paper, ink, and tape. You will only receive pattern pieces for curved portions of the garment, and you will follow the cutting chart for the remaining pieces.
If you would like to see an example of our style and try it for free, please download our free sample pattern HERE.
I made shore's and absolutely love it. I was able to easily follow the instructions and I love that I was able to grade the bathing suit for the perfect fit. There is no way I could acheive this fit from a store brought bathing suit. Thank you CKC for such a wonderful and well written pattern.
There is nothing like having a swimsuit that fits my body perfectly, and the Shore's pattern made that so easy to achieve! The videos and photos gave me confidence to make a beautiful and comfortable suit! I love how many different looks I can make with one pattern