self-sewn bathing suit


when I took up swimming again and wanted to buy myself a bathing suit I could not find anything I like. Today its normal to make sports clothes for women in black, grey, purple and pink and if you’re lucky blue…

Black and grey are really not my colors… and then I was also kind of shocked be the prices for a normal sporty bathing suit. So I took the challenge and tried to sew my own.

First of the fabric: I got some of my designs printed on the sports lycra by Spoonflower. The pattern is a try to merge my tank top-pattern with a bathing suit I own. This one is my third try and its a wearable try, but I still had enough fabric left to do another. I am working on an improved version.

I have a clear elastic named framilastic by Freudenberg in all my seams for better and longer elasticity.


Has anyone ever tackled swimwear before? What are your experiences?

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy


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