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Sew a Swimsuit: Ipswich Swimsuit

Soak up the sun in the Ipswich Swimsuit! This modern pattern has two cleverly color-blocked variations: a one-piece swimsuit with a contrast waistband or a high-waisted bikini with piping detail. Both suits feature supportive straps, and an optional underwired foam swim bra and boning, so that you're comfortable lounging by the pool or playing volleyball on your favorite beach. 

For the two kits, we've chosen to really play with the color-blocking of the this pattern. Check out the line drawings to see how the fabrics will look on the finished swimsuit!

In this box, you will receive the pattern, fabric of your choice, and all the notions to match your fabric

Pattern: Ipswich Swimswuit from Cashmerette

Skill Level: Intermediate 

Sizing: US sizes 12-28

What you should know (or desire to learn): Sewing with stretchy knits, sewing with elastic, topstitching, inserting a lining, sewing an underwire internal bra (optional)

Fabric Options: You will receive 5/8 yard of the first listed fabric and 3/4 yard of the second, and 1/2 yard of the third fabric

  • Blue Midnight Floral Spandex/Black Matte Tricot/Raspberry Matte Tricot 
  • Seafoam Green Matte Tricot/Cornflower Blue Matte Tricot/Navy Matte Tricot 

Swimsuit Notions:

All kits:

  • 6 yards of 1/4” rubber/swimwear elastic
  • 2 yards of 5/8” bra strapping
  • 2 swimwear closures (1”)
  • 1 1/8 yards beige swimsuit lining

Kits with Bra Notions:

  • 1 yard of 5/8” wide Fold Over Elastic
  • 1 yard of 1/4” stay tape
  • 1/4 yard swim foam
  • 1/4 yard Duoplex (large enough for size 28 G/H)
  • 1/4 yard power mesh
  • 1 yard of underwire channeling
  • ⅓ yard of pre-covered ¼” plastic boning

Not included: underwires for the internal bra as these are size and shape specific. You can find that at Bra Maker's Supply or Tailor Made Shop

Also in this box: Matching thread and a sewing machine needle

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