This bundle includes:
(1) LADIES' PATTERN
(1) GIRLS' PATTERN
(1) CHILDREN'S PATTERN
These patterns are for a modest, one-piece swim dress with built-in leggings and a zipper in the back, which makes putting the swim dress on and taking it off easy and convenient. The patterns give step-by-step instructions on how to sew the zipper, and also has a simple trick that makes it easy even for beginners with only modest skills.
By making the swim dress all one piece, there is no danger of the top floating up from the leggings in water and exposing a bare midriff, no matter how wildly kids play in the pool, jump in, etc. This also eliminates the need for an elastic waist band on the leggings part. Most elastic typically gives out after moderate use due to the chlorine in pools. By not using elastic in the waist band, the lifespan of your swim dress will be greatly prolonged. This also makes for a more comfortable design by accommodating an expanding waistline while pregnant.
Ladies- 3 (size XS, S, M) to 3.5 yards (size L and up) medium weight Lycra/spandex, 60" wide medium weight Lycra/spandex, 60" wide
Girls- (size 18m, 2T) to 1.5 yards (size 3T and up) medium weight Lycra/spandex, 60" wide
Youth- 1.5 (size 6) to 2 yards (size 8 and up) medium weight Lycra/spandex, 60" wide
1 zipper for each swimwear, 20" or longer
thread in matching color
This swim dress can be made on a regular sewing machine.
Does not require the use of a serger.
The pattern includes detailed step-by-step directions.
Basic sewing skills are required.