Laminaria Swimsuit

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The Laminaria swimsuit is a one piece swimsuit with a sinuous inset panel that wraps around the body like its namesake kelp. The pattern is fully lined and comes with 2 different cup size options (A-C cup or D-F cup) to make fitting a breeze. View A has decorative inset panels while View B is plain. Either can be sewed with a sharp V neck or an easier to sew rounded V neckline. Instructions are included for optional cup insertion. The straps can be tied around the neck halter style or can be attached to the back either straight down or crossed across the back.

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The Laminaria swimsuit is a one piece swimsuit with a sinuous inset panel that wraps around the body like its namesake kelp. The pattern is fully lined and comes with 2 different cup size options (A-C cup or D-F cup) to make fitting a breeze. View A has decorative inset panels while View B is plain. Either can be sewed with a sharp V neck or an easier to sew rounded V neckline. Instructions are included for optional cup insertion. The straps can be tied around the neck halter style or can be attached to the back either straight down or crossed across the back.

The instructions have 68 meticulous, step-by-step illustrations .

See the Laminaria Swimsuit Sewalong page for a complete sewalong with step-by-step photographs and video instructions. Find pictures of finished Laminaria Swimsuits from other sewists on the Laminaria Swimsuit Pinterest page.

This pattern is available in physical or digital format.
Digital: The .pdf includes separate printing layouts for home printing (8.5″x11″/A4 paper) and copy shop printing (A0/wide format paper). For the home print option, the exact pages necessary for each view and option are listed so you only need to print the pages necessary for your view and size. The home print version is a layered .pdf so you can print only the size/s you choose.
Physical: The pattern comes in a 6″x9″ envelope with a stapled instruction booklet and pattern pieces printed on copy shop paper.

Suggested Fabrics:

Swimsuit fabrics and swimsuit linings or power mesh with 4 way stretch

Notions:

2 3/4 – 3 3/4 yds (2.5-3.5m) of 1/4” (65mm) elastic.
Swimsuit bra cups (optional)

Sizing:

Techniques used:

Working with swimsuit knits
Installing elastic
Sewing multiple layers of fabric
Using a lining
Recommended before sewing: some experience sewing knits.

Difficulty:

to  Confident Beginner to Confident Intermediate, depending upon options selected.

Fabric Yardage:

There are no refunds or exchanges on digital or physical patterns.

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