Denise Swimsuit Pattern
The versatile Denise Swimsuit Pattern fits well and includes sizes bust 32 to bust 52. This pattern includes 2 interchangeable front views – one with princess line seaming and the second a one-piece tank (also called a maillot). The Denise Swimsuit Pattern also includes 2 back views – one with a bra back closure (view 1) and the other with a traditional scoop back (view 2). The built-in bra uses chlorine-resistant pre-formed swim cups, such as our MU or MLQ series of Foam Cups.
This is the pattern used in our Craftsy class – Sewing Swimwear: the Supportive One-piece. You can also purchase a kit which includes all the essentials such as the lining, fabric, and elastics for making swimwear. View our Kits and Bundles.
Not confident of your sewing abilities when it comes to swimwear? Take our online swimwear class and learn to make swimwear the right way, the first time. This class includes lessons for inserting the pre-formed swim cups as well as constructing a built-in bra. You will learn fit and construction, as well as some great colour-blocking options in this class.
Our customers and students have also made swimsuits with our MB Balconette cups with great success. The MB balconette cups can accept underwires, while the MU and MLQ Swimwear cups cannot.
.7 m (¾ yd) of spandex blend swimsuit fabric with stretch in both the lengthwise and crosswise direction.
.6 metres (½ yd) of 100% nylon swimsuit lining
View 1 only – .5 metres (½ yd) of power net for the bra back support lining
5 metres (5 ½ yds) of ⅜” swimsuit elastic
1 strip of interfacing 2″ wide x 8″ long
1 pair of bra cups in your size, style MU, MLQ or MB
Swim Elastic ½” – ¾” wide (12 – 19 mm) to fit comfortably around your rib cage
View 1 only – 1 swimwear clicker or other fastener 1”(25 mm) wide for the bra back
Optional – 1 pair of underwires in your size