Make & Fit Swimwear Bundle
Do you want everything to help you get started with your swimwear-making journey? Then the Make & Fit Swimwear Bundle was made for you! This bundle includes the Make & Fit Swimwear Book, the Denise Swimsuit Pattern, our Complete Swimwear Finishing Kit, and our lovely Rio Nylon Spandex . This bundle is a great starter kit for swimwear making.
Included in the Bundle:
Included in the Make & Fit Swimwear Bundle:
- 1 copy of the Make & Fit Swimwear Book
- 1 copy of the Denise Swimsuit Pattern
- 1 meter of Rio Nylon Spandex Swimwear Fabric
- 1 Swimwear Kit, in your choice of Black, Beige, and Off-White, including the following:
- 100% Nylon Swimwear Lining
- Filpar Swimwear Elastic
- Cut and Sew Foam for the cups
- Duoplex for the bra frame
- Strap Elastic (¾” or 18 mm)
- Bottom Band Elastic (¾” or 18 mm)
- Fold-Over Binding
- Nylon Tricot Tape for stabilising the neckline and underarm edges
- A 1″ (25 mm) Plastic G-Hook for the back
Make & Fit Swimwear Book
Another great book in the Make & Fit Series of books by Beverly V. Johnson! The Make & Fit Swimwear Book includes everything you wanted to know about making and fitting swimwear. Included are step-by-step instructions with large print and well-drawn diagrams of how to sew and fit both the tank suit (maillot) and the princess line suit. Learn to convert these styles into tankinis and swim dresses. You will also learn how to insert foam swim cups and how to make a free-floating bra inside the suit. You CAN have a supportive bra inside a swimsuit!
What You’ll Learn in Make & Fit Swimwear Book:
The Make & Fit Swimwear Book begins by identifying the many types of swimwear and the differences between them. Did you know the difference between a swim dress and a tankini, for example? You will then dive into the world of swimwear fabrics, linings, and elastics and learn about what works and what does not. Then you will learn to fit the suit and alter it for any fitting challenges you may face.
Now comes the fun part – the sewing! If you have never worked with spandex knits before, there is nothing to fear. Use the right thread, an appropriate needle, and a few tricks shared by the author and you will soon be sewing swimwear like a professional. The elastic seems to cause angst for many sewists, but not you! The lessons on sewing elastic will be a breeze.
One thing that makes this book unique, is the inclusion of not one, but two methods of making a support bra for the inside. Not only will you learn how to size and insert the pre-formed foam swim cups, but you will also learn to make a built-in bra. The built-in bra is complete with underwires and there is no reason why it cannot fit as well as you own well-fitting bra.
Rio Nylon Fabric Colours & Swimwear Kit Variations
Included in the Make & Fit Swimwear Book and Kit is one of three colours of the Swimwear Kits: Beige, Off-White and Black.
This Kit also contains one meter of our Rio Nylon Spandex Swimwear Fabric which comes in 34 colours!
Denise Swimsuit Pattern Details:
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 MQ series of Foam Cups.