Sweet Little Swimsuit Pattern Tutorial
SUMMER!! It's just around the corner! The warmth, the events, the pool, the fun, the memories...many in the great outdoors. So, why not make a sweet baby swimsuit for the wee one in your life in anticipation for summer and in honor of National Serger Month?!?! You don't have to look at too many of my tutorials to see how much I love my serger!! And my absolute favorite project to work with on my serger is...drum roll please...SWIMWEAR projects! Why? Well, I LOVE my sewing machine and it can certainly do things that my serger can't, but, hands down, I prefer the serger stitch for stretchy fabrics. It doesn't stretch or warp the fabric, the needle has no problems penetrating the stretch, AND...and this is a big AND...it still allows for the full stretchy-ness of the fabric! You can absolutely sew a swimsuit with a sewing machine and some zig-zag stitches (that's what I did before owning a serger), but, since I obtained a serger, it has always been my go-to when it comes to swimwear. So, let's get started on this pattern tutorial! After you've created the pattern, visit this page to learn how to sew it! As you can see below, you'll need a baby bodysuit that fits your baby. Grab a drawing tool, a ruler, a measuring gauge, and some interfacing or tissue paper to create your pattern.
- First things first, lay the bodysuit out on your paper. We're going to start with the front panel. Mark the middle of the neckline and crotch, where the armhole seam is, the side seam, and the lower edge of the garment (the crotch area), as shown below. I also made a vertical mark where the leg hole goes in on the top/front flap of the bodysuit.