Java girl sport long sleeve swimwear sewing pattern - sewing tutorial

Before sewing

To sew this swimwear choose biflex fabric, light-weight cotton lycra jersey.

Use serger (overlock) to sew this swimwear. In case you don’t have serger, replace it with a stretch stitch or zigzag stitch on the sewing machine.

While sewing we recommend to baste the details together before stitching to avoid displacement of the upper fabric.

Supplies

  • Main fabric;
  • Lining fabric for gusset – polyester 100%;
  • Latex elastic 0.6 cm (0.24″) wide – 1 meter (39.37″);
  • 30 cm (11.8″) long zipper for all sizes.

Fabric consumption (cm / in)
(Witha fabric width of 150 cm / 59.1 in)

Size 3 years
98
4 years
104
5 years
110
6 years
116
7 years
122
8 years
128
9 years
134
10 years
140
Main fabric 52
20.47""
55
21.65"
58
22.83"
61
24.02"
64
25.2"
66
25.98"
68
26.77"
70
27.56"

When buying fabric, keep in mind that the material can shrink, so take with a margin of 5 – 10%.

Attention! All our patterns already contain 1 cm / 0.39 in seam allowances.

Layout of parts on fabric

Height – 104 cm,› width of fabric – 1.5m (59.05 in).

Height 128 cm, width of fabric – 1,5 m (59,05 in);

Description of tailoring

Pin the sleeve to the Front panel right sides together, aligning the notches. Baste it.

Serge in place.

Press seam allowances.

Pin the sleeve to the Back panel right sides together, aligning the notches. Baste it.

Serge in place.

Press seam allowances.

Pin the collar details right sides together along the upper edges. Serge it.

Press seam allowances.

Turn on right side and press one more time.

Serge the raw edge of the collar.

Pin the placket details right sides together along the short and rounded edges.

Stitch it.

Snip along the curves and clip corners.

Turn on right side and topstitch the placket.

Serge the raw edge.

Pin zipper to the placket up to the notch.

Sew in place.

Measure the length of the zipper and zipper frame. Correct the length of the frame if needed.

Mark the stitch line on the zipper.

Pin zipper to the Front panel as shown right sides together. Mark the width of the frame.

Stitch from pin to pin using bar tacks.

Slash zipper opening down to 10 mm to the bottom of frame and clip diagonally to corners.

Fold placket over zipper.

Pin zipper to the frame right side together.

Baste it. 

Sew in place.

Zip up and mark the neckline on the other zipper side.

Pin the other zipper side to the frame, aligning the marking and neckline.

Pin the placket to side.

Sew zipper in place.

Fold collar over the zipper and pin it.

Sew in place.

Turn collar on the right side.

Pin collar open edge to the neckline and baste it.

Stitch from the right side.

Serge the short raw edge of the gusset.

Pin the bottom edge of the Font and Back panels right sides together.

Pin gusset rounded edge to the back with the right side. Baste it.

Sew in place.

Press the gusset to the Front panel.

Pin the gusset, aligning the notches.

Baste in place.

Divide the leg hole into 4 equal parts (fold in half, mark, then fold in half one more time).

Same way divide leg binding into 4 equal parts.

Pin the leg binding to the leg hole right sides together, aligning the notches.

Pin rubber elastic to the beginning of the stitch, leaving 3-5 cm tail.

Serge binding and elastic together to the leg hole.

Fold the binding twice and pin along the leg hole.

Sew in place using Twin needle or Zigzag stitch.

Press it.

Fold sleeve hem and pin it. Sew in place using Twin needle or Zigzag stitch. Press it.

Fold sleeve in half right side, aligning the notches.

Pin Front and Back panels right sides together, aligning the notches. Serge it all together.

Press seam allowances.

Swimwear is ready!

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