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Reese Swimsuit

The Reese Swimsuit Sewing Pattern

Reese Swimsuit

The Reese Swimsuit Sewing Pattern




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  • Fabric & Supplies

    Nylon Lycra swimwear fabrics with 4-way stretch and 60% - 80% stretch. Fabrics with 2-way stretch will not work for this pattern. Felicia is wearing Reese in an Ivory Ribbed Spandex Knit and Crosby is wearing Reese in a Mauve Ribbed Spandex Knit.

    Swimwear lining fabric with 4-way stretch and 60% - 80% stretch. Lining fabrics with 2-way stretch will not work for this pattern.

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    All-purpose polyester sewing thread, ballpoint needle, ballpoint twin needle, 1/4” swimwear elastic, 1” swimwear elastic.  Optional: 2 molded foam bra cups

    Refer to size chart for amount of fabric needed for your size.

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  • Sizing & Fit

    Felicia is wearing a size 4, graded to an 8 at the waist and hip. We added 1/2" (1.25cm) to the torso length. Her measurements are B: 34 1/2" (87.5 cm) W: 29" (73.5 cm) H:39" (99 cm) and she is 5'8" (172.5 cm) tall.

    Crosby is wearing a size 18 from our 12 - 30 size range, graded to a 16 at the waist and hip. Her measurements are bust: 45 1/2" (115.5 cm), waist: 36" (91.5 cm), hip: 47 3/8" (115.5 cm), and she is 5' 10" (177.8 cm) tall.

    Our Misses patterns are drafted for a C cup and our Curvy patterns are drafted for DD. Both are drafted for a height of 5'8" (172 cm).

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    We want to help you achieve the best fit possible so you can sew garments you truly love. Our fit guides are designed to help you better understand the fit and details of each pattern. Use fit guides in conjunction with the finished measurement chart to better understand the ease and intended fit of each pattern.

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