Build Your Wardrobe with the Crosby Swimsuit
The Crosby swimsuit is the ultimate feel-good swimsuit, with a surplice bodice, shirring at the side seams, a supportive shelf bra with optional foam cups, cute convertible straps at the back, and just the right amount of coverage, without sacrificing style.
Sew it up in swimwear fabrics that have 4-way stretch, and don’t forget the swimwear elastic.
Krystal is wearing a size 10 Crosby swimsuit with 1 1/2” added to the waist and hip and 1/4” added to the rise. Her measurements are 38 1/2”, 32”, 41 1/2” and she is 5’9”.
Tutorials to Build Your Skills
Sewing swimwear doesn’t have to be intimidating. Here are some tutorials that will help.
- Swimwear Basics: Everything you need to know about making your own swimsuit.
- How to Shop for Swimwear Fabric: Pick the right fabric and lining for your handmade bathing suit.
- Strong Sewing: Alyson Clair teaches you how to sew the strongest stitches for your project.
- How to Color Block: This tutorial teaches you how to color block your swimwear and activewear garments.
Learn How to Customize the Crosby Swimsuit
Shop for Fabric
Before you shop for swimwear fabric, read this article and we’ll teach you everything you need to know.
Love the samples in this month’s issue? We worked with Jess over at La Mercerie to bring you the latest and greatest in swimwear fabrics. She sourced a bunch of really stylish prints, stripes, and solids this season, and they are likely to sell out quick.
Her shop also has some handy swimwear accessories, like S-hooks for your straps, swimwear lining, and rubber elastic.
Head over to her shop to see the entire swimwear collection!