Fenix Bodysuit and Swimsuit
£14.50 – £21.50
Buy the Fenix Bodysuit and Swimsuit sewing pattern from Madalynne. The Fenix is a formfitting bodysuit that features a 3-part bra cup – a lower cup with a vertical seam that provides shaping and volume for all cup sizes, and a triangle upper cup. The bralette is finished with fold over elastic binding along the neckline, the underarm, and the top back band. A wide elastic band at the bottom gives additional support. The bralette also has adjustable shoulder straps and a hook and eye at the centre back. The panty has diagonal seams and a small cut out on the front and a large cut out on the back. The bodysuit can be made with or without a snap closure at the gusset.
Fenix can also be sewn as a swimsuit, but you will need to make some changes to the pattern and notions, as described here.
This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:
– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?
– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). Choose A/B, C/D or E/F cup size. What is Copy Shop?
Suggested fabrics and fabric requirements:
0.75 YD (0.7 M) MAIN FABRIC: Fabric for lower bralette cups, back band, centre front panty panel, and gusset. Pattern was designed to be made with fabrics that have 8-20% spandex. Recommended fabrics are stretch all over lace, lycra or stretch mesh.
0.75 YD (0.7 M) COMBO FABRIC: Fabric for upper bralette cups, side front panty panel, and back panty panel. Pattern was designed to be made with fabrics that have 8-20% spandex. Recommended fabrics are stretch all over lace, lycra or stretch mesh.
0.75 YD (0.7 M) LINING FABRIC: Fabric for lining all pieces except back panty panel. Pattern was designed to be lined with fabrics that have 8-20% spandex. Recommended lining is stretch mesh. For sizes XL – 4XL and cup sizes C/D and E/F, recommended to use power net for lower and upper bralette cups and back band.
Sizing: Fenix is available in sizes XS – 4XL and cup sizes A/B, C/D and E/F (approx. UK 6 – 26, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.
To determine cup size, first measure around your ribcage, also called your underbust. Be sure to keep the tape measure snug and level all the way around. Then measure around the fullest part of your bust. You can wear no bra, a sports bra or a lightly lined bra while measuring. Again, keep the tape measure level and snug all the way around. Subtract your underbust measurement from your full bust measurement. If the difference is 1″ – 2″ (2.5 – 5 cm), use A/B cup. If the difference is 3″ – 4″ (7.5 – 10 cm), use C/D cup. If the difference is 5″ – 6″ (13 – 15 cm), use E/F cup.
Notions: Polyester thread; microtex or stretch needle; 28 mm rotary cutter (optional); spray adhesive (optional); zipper presser foot (for snap closure only); cotton jersey (swatch) + snap closure (for gusset); 1 yd picot panty elastic, 1/4″ wide; 4 yd fold over elastic, 3/8″ wide; 0.75 yd strap elastic, size varies; 1 yd elastic band for underbust, recommended width is 1 1/2″; 1 pair hook and eye, 3 x 3 wide; 1 pair ring + sliders, same width as shoulder strap elastic.
PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step instructions with photos; A4 print-at-home pattern (3-4 pages for top – each cup size, 12 pages for bottom); US letter print-at-home pattern (3-4 pages for top – each cup size, 12 pages for bottom); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet for top – each cup size, 1 sheet for bottom). This pattern has layers so you can print just the sizes you need. Note: This pattern is designed to be printed in colour.
Note: You might also be interested in the DIY kits Madalynne has created to accompany her patterns. These contain all the notions you need for your sewing project.
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Lace, Lycra / Spandex / Waterproof
UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52, UK 26 / US 22 / EU 54
PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop A/B CUP (+£7.00), PDF pattern + Printed copy shop C/D CUP (+£7.00), PDF pattern + Printed copy shop E/F CUP (+£7.00)
12 pages (bottom), 3-4 pages (top)