Helen’s Closet Sandpiper Swimsuit

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Buy the Sandpiper Swimsuit sewing pattern from Helen’s Closet. The Sandpiper Swimsuit is the ultimate sporty two piece for swimming, water sports, and fun in the sun! Choose high-waisted or low-rise bottoms and mix and match them with the Sandpiper Swimsuit top. View A features a band finish on the top and bottoms and view B features a wider band on the top and an elastic finish on the bottoms. The neck, arm, and leg openings are all finished using swimwear elastic. Sandpiper is quick to make and a great option for people who are sewing their first ever swimsuit!

Bonus: You can make the Sandpiper Swimsuit top as a workout tank or cute crop top! Try it in an athletic knit or stretch jersey. Lining is optional when sewing it as a top. You can substitute knit bands for the elastic if desired.

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 the B-cup pattern for sizes 0 – 22 or the D-cup pattern for sizes 12 – 34. What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: 

Swimwear stretch knits with at least 50% stretch horizontally and vertically. Look for nylon or polyester knits with high spandex content. You may want to look for chlorine-resistant fabrics for swimming pools and/or fabrics with a UPF rating over 30 for sun safety.

Swimwear lining provides extra comfort and coverage in your swimwear. It is optional but recommended. Look for stretchy nylon or polyester fabric specifically labeled as swimwear or swimsuit lining. You can also line Sandpiper in lightweight power net or firm power mesh for more support.

Fabric requirements: You will need the same amount of fabric for both the main swimwear fabric and lining fabric. You can make mix and match top and bottoms using different fabrics! You can also make the waistband from a different colour or print.

View A: 57″ (145 cm) wide fabric: 1 – 1.4 yd (0.9 – 1.3 m) // 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric (sizes 0-26 only): 1.3 – 1.4 yd (1.2 – 1.3 m) // Elastic: 2.1 – 3.8 yd (1.9 – 3.4 m).

View B: 57″ (145 cm) wide fabric: 0.9 – 1.3 yd (0.8 – 1.2 m) // 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric (sizes 0-26 only): 1.1 – 1.4 yd (1 – 1.3 m) // Elastic: 2.9 – 4.9 yd (2.7 – 4.5 m).

Sizing: US 0 – 34 (approx. UK 6 – 34, based on our standardised size chart). This pattern includes two size options. There is a B-cup pattern for sizes 0 – 22 and a D-cup pattern for sizes 12 – 34. Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

To find your cup size, please refer to the bust size calculation worksheet in the image gallery.

This pattern has been drafted for a 5’6″ (168 cm) tall person.

Notions: Thread (2 spools); stretch needle; 1/4″ (0.6 cm) cotton or rubber swimwear elastic.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (16 pages for sizes 0-22/B cup, 23 pages for sizes 12-34/D cup); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet for sizes 0-22/B cup, 1 sheet for sizes 12-34/D cup).

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Additional information

Fabric

Lycra / Spandex / Waterproof

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Size

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, UK 28 / US 24 / EU 56, UK 30 / US 26 / EU 58, UK 32 / US 28 / EU 60, UK 34 / US 30 / EU 62

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop SIZES 0-22 / B CUP (+£5.00), PDF pattern + Printed copy shop SIZES 12-34 / D CUP (+£5.00)

PDF Printing

16 pages (sizes 0-22), 23 pages (sizes 12-34)

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