SOPHIE SWIMSUIT PATTERN
- FABRIC & SUPPLES
With curvy seam lines and a 3-piece balconette cup, the Sophie swimsuit is both va-va-voom flattering and reassuringly supportive, a silhouette equally appropriate in the south of France or the neighborhood pool.
View A is a classic one-piece with a pronounced hourglass shape and skinny elastic straps. View B mixes a bra-style halter tied top with an elegant high waisted bikini bottom. With a low cut leg and a full cup, both offer sexily modest coverage. Tap into your inner designer by playing with contrast fabric and colour blocking, and learn how to add optional underwires and foam cups to make the most supportive swimsuit ever!
If you'd like help making your Sophie, check out our in-depth online workshop, which walks you through construction in eleven step by step lessons (please note the workshop includes the PDF pattern).
Sophie is available as an instant gratification PDF you can print at home or your local copy shop; see our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here. Our meticulously written and easy to follow instructions are designed to give everyone beautiful results regardless of skill level.
Body: Swimsuit lycra with 4-way stretch (at least 50% crosswise stretch).
Lining: Swim lining with 4-way stretch (100% nylon suggested)
All sizes: .75 yd / .7m
58" / 1.5m
All sizes = 1yd/1m
- 1/4yd (.22m) bra cup foam for cups (suggested but optional)
- Underwire (suggested but optional)
- 1yd (.9m) of underwire channelling (suggested but optional)
- 1/2 yd (.5m) clear elastic for cups sewn without foam
- Stretch needles (important to avoid skipped stitches)
- 3/8” rubber or “swimwear” elastic (3.5 yds for swimsuit, 5 yds for bikini)
- Polyester thread
- 1 x 1” S-hooks or 1” swim closure (bikini top only)
- 4 x 3/8” S-hooks for swim straps, View A
- Small piece of bra lining for bridge stabilization
- Power mesh for center front of View A (optional)
- Measuring tape
- Chalk pencil or other marking tool
Sewing level: Intermediate
Sizes: 0 - 20, 5 cup sizes per size (approx A, B, C, D, DD/E). See our sizing chart here.
Instructions: English or French
Print at Home File (Letter & A4): 12-15 pages
Copy Shop (36"x48" / A0): 1 page