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Box Cut Swim Suit

Requires:esthollyw
1-1/2 yards
(1.37m)
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10 captures
9 oct 99 - 21 oct 09

1997 StitchBoy
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spandex; 1/2 yard (46 cm) swim


lining; 1-1/2 yards (1.37m) of 1/2
inch (13 mm) elastic; 1-1/2 yards
(46 cm) of 3/4 inch (18 mm) elastic;
2 yards (1.8m) of drawcord.
Level: Fairly Easy.

Place pattern on fabric as


indicated.
Trace pattern onto fabric with
tracing wheel.
Use a ballpoint needle for
spandex.
Use a stitch length of 3mm on
straight seams.
Sew straight seams 1/4 inch (6
mm) from edge.
Use a stitch length of 4mm on
zigzag seams.
Use widest setting on zigzag
seams.
Stretch fabric as you sew.

1) Begin by sewing the back side of


the suit. Arrange pieces of fabric with
right sides facing each other as
shown.

2) Sew a straight stitch 1/4 inch (6 mm)

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from edge along the curved part of the


fabric as shown.

3) Sew a wide zigzag stitch around


edge shown, being sure the outside of
the stitch catches the edge as you sew.

4) Now sew the front side of the suit.


Layer the pieces of fabric with right
sides together then lay the 2 pieces of
lining on top as shown, matching the
curved edges. Sew a straight seam 1/4
inch (6 mm) from edge through all 4
layers of fabric.

5) Sew a wide zigzag stitch around edge


shown, being sure the outside of the
stitch catches the edge as you sew.

6) Open the front of the suit so that the


seam is hidden between the lining and
fabric.

7) Open the back of the suit the same


way as in step 6. Lay the front of the suit
on the back of the suit making sure the
right sides of the fabric are facing each
other.

8) Sew a straight stitch 1/4 inch (6 mm)


from edges shown, along outside of legs
and along crotch.

9) Sew a wide zigzag over same seams,


being sure that the outside edge of stitch
catches edge of fabric.

10) Sew two buttonholes 3/8 inch


(9mm) from top of suit and 1/4 inch (6
mm) away from center seam 1/4 inch (6
mm) in length. Open buttonholes with
seam ripper.

11) Cut elastic for waist and legs as


indicated:
Waist Elastic (1 piece, 3/4 inch
(18mm) wide)
S= 25 1/2 inches (64 cm)
M = 26 3/4 inches (67 cm)
L = 27 1/2 inches (69 cm)
Leg Elastic (2 pieces, 1/2 inch
(13mm)wide)
S= 18 inches (45 cm)
M = 18 1/2 inches (46 cm)
L = 19 inches (47.5 cm)
Butt ends of waistband elastic to form a
loop and stitch a wide zigzag, using a
1mm stitch width. Repeat for both
pieces of leg elastic.

12) Pin leg elastic to wrong side of


fabric, flush with cut edge, from side
seam to crotch seam on FRONT
ONLY.

13) Using zigzag stitch, sew elastic to


edge of fabric, stretching elastic evenly
across back of leg opening. Make sure
stitch catches the edge of fabric. Repeat
for both leg openings.

14) Divide waistband elastic into fourth


and mark with pins.

15) Divide waist of suit into fourths and


match marks with pins of waistband. Pin
elastic to wrong side of fabric.

16) Stitch elastic to fabric using a wide


zigzag seam, stretching elastic to fit.
Make sure stitch catches edges of
fabric.

17) Fold elastic to wrong side of fabric,


so the edge of the elastic is enclosed by
fabric. Using straight stitch, topstich
through fabric and elastic. For a more
finished look, use a twin needle.

18) Cut draw cord the length of the


waist plus 10 inches (25 cm). Knot one
end and catch the other end in a safety
pin and close it. Using the safety pin as a

makeshift needle, thread into buttonhole


and guide it around waist. Pull safety pin
out of other buttonhole and the end of
draw cord with it. Knot cord.

19) Finished garment.