Making Beautiful Swimwear is a 140 page text book explaining how to draft the pattern of, and construct a perfectly-fitting, fully-lined structured one-piece swimsuit and a structured bikini bra: swimwear that contains proper bra cups and a proper bra back fully integrated into its design so that it gives you all the shaping and support that you obtain from your favourite bra. The bra pattern is derived from your favourite underwired manufactured bra, and the pattern of the body of the one-piece swimsuit is initially drafted from the body measurements.
This book builds on the foundation of Making Beautiful Bras, but Making Beautiful Swimwear is a completely independent textbook in itself. It also contains advanced bra-making techniques: additional bra-fitting information, and additional bra pattern-making information (eg. correcting the shape of an underwire in a bra’s design and different ways to increase/decrease the cup volume) so that the cup fit can be perfected.
It includes a whole section on swimsuit strap options and sewing instructions for sewing different styles of straps, as well as a comprehensive section on designing swimwear for some common figure types, so that the style of your swimsuit can flatter your particular figure shape.
This is a revolutionary publication designed for “well endowed” women who require better bust support and a better fit than is given by mass-market swimwear.
Like Making Beautiful Bras, it is the only book of its kind available world-wide and its application is ideal not only for swimwear, but dancewear as well.