How is a swimsuit made?
For a bikini, the bra cup is placed between the lining and the front bra panels and the three pieces are stitched together. A side panel is then stitched to each of the front panels. If the design calls for straps, lengths of elastic are placed between two strap pieces and the three pieces are sewn together.
Can you iron swim fabric?
Do not use an iron as the high temperatures can cause your swimsuit to disintegrate – if you want to get rid of any wrinkles, rinse in water again and the creases should fall out.
What swimsuit material is best?
The best fabric for swimwear is a polyester/elastane blend. Elastane is the super stretchy fabric better known by the brand names Spandex or Lycra. Polyester is colorfast and resistant to chlorine, making it a perfect choice. Nylon is another good fabric for swimwear, but it is more likely to pill over time.
How many swimsuits should you own?
There isn’t exactly a magic number for how many swimsuits a woman should own, but generally you should have at least three swimsuits. Just like you have your nice shoes or your nice dress that you only wear for special occasions, you should also have one or two nice swimsuits.
How do I calculate how much fabric I need?
Figure out how much fabric you need with this formula:
- Width of fabric divided by width of one piece equals the number of pieces that fit into width (rounded down to the whole number).
- Total number of pieces divided by number of pieces that fit into width equals number of rows you need.