Ready To Wear Patterns
If You Just Want To Sew Something Right Now!
Patterns are the actual item we place over the fabric to cut out the shaped piece we want to sew. My patterns are made from my blocks/slopers and follow the same sizing increments as those blocks ... the sizing for each set of patterns and how much negative ease it has is in each pattern's description.
My patterns all have a 10mm (3/8 inch) seam allowance and it's actually shown on the pattern in a translucent grey colour. If an edge doesn't have a seam allowance that's because it's either a raw edge or because it's designed to be used with edge binding.
These patterns are aimed at moderate to advanced home sewists with swimwear/activewear experience! People who have assembled these before and know how it goes together. I focus on pattern making, not sewing .... I create extensive tutorials and instructions for pattern making, but not for sewing ... as such I do not provide these patterns with sewing instructions ... again, there are no instructions provided. That said, it should be fairly obvious to anyone with moderate experience how they go together ... given whichever method you use.
I do suggest you use the appropriate machinery for sewing stretch. I recommend an overlocker (serger) as minimum and straight stitch for details/small sections. Only use an overlocker for seams, never a zig zag. Always use flat rubber elastic suitable for swimwear, never clear or braided elastics. Avoid use of metal components in swimwear that will get wet.