Rhapsody Swimsuit + Bodysuit
Rhapsody Swimsuit + Bodysuit
Pattern options: Includes Maternity, Regular, and Busty fronts. All three can be nursing or not. The Busty front has a FBA done for you! All of these options come in regular and tall. Optional shelf bra. Leg bands can be added for ultimate coverage - it makes a great practice leotard! Optional flutter sleeves.
Difficulty: We designed this pattern to be beginner friendly. It still gets 3 out of 4 difficulty, because there are some advanced techniques used (inseam elastic, topstitching, darting, ruching).
Fabric: Designed for swim knits with at least 50% 4-way stretch. We recommend using swim fabric for both the outer and lining.
Yardage: Up to 3 yards total. See yardage chart in the pictures.
Special supplies needed: Narrow swim elastic. Four sets of snaps, if doing the nursing option. Wide waistband elastic for underbust support.
Maternity friendly: Yes, maternity version included.
Nursing friendly: Yes, nursing version included.
Size range: Fits from a 32" to 70" hip (81 - 178 cm). If you're out of this range, send us a note and we'll add it in!
Fit: Snug and supportive fit.
Time to complete: It comes together very quickly! Most sewists will be able to sew this in under an hour.
About our Patterns
We aim for inclusive patterns that fit all bodies. If you don't see your size on this pattern, send us a message and we'll add it in!
Our size charts offer both metric and imperial measurements.
All of our patterns have a standard, 3/8" or 1 cm seam allowance.
Our tiles have two layers, labeled A4 and Letter. US printers use the Letter layer, and everyone else can use A4!
We designed our tiles to save paper and be easy to assemble. Place the guidelines on top of each other and tape or glue. The letter layer has solid guidelines with a star in each corner. The A4 layer has dashed guidelines with a circle in each corner. Each page has a number, and the tutorial has an assembly chart.
All of our files offer layers, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need.
A0 pages are 33.25" by 60" and are printable at most copyshops. We design ours to be printable in black and white. There are no passwords on any of our files. Our A0 files have layers, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need.
Projector Optimized Files
Every pattern comes with a projector optimized pdf file. See what our projector file includes here.
All of our patterns are drafted digitally and tested with a projector in our paper-free studio.
Video + Picture Tutorial
We use pictures in our tutorials, not line drawings. We add in videos of steps that testers have a hard time understanding.
Our tutorial has a table of contents, along with bookmarks. This allows you to quickly get to the page you need.
When a pattern is updated, you will get an email notification. We allow our testers access to our entire pattern catalog, which means we get continual feedback on our patterns.
Each download contains a zipped (compressed) file, for downloading all the files at once. Download the .zip file, right click on the file and select "extract all".
We also include each file individually, if you wish to download each file separately.
Want to use merino wool to make this? Check out our article with tips on sewing with merino wool and where to buy it.
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The feeding coverage on this swimsuit is amazing, I don’t feel as exposed feeding poolside or at swimming lessons. I love that they offer lots of coverage, which makes me feel more comfortable and confident wearing them. The projector file is great with nice thick lines and I found the tutorial easy to follow. Skill wise, this was my first time sewing with swim fabric, and while not completely perfect, I’ve made a very wearable pair of swimmers and I love wearing them to swimming lessons each week. I’m sure the next pair I make will be even better!