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How to sew a bodysuit from Mojito swimsuit pattern ?

How to sew a bodysuit from Mojito swimsuit pattern ?

In this pattern hack, you will find a step by step tutorial to learn how to transform Mojito swimsuit version B (1 piece version) into a nice bodysuit !

Are you ready ? Let's go !

  1. What you need
  2. How to alter the sewing pattern
  3. Cut the bodysuit pattern
  4. Sew your bodysuit

1. What you need

laize dentelle doublure élastique patte bouttons pressions • Stretch fabric, such as : wide width lace, stretch mesh.

• Stretch mesh if you want to add a lining.

• 4,5 to 5m of lingerie elastic, fold-over elastic, or stretch lace.

• Snap fasteners or a 5,7cm Hook&Eye closure.

Mojito, Version B pattern.

2. How to alter the sewing pattern

Following the instructions of the pattern and tutorial, prepare the pieces n ° 5, 6 and 7 cut to the size that suits you.

isoler pièces 5,6,7 du patron

If you use a fabric "blocked" in height (non-stretch), do not hesitate to add a few centimeters for the height of the bust. For this:

  1. Cut out the line indicated on your pattern.
  2. Move the upper part of your pattern from the desired value; and tapes a strip of paper underneath to add bust height.
  3. Then, retrace the seam line side so that the curve is pretty.

ajouter hauteur buste sur patron

Now, we will isolate room n°6, the front.

  1. At the level of the thigh, remove the 1 cm of seam value.
  2. Measures half the width of the pressure leg (measure A).
  3. At about 15 cm from the bottom of the gusset, postpone this measurement A from the middle in front. This will allow you to have the right pattern width to sew the paw of press buttons afterwards.
  4. Retraces the thigh line to match measure A while having a nice curve.

enlever valeur de couture cuisse

  1. On your pattern, cut the paper on line A
  2. You will get 2 separate pieces: a front, and a gusset. This will allow you to easily open your body when you wear it 🙂
  3. Add a sewing value of 1 cm on the small part where you will come to sew the paw of press buttons.

tracer et couper patron gousset

Then you have the choice:

If you want to use a classic lingerie elastic (sewn on the outside of the fabric, then folded down inside) :

Add the 1cm of seam value that you removed previously on the thigh in front

rajouter valeur de couture

Or, as if in this tutorial, you chose to replace the lingerie elastics with a lace stripe on the thighs (or a pre-folded elastic):

Do not add the 1 cm of seam value to the front thigh, but remove this value at the levels of the thigh back, neckline and armholes.

supprimer valeur de couture


3. Cut your bodysuit

couper les tissus In your main fabric, following the most stretchy direction indicated on the pattern :

cut once at the fold the pieces Back (7) + Bonnet (5) + Front (6) + Gusset (the new piece you have just created)

NB: if your main fabric is very transparent, and you want to double your body for better opacity: cut the pieces you want to double in an extendable tulle

In jersey 100% cotton : cut once at the fold the Gusset
tissus coupés And these are the parts obtained after cutting and unfolding the fabrics!

NB: For this tutorial, we doubled the cups and the front with pink stretch tulle for more opacity, and left the back transparent 😉

4. Sew your bodysuit

coudre les pinces en fourreau As detailed in the tutorial, we will start by sewing the darts of the cup.

If like us, you have lined the cups: sew the 4 layers of fabrics and sew the darts (as in the tutorial of the Mojito jersey)

If your darts are not lined, simply sew the 2 layers of fabric and sew it together.
retourner le bonnet sur l'endroit Turn your cup on the right side.
placer bonnet sur devant Place the right side of your cup on the right side of the front, by following the notches indicated on the pattern.

Spin the fabrics together.
placer doublure sur bonnet et devant, coudre élastique Add the front lining on top of it, still following the notches indicated on the pattern.

Cut and sew the underbust elastic, with a stretch seam such as Zigzag or 3-stitches Zigzag.
retourner le devant, préparer le dos et goussets Turn the front of your body over to the right side.
Prepare the back and the 2 gussets.
placer le gousset coton à plat sur la table Lay the back of your cotton gusset flat on the table, right side of the fabric visible.
superposer le dos Add the wrong side of the back fabric from above, right side of the fabric visible.
superposer le gousset extérieur, faire une couture Then add the right side of the outer gusset above the right side of the back.

Make a straight stitch seam 5mm from the edge.
retourner le gousset Turn over the 2 gussets, and voila! You sewn your gusset "in sheath"
coudre les côtés et épaules Then place the right side of the front on the right side of the back.

Overlap the side seams and shoulder seams edge to edge to sew them together with a 5mm straight seam.

Finish the seam with an overlock or Zigzag stitch.
coudre les élastiques Cut the neckline, armhole and thigh elastics according to the measurements shown in your tutorial.

Distribute the gathers of the elastics evenly over the fabric, and sew them with a stretch stitch such as a single zigzag stitch or a 3-point zigzag
coudre la patte de boutons pressions Finally, we are going to sew the snaps tab at the gussetopening.

On the front:
Sew the snaps with the eyelets on the right side of the fabric .

On the back:
Sew the snaps with the pins on the wrong side of the fabric.

Make a straight stitch seam all over the length of the legs.
rabattre la patte de boutons pression Turn the two pieces over to fold up the tab and make a 2nd seam:

On the front:
Bring the snaps to the wrong side of the fabric (inside the body).

On the back:
Bring the snaps to the wrong side of the fabric (outside of the body).

Sew a straight stitch all around the snaps fasteners.

And there you have it, you have made a super nice bodysuit !!

résultat body laize et dentelle

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