Ever since I sewed my first swimsuit I have overcome my fear for sewing swimwear. Nevertheless, I have not sewed one since then. Then I saw a tester call for the Moonbean Swimsuit by Petite Stitchery*, wow, I loved the cut-out version right away! I was one of the lucky testers to be chosen to test the Moonbeam Swimsuit.
The Moonbeam swimsuit has several options and actually is a quick sew. There is a one piece swimsuit and a cutout swimsuit, which I sewed. Additionally, you can sew a swim dress with pockets (!!) and you can add a flounce. Sizing starts at 2Y and goes up all the way to 17 and also a women’s Moonbeam swimsuit is available. I love the look of the cut out swimsuit that looks like a bikini, but is a swimsuit. I always have to get the hang of swimming elastic in swimsuits, but after that it is not a difficult pattern at all and looks amazing!
Fabric: the leaves fabric was a coupon at Naaiplezier. The purple and pink lycra comes from Bas Bastiaans. My swim lining and swim elastic come from Lijfgoed.
Pattern: the Moonbeam Swimsuit by Petite Stitchery (women’s Moonbeam swimsuit is also available)
Sizing: 2Y – 17 (also available for women)
Options: there is a one piece swimsuit, a cutout swimsuit, a swim dress with pockets and you can add a flounce.
Difficulty: it is a pretty easy pattern to sew