Faye Swimsuit Pattern
Function meets form with Faye, a modern, versatile, and fully lined swimsuit. With a clean finish and minimalist design lines, the Faye Swimsuit features a scoop neckline and a slightly cheeky cut, with enough variations to create a full wardrobe of swimwear.
View A blends a high-rise bikini bottom and a bikini top with straight straps. View B is sporty and fun with a low-rise bikini bottom and a bikini top with a strappy back and supportive underbust band. Prefer a one-piece? View C is a classic maillot with a deep scoop back and adjustable straps.
Pattern Difficulty: Confident BeginnerLearn more about how we rank pattern difficulty
- Swimsuit lycra with 4-way stretch (at least 50% crosswise stretch).
- Swim lining with 4-way stretch (100% nylon suggested) - you may also use swimsuit fabric in lieu of lining
Yardage (sizes 0-20) - 58inch / 1.5 m wide
VIEW A - HIGH WAIST BIKINI + STRAIGHT STRAP TOP ~ Swim fabric AND Lining: Sizes 0-20 = 3/4 yard (0.75 m)
VIEW B - LOW WAIST BIKINI + CROSS STRAP TOP ~ Swim fabric AND Lining: Sizes 0-6: 1/2 yard (0.5 m), Sizes 8-20: 3/4 yard (0.75 m)
VIEW C - ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT ~ Swim fabric AND Lining: Sizes 0-10 = 3/4 yard (0.75 m), Sizes 12-20 = 1 yard (1 m)
Yardage (sizes 14-32) - 58inch / 1.5 m wide
VIEW A - HIGH WAIST BIKINI + STRAIGHT STRAP TOP ~ Swim fabric AND Lining: Sizes 14-16 = 3/4 yard (0.75 m), Sizes 18-32 = 1 yard (1 m)
VIEW B - LOW WAIST BIKINI + CROSS STRAP TOP ~ Swim fabric AND Lining: Sizes 14-22 = 3/4 yard (0.75 m), Sizes 24-32: 1 yard (1 m)
VIEW C - ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT ~ Swim fabric AND Lining: Sizes 14-28 = 1 yard (1 m), Sizes 20-32 = 1.25 yard (1.2 m)
- 3/8" (10 mm) rubber or cotton blend swim elastic:
- Sizes 0-20: View A = 6 yards View B = 6-7 yards View C = 6 yards
- Sizes 14-32: View A = 5-7 yards View B = 5-7 yards View C = 7 yards
- Polyester thread in matching color
- Marking tool
- Tube turner
- Stretch needles
- Optional: 1 yd (1m) x 3/4" (19 mm) bra band or swimwear elastic for underbust support in one-piece
When purchasing a PDF pattern, all size ranges available are included with your download.
At this time, only sizes 0-20 are available in print format.
PDF File Details
|Sizes 0-20||Sizes 14-32|
|Letter / A4||33 pages||41 pages|
|Copyshop / A0||2 pages||2 pages|
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From the Closet Core Community
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This was a really fun make. The instructions are great and the bikini looks beautiful.
I had a lot of fun making view 2 with two colours and I think it looks great. I will probably make another one for next year.
This was my first time using this kind of fabric and sewing this kind of clothing and closetcose as always helped me every step of the way! From the blogs to help me think about sewing swimwear to sew alongs and knowing I can trust the pattern and the instructions I can totally recommend this pattern to others. I can’t wait to make more bikinis for my wardrobe