Faye Swimsuit- Tester Version

I was thrilled to get the chance to test again for Closet Core Patterns. I’m a huge fan of the company and love their designs. I tend to draft my own patterns so I don’t buy as many as I used to, so it’s nice to get to use my sewing skills to help out. I was asked to test View C- the one piece version with the scoop back and criss cross straps.

I’m really happy with how this tester came out and am looking forward to making the bikini version! Fabric is already on the way!

This is actually my second version of the tester. For my first version the straps were too short and the length in the body was just a bit short. I actually loved that suit- I made it in a vivid turquoise with a black lining. I may try to salvage that one by turning it into a bikini. I actually don’t wear one pieces much since there inconvenient for the beach, so I’ll save this one for pool days. It’s really pretty!

I took these pics with my phone at the beach so they’re not the best, but it gets the job done. Taking pics at the beach with my foot injury is finally getting easier so hopefully I’ll get better pics later in the season.

All the Details:

Pattern, Fabric, Lining plus 3/8″ Elastic from my stash

Faye Swimsuit- Closet Core Patterns


Size 10 lengthened 1″ in the Body.

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.

Closet Core

Sunset Palms Nylon Spandex Swimsuit Fabric- The Fabric Fairy

Simply beautiful large scale palm print on a white background.  Quality swimsuit fabric with a matte finish and 4-way stretch. 

Fabric Content: Nylon/Spandex
Fabric Type: Swimsuit
Fabric Weight: 200 GSM
Fabric Width: 60″ inches wide
Fabric Hand: Matte and Stretchy
Fabric Stretch: 75% 4-way

Ivory Ecofit 13 Recycled Nylon Spandex Swimsuit Lining Fabric- The Fabric Fairy

Ivory Ecofit 13 is perfect for swimwear lining and intimate apparel. Not only does it have a soft hand, but it helps save the planet.  Eco friendly, certified recycled, high chlorine resistance, light weight, and UV protection. Smooth, soft hand that does not snag.  40/50+ UPF.

Fabric Content: 88% Recycled Mipan® Regen Nylon / 12% Creora® HighClo Spandex
Fabric Type: Swimsuit Lining Fabric
Fabric Weight: 135 GSM
Fabric Width: 58/59″ inches wide
Fabric Hand: Soft and Flowing
Fabric Stretch: 75%, 35% 4-way
Fabric Uses: Swimsuit Lining

How pretty is the back of this suit!

The only downside for this suit is it isn’t very supportive in the bust. I’m pretty active at the beach so I’d definitely make the bikini version for comfort and ease of wear all day in the sun and surf. I received the final pattern after testing and bought some lovely swim fabric from Core Fabrics that I can’t wait to sew up in a blue ditsy floral print and a Pthalo blue solid! Bikini’s coming soon!

Back soon with some more Summer makes! Happy Sewing!

1 thought on “Faye Swimsuit- Tester Version”

  1. You’re right, the back is lovely. And I love the print— it keeps the eye moving! Nice option for the pool.

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