Our newest Resort Collection patterns are here! The Amalfi reversible 3-piece swimsuit and the Sorrento Cover-Up! Amalfi is a three-piece reversible swimsuit with SO many options, but our gorgeous testers are on the blog today with a few extra hacks for you.
These photos are the Amalfi made as per the pattern, only graded for my measurements. The fit is great!
But perhaps you may prefer more or less coverage or would like to add the smoothing effect of swim cups. I’ve got you covered with adjustments for the neckline, back legline, and added swim cups.
NOTE: The only special tool that I used was a curved ruler. If you don’t have one, you may use a straight ruler and free-hand the curves.
Adjust Bottom Back Cutline
For more (or less) coverage as per your preference:
You will only need to adjust your back piece. Trace off the back piece in your size, grading as necessary, and grab a curved ruler and a pencil.
for less coverage:
NOTE: Regardless of whether you have added more or less coverage, finish the bathing suit as per pattern. Adjust elastic if your seamline length changed; you can use your curved ruler or a soft measuring tape to measure the legline before and after alteration.
NOTE: If you feel unsure about changing the legline, look at the pattern pieces on your favorite Made for Mermaids underwear to help inform your changes.
Adjust Neckline for Fuller Bust
For more (or less) coverage
You may notice that the curve on the neckline has changed significantly. In order to accommodate more coverage on my full bust, this is an appropriate line for me. You may find your line looks different. Don’t worry, all of our shapes are unique; do what you think is best for your body and fit preference.
When cutting out your new pattern pieces, you may wish to remove your new cutline on the back pieces. You could choose to leave it if you want ALL the reversible options. Finish as per pattern.
Add Swim Cups
Keep in mind that adding swim cups may limit your options as far as the versatility of the suit. You will still have options, but potentially not as many. Remember that cups will not provide support as much as coverage.
*finish as per pattern. I used the size H round cups from Wawak and I was able to manipulate them through the prescribed opening when constructing the suit and turning it right side out.
You can always make adjustments to any pattern to fit your body in any way that you prefer! I encourage you to take a leap into adjustments to create a fit that is perfect for you.
Enjoy your perfect fit Amalfi!
Teri used the Amalfi bottoms with the Loren top! Attach the Loren top, right sides together, with main Amalfi. Use the Amalfi pattern tutorial for finishing the Amalfi bottoms. This gives more coverage than our Loren swim hack if you love the look of both!
Claire used our Shelly hack for an adorable bump-friendly Amalfi.
i was wondering if anyone has done a FBA? large bust small upper bust. TIA
Sure you can do an FBA on it, no one did in testing though.