Shirtzie & Brazi Wrap Reversible Swim Top Hack & Tutorial
Posted on April 16, 2019
Here’s a fun little tutorial on how to use the Shirtzie bodice to make a reversible wrap swim top! You can use basically the same method to make a similar wrap top using the Brazi bodice pieces. Patterns can be found at Stitch Upon a Time Patterns.
Fabric is from Christy’s Cute Designs
You will need:
- Bodice pattern pieces
- Extra paper
- Swim fabric – Main & Lining
- 1/4” swim elastic – I used a full package for a size small
- Trim you bodice pieces so that the straps are a little more narrow. You can see the adjustments I made in the picture below (see the yellow lines). Here I wish I would have trimmed a little more from the armscye side and a little less from the middle.
- Next, to get the wrap part on the front you want to gradually slope out the front curve on the front bodice to where it levels out about 2” wide. I made mine 24” long and am pretty happy with that length, although you could definitely get by with less for this size.
- Now you have your pattern pieces! Cut 2 mirror image pieces of your main and lining fabric (so 4 total pieces) for the front and 1 piece on the fold for the back bodice in each the main and the lining. Here are what mine looked like:
- Sew the main and lining pieces with right sides together, leaving the 4 straps open. (Sew where the yellow lines are, leave open where the red circles are.)
- Add 1/4” elastic in the seam allowance following the color coded picture: blue – don’t pull just keep taut, green – slightly pull while sewing, red – stretch while sewing.
- Flip everything right side out.
- Fold the seam allowance of one bodice strap opening inward.
- Insert the respective back strap into the opening and stitch together (make sure your strap isn’t twisted!) I did 2 rows of stitching to make sure it was secure. Repeat for the other side. Zigzag stitch around the entire suit for a more professional finish. And you’re done!
Here’s an example of a similar one I made awhile back using the Brazi pattern instead:
This is gorgeous Tammie!
Thanks so much!!! I love your patterns! ❤