Get ready to sew up something to make you feel comfortable and cute at the same time! This double release with the Vixen Bralette and the Vixen Bikini & Thong make the perfect set for underwear and bralette or swimsuit! The options seem endless and they’re quick and fun to sew up too.
If you’re nervous to jump into undergarments or swim, both these tutorials are packed full with links to helpful blog posts and videos along the way! So whether you’re ready to lounge in a perfect cotton spandex set or ready to rock your set at the pool, the two new Vixen patterns are perfect for you!
The Vixen Bralette comes with both cross back (my personal favorite) and straight straps. This cross back has the crossing section a bit lower than most, taking the strain off the neck and onto the stronger part of your upper back… can we say YESSSS comfort!! Still worried you wont like those cross straps? (Whispers…try it…) You can opt for the straight straps. All options are fully lined with 1/4″ elastic in the seams giving natural support for the bust without that uncomfortable underwire. You can also choose to innerline the front pieces with powermesh or cups to add even more support. Make a perfect fitting bralette or a bikini top with just different fabric choice.
The Vixen Bikini & Thong can give you a partially lined or fully lined bottom to match too. Use a cotton spandex for undies or swim knit for a bikini bottom. The open sides give the illusion of legs for days for a flattering fit.The front still has you covered nicely and the back is a perfect cheeky look with just a little cheek sneaking out.
Both come with a few band options that are so much fun! You can finish with an exposed elastic for a sporty look, stretch lace trim for a beautiful look, short knit band for a gorgeous inside and out, or a tall knit band for more coverage. If you use a knit band (and fully lined bottoms) you can create a FULLY REVERSIBLE item! How fun is that? The knit band is the most challenging option though, so if you’re not an intermediate sewist with undergarments and swimsuits…try one of the other first 🙂
Sizes include: XXS – Plus 5X for the Adult Hourglass Figure.
But wait! I also include a Small Bust and a Full Bust Adjusted pieces for the Vixen Bralette… what does that mean exactly? If your upper and full bust are one size away from each other, I’ve already done the bust adjustment for you. PARTY TIME!
That means less time adjusting and more sewing time!
Both Vixen patterns are a tight fit that need high stretch knits with good recovery. Not a lot of options for fabric choice on these one, a cotton spandex makes a perfect lounge set and swim knits make a gorgeous swimsuit option. Other than that there aren’t many high stretch knits that are breathable with good recovery for undies… some rib knits might work. You could use an athletic knit for a light support athletic/yoga bra top too.
*Want to learn more about how to measure yourself for these pattern? We’ve got you covered with an in-depth blog HERE. And for even more helpful fun, we have a free* printable that you can use to help record your measurements as you take them. And in case you’re new to Patterns for Pirates and PDF patterns in general, we have a great blog full of new-user tips HERE to help you get started! As with all of our current releases and updates, the pdfs now include our layers feature and can be found in Letter, A4, A0 and projector sizes.
Let’s take a look at the different ways we can sew up these patterns!
I’ve sewn up a huge stack of Vixen sets and I can’t wait to see you enjoy these patterns too! Head on over to the shop and grab yourself a copy of these new patterns! They are available on sale (no code needed) through 11:59pm CST, May 18, 2022.
Want to get both new patterns or pick a different swim top/bottom to go with your new Vixen?
Use code: swimbundle for any bikini top or bottom in the shop to get special bundle discount during the release sale!
Warning though, if you make a new Vixen Bralette to match your most favorite pair of Cutie Booty Boxer Breifs… you’ll suddenly notice how faded those favorites are!!!
Hoping for a little inspiration? Head over to our Facebook group where you can see tester albums full of amazing images!