Bombshell Swimsuit by Closet Case Files

A ruched 1950's silhouette swimsuit with the option for a gathered bust maillot, a halter neck, and a high waist bottom.

Pattern: Bombshell Swimsuit
Designer: Closet Case Files
Categories: Swimwear
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabric: Lycra
required fabric: 1 to 2 14 yards
Sizes: 0 - 20
Digital Sewing Pattern$13.00
Digital Sewing Pattern$13.00


When the mercury rises, sometimes only a dip in some fresh water will bring the heat down. The Bombshell Swimsuit by Closet Case files is the perfect number to wear to the beach, the pool, or the nearby lake. With plenty of ruching, we have yet to see a more flattering swim suit on any body type. Choose a halter top or gathered bust maillot depending on your personal style. Or match your favorite swimsuit top by making a pair of high waisted bottoms. Either way, this pattern is a great way to dip your toes into the world of handmade swimwear.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in)
Number of Files Included: 3
Total Number of Pages: 47
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Size 02468101214161820
Bust313233343536 1/23840424446
Waist242526272829 1/23133353739
Hip333435363738 1/24042444648

Fabric Required (yards)

Size 02468101214161820
45" Wide1 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/222222 1/42 1/4
60" Wide111111 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/222
Lining 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2111111

Recommended Fabrics

  • Lycra

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Tailor's Chalk

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • Stretch Needle
  • Swimwear Elastic
  • Thread

Additional Notes

This PDF pattern includes all pattern pieces in two versions (at home printing and copy shop versions) and step-by-step instructions with color photos.

Another A+++ pattern from Miss Heather Lou!!!

Gorgeous suit! Such a flattering pattern and everything I've always wanted in a swimsuit but could never find on the rack.

The pattern is great, the instructions are great and there's even a sew along on the designer's blog to further break things down. She is great and makes it easy to follow!

I love this swimsuit!