Poppy One Piece Written Directions

The Poppy One Piece is a classic scoop neck one piece with a low back. It comes with 2 different coverage options- full coverage and cheeky.

If you prefer video instructions, click on the image below to watch:


-Poppy One Piece PDF Pattern

-1 yard of swimwear fabric

-Swimwear elastic (recommended for the best fit)

-Seam ripper

-Overlock machine OR zig-zag stitch on a regular sewing machine

Step 1

Assemble your pattern by cutting out the pieces, taping them together, then cutting out the size you would like to make. Choose between cheeky coverage and full coverage to use as your back piece.

Step 2

Cut your pieces. If you want to make your one piece reversible, make sure to have two different fabrics to use. In total you’ll cut 1 of the front and 1 of the back in EACH fabric. If you’re using one fabric for the bottoms, cut 2 in the front and 2 in the back.

Once you’re done, you should have 4 pieces total- 2 fronts, and 2 backs.

Step 3

Match your fronts and backs with right sides together. Pin and then sew along the leg holes , neckline, and arm holes. If you're using 1/4" elastic, sew it into each of these seams at this step.

Step 4

Once you've sewn the leg holes, neckline, and armholes, flip your FRONT piece out to the right side. With your BACK piece still inside out, insert the front piece inside of it. If you do this correctly, right sides should be together since your front piece is right side out and your back piece is inside out.

Step 5

With the front piece still inside of the back piece, guide the sides, straps, and gussets so they're matched up. Pin them down to secure before sewing. You should be pinning through 4 layers of fabric.

Step 6

Now sew the sides and gusset straight across. You should be sewing across 4 layers of fabric.

Step 7

Now we can take the piece to the right side. To do this, seam rip a small hole where the tag would usually be.

Note that the size of the hole in the image below is NOT to scale, ideally make a hole as small as you can while still being able to pull everything through it.

Step 8

Through the hole, pull your everyone out until your suit is brought all the way to the right side. Your front and back should be fully attached and there shouldn't be any raw edges left over except for the hole we left.

Step 9

Now all that's left is finishing off the hole. You can either to a top stitch or you can use an invisible stitch.

That completes the Poppy One Piece!

Though we try to make our patterns to fit as many people as possible, the reality is that you will most likely need to make some modifications to achieve the perfect fit. The most common modification is lengthening or shortening. For instructions on modifications, visit this link: https://edgewaterave.com/pages/modifying-poppy

If you have questions about sewing or construction, our Facebook group is a fantastic resource for new and experienced sewers alike. You can join here: https://facebook.com/groups/edgewaterave