New Pattern Release: The Boca Bay Swimsuit

Posted by Melanie Burns on

Hey all you Greenstylers! We have an exciting new pattern release from an up and coming designer, Angelyn's daughter Savannah Bennett! This was her first pattern draft and she did a phenomenal job! I see a bright future ahead of her in the pattern drafting world!

The Boca Bay Swimsuit is a trendy, square neckline bathing suit that has the option for a non gathered front for A-C cups, and a gathered front for D+ cups. The bottoms come in 3 rises, low, medium, and high, and also have the option to be reversible or non-reversible with a waistband option. The bottoms are moderately cheeky for a little less coverage than our other swim bottom options. I'd say this pattern is great for a confident beginner, with it's detailed pictures and step by step instructions. 

This pattern takes anywhere from 3/4 to 1 yard of fabric depending on style and size made. Swim fabric is recommended, or any similar Nylon/Spandex blend that has at least 50% 4 way stretch. You'll also need 3/8" or 1/2" elastic for the straps, 1/4" or 3/8" elastic for bottom legs and waist, 1/2", 1", or 1 1/2" elastic or underbust band, and 1" or 1 1/2" elastic for the bottom waist band if making the banded option. 

This pattern covers sizes B-M, from 30" to 61" bust measurements and 32" to 62" hip measurements. Choose your size based on your measurements, not your store bought size, and if you're between sizes, be sure to grade between sizes for the best fit. If you're unsure of how to grade, hop on over to our Facebook Group, where you'll find tons of resources and lots of friendly sewists ready to help you get the best fit possible!


The Boca Bay swimsuit is on sale for $8.75 until Midnight, Monday August 16, after which it will return to full price of $12. Don't wait, get your copy of the Boca Bay pattern here while it's still on sale!


Our Testers are always so so amazing, and this test was no exception! Check them out below and show them a little love!


Ang Hal:

Stats/Mods: Size D, high rise banded bottoms

Swim fabric from personal fabric stash.


Caroline Martinez:

Stats/Mods: size F top, graded from E waist to F hip for bottoms.

Swim fabric from Mimi's Custom Fabrics.


Cynthia Hendrickson:

Stats/Mods: Size E completely reversible.

Fabric from personal fabric stash.


Daisy Buitrago:

Stats/Mods: Size B, low rise, crotch made 1/4" more narrow

Yellow Ribbed Swim and Green Nylon Swim fabric from The Fabric Fairy.


Dana Miller:

Stats/Mods: Size J, 3.5" of length taken of the straps.

Fabric from personal fabric stash.


Danielle Allen:

Stats/Mods: Size G top with D+ cup, size F bottoms.

Lime Tiger Stripe Swim from Boho Fabrics.

Orange Tiger Stripe Swim from Boho Fabrics.

Deep Leopard Swim fabric from The Styled Magnolia.


Dee Boyd:

Stats/Mods: Size G top with A-C cup, size H bottoms, high waisted with no waist band.

Stretch African Print from Etsy.


Elda Castillo:

Stats/Mods: Size H.

Swim fabric from personal fabric stash.


Gloria Richardson:

Stats/Mods: Size G/H/I with additional FBA

Swim fabric from


Jess Wilcox:

Stats/Mods: K tops with M bottoms, 1.5" bands and both, midrise bottoms.

Swim fabric from personal fabric stash.

Swim fabric from personal fabric stash.


Jill Boehm:

Stats/Mods: Size B top, C bottoms.

Swim fabric from the Styled Magnolia.


Jocie Goldman:

Stats/Mods: Size D top, E bottoms.

Swim fabric from personal fabric stash.


Kamali Obiagu:

Stats/Mods: Size I graded to J. Took 3 inches off straps. 1.5 waistband elastic for top. High waisted bottoms with 1 inch elastic

Swim fabric from Surge Fabrics.

Swim fabric from Surge Fabrics.


Kimberly Dehuff:

Stats/Mods: Size C top and D bottoms.

Swim fabric from

Swim fabric from the Fabric Fairy.


Mary Cheddie: 

Stats/Mods: Top size F, bottoms size g with D+ cup size. Added 5" to straps, used 2" elastic on top, high waisted bottoms. Suit is reversible.

Top is swim fabric from Mood, bottoms are Yoga Flex from Greenstyle Creations.


Melanie Burns: 

Stats/Mods: Size C, low rise bottoms, gathered top, fully reversible top and bottom. 

Pineapple swim from fabric destash, Blue Tricot from Greenstyle Creations.

Tie Dye swim fabric from destash site with Orange Ribbed Swim from Boho Fabrics.

Tiger Stripe Swim fabric from Boho Fabrics.

Crimson Inked Swim fabric from Blended Thread Fabric.


Rejeana Ebata:

Stats/Mods: Size C

Swim fabric from Sew Fit Fabrics.


Sharon Aguilar:

Stats/Mods: Size C.

Swim fabric from The Fabric Fairy.


Shelly Andrews:

Stats/Mods: Size J/K bottoms, Size I/J top.

Fractured Swim fabric and Recycled Italian Energia from The Styled Magnolia.

Swim fabric from The Styled Magnolia.


Susi Schöngraf:

Stats/Mods: Size F top, size G bottoms.

Swim fabric from personal fabric stash.


Tania Keller:

Stats/Mods: Size C

Pastel Jungle print from Mily Mae Fabric.


Teresa Bellnoski:

Swim fabric from fabric stash.


Teresa Orpen:

Stats/Mods: Size F top, H bottom. Fully reversible.

Printed YSS from Zenith and quasar with solid swim highlighter pack from Zenith and Quasar.


Vicki Jean:

Stats/Mods: Size D top, F bottoms.

Swim fabric from personal fabric stash.


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