All of my patterns are checked by me for completeness and then ironed unless they are still in their original factory folds.
The bathing suit patterns are designed for fabrics with good two-way stretch. The ease allowance for moving is in the fabric - not in the pattern. For very soft and stretchy fabrics a smaller size may be used if you want a snug fit. Although bathing suit fabric does not have to be preshrunk, check a wet sample of the fabric to see if it retains the elastic quality when wet.
Use a heavy nylon or if possible the special elastic for bathing suits. If the bathing suit is to be lined, the lining must have the two-way stretch of the bathing suit fabric.
Choose the correct bathing wuit size by waist measurement. If the waist and hip measurements are not in proportion to the standard measuements on the sizing chart, use the correct waist size and taper the line to meet the actual hip measurement.
I ship orders on the business day following receipt of payment, by Canada Post. If it is letter size, it should reach you within 4-6 business days, but I know from experience that a few days extra is completely normal. If it is package size and you live within North America, it will likely be a few days more, so 6-10 business days.
I ship everything the most economical way possible. If you would like to have your purchase in your hands sooner than normal, simply ask BEFORE you check out, and I will send it by air and change the shipping price to reflect this!
This is especially important with overseas buyers. If your parcel is package size, Ground service takes 4-6 weeks most times and air service is usually about a week. Please let me know if you would like to upgrade shipping for your purchase!
This shop takes Paypal, and Etsy's "direct checkout." (Direct checkout means that you may pay with your bank card or credit card!)
Returns & exchanges
If you are somehow dissatisfied with your purchase, please let me know immediately by convo-ing me! I will take anything back so long as it is in pre-purchase condition. I will refund your money minus the shipping cost (that includes shipping both ways) upon receipt of the returned item.