Swimwear seems daunting to even the most experienced clothing makers. Lycra: surely it’s impossible to sew? How do you deal with the stretch? How do you make it supportive?

Years of experimentation and creative thinking has led me to a thorough understanding of swimwear fabrics and techniques. Built-in bra cups, support fabrics to hold bits of you in, you can design and make swimwear to be as bold or as neutral, as sexy or as modest as you want.

Why stick with what’s available in shops?