Basic bikini WELL’S BAY is a reversible bikini that is strikingly minimal yet versatile. I named it after the disappearing beach here on Saba - one of the most breathtaking locations on the island.
Living in a hard-to-reach area, I originally designed this bikini to use the stretch of strips of swimwear fabric - which I call "elast-ish" - rather than special elastics or other notions (although elastic is optional). The wireless top has under-bust darts, thin shoulder straps and ties at the back. The bottoms are low-rise hipsters that provide full coverage, thanks to the curved seam of the side panels. Ideal for the minimalist who cannot choose, the reversibility gives you four different wearable combinations and plenty of opportunity for color-blocking. (The pattern comes with bonus tips on creating panties with the bikini bottoms pattern!)
Medium weight, 4-way stretch swimwear fabric with approx. 40% - 65% horizontal stretch and 25% - 50% cross grain stretch. Swimwear fabric typically contains 80% - 90% nylon or polyester and 10% - 20% elastane (ie. Spandex, Lycra).
+ Coordinating thread (polyester, stretch or wooly nylon)
+ Stretch needle (for sewing machine)
+ Hand-sewing needle
+ Optional notions: 1/4" to 3/8" swimwear elastic (this may provide more support) foam cups
You can choose to receive the pattern in two different ways.
1. Printed Pattern with PDF Instructions - This pattern will be printed and dispatched to you once you have placed your order. It will contain the A0 Pages for the pattern and it will be dispatched in a clear polythene cover to keep it safe. You will be able to download the instructions file as a PDF at the end of the transaction.
2. Printed Pattern with Printed Instructions - For £2.00 more we will print the A0 Pattern pages and the A4 instructions for you and they will be dispatched in a clear polythene cover to keep it safe.
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