WELL'S BAY Basic Bikini - PRINTED PATTERN
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
This pattern will be printed and dispatched to you once you have placed your order. It contains 1 x A0 Pattern Page. You can choose if you want to receive the instructions as a emailed file or for a small additional fee they can be printed for you too.
We conserve paper by printing on both sides of the A4 paper for the instructions.
The Pattern will be dispatched in a Kraft String and Washer Envelope that has the Pattern sticker on the front which is perfect for using to store you pattern in once sewn.
All our Patterns are sent 1st Class Post with Royal Mail.
My name is Meghann Halfmoon. I am the designer and creator behind the sewing pattern label HALFMOON ATELIER. I believe that simple design and simple choices can have a big impact: on the way we feel, on the way we live and on the world! However, choosing fashionable, socially conscious products is still harder than it should be. I can help make it easier.
Well-made foundation pieces help simplify our lives. We need less, but they add more to our closet and leave us feeling polished and put together for all occasions. We can also have a positive influence on the world by choosing to sew with sustainably and ethically made fabrics. By using ethically sourced fabric, we are helping the people – mainly women – who create our textiles. It’s just a drop in the bucket, but that bucket is full of millions of little drops.
My mission is to design simple, unique sewing patterns and facilitate sewists to source sustainable, ethical, organic and fair trade fabric as a small step toward my vision of a world in which sustainable, ethical production is simply standard.