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# Bathing Suit

## Created by Laura Bolina for Sew,Mama,Sew!

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Created by Laura Bolina for Sew,Mama,Sew!
You need:
- lycra: cca. 0.6 yd or 0.5 m
- lining (nylon tricot or self fabric): cca. 0.6 yd or 0.5 m
- rubber elastic 5/16 or 8 mm wide: 4.4-6.5 yd or 4.0-6.0 m
- elastic 1/8 or 4 mm wide: cca. 8 or 20 cm
- plastic sew-in boning 1/4 or 6 mm wide: 8 or 20 cm
- organza/organza ribbon 5/16 or 8 mm wide: 4-12 or 10-30 cm
- clasp closure
Take your measures:
(1) under the bust circumference = ____
(2) under the bust front = ____
(3) under the bust back = (1) minus (2) = ____
(4) bust front = across the bust from one side to the other = ____
(5) bust radius = under the bust to bust point = ____
(6) bust point to bust point = ____
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Top Front
1x on the fold
1. Draw the pattern:
A to B = one-half of (2), minus 1-1/8 or 3 cm = ____
A to C = 2 x (5) = ____
C to D = one-half of (6) = ____
A to E = 3 x (5), divided by 2 = ____
A to F = (5) = ____
F to G = one-half of (4), minus 1-3/4 or 4.5 cm = ____
Draw a 4 or 10 cm long line from B through G and mark H.
A to I = one-third of (A to E) = ____
Draw a line from G to F. Draw a line that goes from D downwards and is perpendicular to G to F line.
The intersection of the two lines is the center of a circle with the radius of (5). Draw it.
Draw a curve from H to E. Curve must touch D and embrace the top of the circle.
A to J = 0.7 x (A to B) = ____
2. Add the seam allowances: add 3/8 or 1 cm s.a. on sides (A to B), (B to H) and (H to E)

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Top Back
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1. Draw the pattern:
A to B = one-half of (3), minus 3/4 or 2 cm = ____
B to C = clasp loop height = ____
A to D = 4 or 10 cm
Draw a slightly curved line from C to D.
2. Add the seam allowances: add 3/8 or 1 cm s.a. on sides (B to A), (A to D) and (D to C)
add 1 or 2.5 cm s.a. on side (B to C)
Neck straps
Cut twice 21 x 2 or 52 cm x 5 cm (seam allowances - 3/8 or 1 cm - included)
Lining
When using dark fabric, cut lining just for the front pieces, otherwise cut it for all of them, except for
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Bottom Front and Back
Cut or fold back left edges of the pattern pages and glue them together as shown. Cut in your size.
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Sizes:
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Size Guide:
EU 36 38 40 42
US 6 8 10 12
Waist 25-1/2 or 64.5 cm 26-1/2 or 67.0 cm 27-1/2 or 70.0 cm 29 or 73.5 cm
Hip 35-1/2 or 90.0 cm 36-1/2 or 92.5 cm 37-1/2 or 95.0 cm 39 or 99.0 cm
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