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Wear a two-piece with confidence when you sport the Dakota swim bottoms.

Version 1 of these high-waisted swim bottoms features feminine hourglass seams that are perfect for color blocking, while the simple lines of version 2 are perfect for a fun print. Pair Dakota with the Reno swim top (from issue No. 9 of Seamwork) and release your inner bombshell.

Seamwork Issue 9


Our Misses patterns are drafted for a C cup and our Curvy patterns are drafted for DD. Both are drafted for a height of 5'8" (172 cm).

XS - 3XL

All-purpose polyester sewing thread, ballpoint needle, 3 yards of 1/4" knit elastic, 1 1/4 yards of 3/8”-wide rubber elastic.

Nylon lycra swim fabrics (80% Nylon, 20% Spandex) with 2-way stretch, and at least 50% horizontal stretch.

Swimwear lining fabrics with 2-way stretch.

XS - 3XL

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Most pattern PDFs are layered for easier printing.

15 pages

Print-at-home files, copy shop files, and instructions. See contents file in download for detailed descriptions.

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Techniques and customization ideas for your Dakota

The Ultimate Guide to Elastic

Choose the right elastic for the project.
Sew Knits Without a Serger

Simple tips for using your home sewing machine to sew knit fabrics.
Swimwear Basics

How to sew swimwear.