No. 3019

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Pattern Description

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


Sizes and Supplies

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.

Imperial Measurement Chart
Download Information

15 pages


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Techniques and customization ideas for your Dakota

Choose the right elastic for the project.

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

How to sew swimwear.