This is a swinwear pattern.
View A bikini has lined bra with ties in casings gathering cups at armhole edges and center front. Bra ties at center back and at back neck. Panty has front lining, elastic at waist and leg openings, and ties in casings at sides.
View B tankini has lined cups, ties in casings at armhole edges gathering cups, and tie at center front. Top ties at back neck. Panty has front lining, and elastic at waist and leg openings. Skirt has elastic at waist and fits at high hip.
SX to Xl
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy to follow
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It had only a few pieces so came together easily. Although I have made undies this was my first attempt at bathing suits.
Swimwear fabric with spandex lyrca
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I used the size M.
The only change I made was to insert soft molded bra cups into the bikini/tankini tops between the outer fabric and the lining. I felt this gave more shape to the top.
I also stitched the top of the bikini/tankini to the ties as I was concerned that the tops might slide down in the water!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I made three. A test one and then two others. But will end up using all three on the beach.
Very nice pattern to sew. More pictures of these bathing suits on my blog.