SALE! Sewing PDF Pattern and Tutorial for Retro Style Yoga, Dance, or Swimsuit Top


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This listing is for a complete pattern and tutorial for the Retro-style swimsuit/yoga/dance top pictured above. This listing is NOT for the actual top, but the pattern and tutorial to make it.

This pattern will make a top to fit size Small and Medium.

Measurements for Small Bra Top:
Under Bust = min 26"/max 32"

Measurements for Medium Bra Top:
Under Bust = min 30"/max 35"
Max cup size = C

Materials Needed:
1/2 yard spandex fabric with four-way stretch
12" length of 1/4" wide elastic
Polyester thread
Ballpoint needle

A serger machine and standard machine are preferred to complete this project. I never want to discourage anyone from trying out a project, but spandex fabric is not an easy material to work with so some decent comfort with sewing techniques and confidence with a serger and sewing machine will go a long way to make this an enjoyable project. I did create this pattern to be something the home sewer can tackle. The tutorial includes many pictures to help you along the way.

This pattern and tutorial was created and designed by me and is in PDF form. You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to view it. The free Adobe Reader download is provided here:

It is a good idea to save the PDF pattern to your computer or external storage. This pattern may not be sold or reproduced.

As is standard with online patterns, I do not offer refunds.
The pattern fits on three 8.5 x 11 sheets and the tutorial includes pictures and instructions.

This pattern is for PERSONAL USE ONLY. No mass commercial production is granted with the sale of this pattern. If you showcase this pattern please do me the courtesy of including a link to my etsy shop and give me credit for the pattern design. I sell the tops made with this pattern in my etsy shop Rival Sun - feel free to look there for examples and inspiration.

©Copyright 2016 Marya Oakes (Calico Forest Designs), all rights reserved, for PERSONAL USE ONLY.

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Can't wait to make a swim top!
Jan 4, 2018 by Gremlin Obsession
Cannot wait to make this! Custom for my size!
Aug 22, 2017 by Wendy B
I used this pattern to make a swim top and the result is super super cute. There are quite a few small pieces to this pattern for such a small area, and with that said, it all comes together ingeniously! One caveat, the stretch of the fabric makes a difference in the fit, of course. I would recommend a four way tight stretch fabric, and the fit is intentionally on the smallish to medium small side. I added 5/8 to most sides in order to fit my medium top size. Great little gem of a pattern.
Jul 6, 2017 by MT
Fun pattern easy to follow directions!
Apr 19, 2017 by lydiajphotography
Feb 4, 2017 by Alixis

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