Étoffe Malicieuse Itaca Swimsuit PDF

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Buy the Itaca Swimsuit sewing pattern from Étoffe Malicieuse. This is the one-piece version of the Itaca Bikini Top. The straps are nicely decorated with a flounce (or not – it’s up to you!) and they can be fastened in the back or tied at the neck. You can add foam cups if you wish. The elastic band under the bust gives excellent support. The back is fastened with a clasp. Itaca also has a seam in the middle of the back for a close fit.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

Suggested fabrics: 

Swimsuit fabric: Lycra with four-way stretch (stretches horizontally and vertically) with 90% – 120% elasticity. The lycra should have at least 10% elastane.

Lining: Polyamide swimsuit lining that stretches in both directions. Alternatively, you can use powernet, which will provide better support than classic swimsuit lining.

Foam cups: If you wish, you can use foam cups for maximum support. Remember to check that your foam cups are suitable for use in an aquatic environment!

Fabric requirements: For fabric without nap or directional print.

140 cm (55″) wide fabric: Lycra, 100 – 110 cm (39 3/8″ – 43 1/4″) // Lining, 45 – 60 cm (17 3/4″ – 23 5/8″).

Sizing: 32 – 50 (approx. UK 4/6 – 20, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart.

Notions: 2.5 cm (1″) wide clasp; 20 cm (7 7/8″) of stiff boning; 20 cm (7 7/8″) of channelling; 8 mm (3/8″) wide clear elastic; thread; woolly nylon thread (optional but recommended); stretch jersey or ball-point needle.

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (11 pages). This pattern has layers so you can print just the size(s) you need. Does not include an A0 copy shop file.

NOTE: You can print this pattern with or without seam allowances using the layers function in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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Additional information


Lycra / Spandex / Waterproof

Make time

All day

Sewing level



UK 4 / US 0 / EU 32, UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48

Pattern format


PDF Printing

11 pages

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