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Retro Bikini 05/2013 #132



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Women’s bikini sewing pattern available for download. Available in various sizes and is produced by burda style magazine

Whether at the local pool or in a luxury resort, you’ll be a real hit in this 50s’ style bikini. Narrow lace trim decorates both the knotted top with its wide, shaped straps and the bottom with elastic waist and mini bows.

Recommended Materials

Lightweight fabrics with some body.

Amount of Fabrics

width: 140 cm (55 ins)
length: 1.00 m (1 1/8 yds) for all sizes.


Stretch lace edging,
width: 1 cm (3/8 in)
length: 2.00 – 2.10 – 2.15 – 2.20 – 2.30 m
(2 1/4 – 2 3/8 – 2 1/2 – 2 1/2 – 2 5/8 yds).

width: 5 mm (3/16 in)
length: 1.50 – 1.60 – 1.70 – 1.75 – 1.85 m
(1 3/4 – 1 3/4 – 1 7/8 – 2 – 2 1/8 yds).

Elastic thread for shirring.

Seam Allowance

This pattern doesn't include seam allowance

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    Nov 16, 2014, 01.19 AMby ivysue

    Does anyone have any tips for making the shirred panel on the back of the top? I’m not getting enough stretch to allow me to pull the top on, and then the little stretch I have causes the elastic thread to pull out (the stitching doesn’t prevent the elastic thread to stay put). I’m baffled about how this is supposed to work!

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      Aug 6, 2016, 07.13 AMby hello Itsme

      Hi I made sure to straight stitch a few times across both ends of the elastic threads, to make sure they are pinned down, all the while slightly bunching up the fabric to zig zag along the threads and create the shirring. I too had problems getting the bikini over my head, and in fact I decided to cut apart the small bar at the front (part of the faced band, but directly under the bottom of the keyhole), and turned it into a separating velcro fastener instead.

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    May 19, 2013, 01.58 AMby torakandwolf

    Can this be made with swimsuit fabric?

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      Apr 3, 2015, 12.50 PMby hello Itsme

      hi i would say that it can (but don’t quote me on it haha)

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    Apr 24, 2013, 07.59 PMby adele1

    I can not find the instructions for Swimsuit Modell 132 Burda Style 05/2013. I downloaded the pattern. There are no instructions with it. Please tell me where the instructions are.

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      Apr 25, 2013, 10.39 PMby funnymuffin

      Hi Adele1, the burdastyle gives the pattern instructions in a separate pdf available for download on this page! Scroll up until you see “Instructions PDF” and “Click here for download” to download it. It’s to the right of the picture under the instructions for seam allowance and amount of fabrics. Happy sewing!

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