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  • Pattern cover illustration showing women wearing bathing suit and beach coat
  • Woman wearing a white beach coat
  • Woman wearing a blue halter neck bathing suit
  • Top: Line drawing of front and back views of bathing suit. Bottom: Front and back views of beach coat.
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      Dawn & Gill

        Halter Neck Bathing Suit Pattern

        This bombshell swimsuit with a sweetheart neckline and a halter neck is sure to be your favourite at the beach. Fasten with a zip at the back. Coat has short, kimono type sleeves and a round neckline with a button tab and may match suit or be contrasting.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.. This pattern is also available as a PDF download. 

        Size Guide

        Body Measurements: Size 14(vintage size)
        Bust: 32” (81.3cm)
        Waist: 26.5” (67.3cm)
        Hip: 35” (89cm)

        Finished Bathing Suit length from waistline: 14” (35.6cm)
        Finished Coat length from back of neck: 31.5” (80cm)
        (1” hem)

        Body Measurements: Size 16 (vintage size)
        Bust: 34” (86.4cm)
        Waist: 28” (71.2cm)
        Hip: 37” (94cm)

        Finished Bathing Suit length from waistline: 14 ¼” (36.9cm)
        Finished Coat length from back of neck: 32” (81.3cm)
        (1” hem)
        Width at lower edge of Coat: 60 ½” (153.7cm)

        Sewing Notions

        Matching thread, Fabric Covered Featherbone For Stays, 1 ¼ yds.
        3/8” Elastic For Legs, 7/8 yd.
        14” General Use Zipper For Back Opening

        Fabric Amount Guide

        Size 32" Bust
        Bathing Suit -
        35” With Nap*, 2 ½ yds.
        35” Without Nap**, 2 3/8 yds.
        39” Without Nap**, 2 yds.
        45” Without Nap**, 1 5/8 yds.
        Lining -
        45” Rayon Jersey, 1 5/8 yds.
        52” Cotton or Wool Jersey, 1 3/8 yds.
        Fabric Covered Featherbone For Stays, 1 ¼ yds.
        3/8” Elastic For Legs, 7/8 yd.
        14” General Use Zipper For Back Opening
        Coat -
        35” Without Nap**, 2 7/8 yds.
        45” Without Nap**, 2 yds.

        Size 34" Bust
        Bathing Suit -
        35” With Nap*, 2 ½ yds.
        35” Without Nap**, 2 3/8 yds.
        39” Without Nap**, 2 1/8 yds.
        45” Without Nap**, 1 5/8 yds.
        Lining -
        45” Rayon Jersey, 1 5/8 yds.
        52” Cotton or Wool Jersey, 1 3/8 yds.
        Fabric Covered Featherbone For Stays, 1 ¼ yds.
        3/8” Elastic For Legs, 7/8 yd.
        14” General Use Zipper For Back Opening
        Coat -
        35” Without Nap**, 2 7/8 yds.
        45” Without Nap**, 2 yds.

        * WITH NAP means fabric with one way design, or with nap or pile.
        ** WITHOUT NAP means fabric with either way design, or without nap or pile.

        Recommended Fabrics

        Linen, Polished Cotton, Cotton Broadcloth, Denim, Pique, Sharkskin. “Coat” – Denim, Terry Cloth, Pique, Linen. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        Intermediate

        What You Will Receive

        If you select a Paper Pattern, you will receive a true to scale reproduction sewing pattern printed on A0 premium paper, along with instructions and a full colour front cover. Your pattern will arrive in a clear re-sealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which may include age related wear and tear.