It's a fun suit, and stays on while you play in the water!
I especially like the shorts on it - just enough to cover up my big hips and thighs, making me feel my best.
The back is one piece, and ties up at the neck into a comfortable halter style top
The front was actually pretty simple to sew up - but be warned, it does require a lot of swim elastic! I found a huge roll of 1/4" swim elastic on Amazon for about 80% less than I'd spend on swim elastic by the 2-3 yards in store (at $0.50 a yard!), so it will do me some time for suits and even non-swim suits.
The fabric was a special from Fabricland (sorry - it's sold out clearance now!), and sewed up amazingly.
From the side, it's flattering with the high waisted bottoms and normal banded bikini top - the tankini version brings the top band down to meet the shorts
If you haven't sewn swim fabric before, this is a lovely first time sew - and very forgiving.
Just remember to use the proper stretch stitch, and take your time. Don't actively pull the elastic (hold it tight - but don't tug) and the suit will sit on your body properly.
Grab your Bondi Bikini Pattern Here, and start your summer right!