Bee bikini top: Designer Notes

I made Bee together with Prudencerabbit, as they wanted to make a swimwear pattern that went along with a previous freesewing pattern. It is based on a garment they made and wanted to make available for other people make as well. We worked of FreeSewing’s body block Bella as a base, converting it to a single dart block to make the top. During pattern testing one of our contributors TangerineShark made a variant with crossover back ties which we found so cool we added it to Bee! You can get this variation by using option Cross Back Ties. Bee can also be made reversible by using options Reversible, Duo Colours Ties & Neck Tie Colours. With the previous pattern being retired you can use Uma to make a matching bikini bottom.