Pilatus Swimsuit


PILATUS is a PDF sewing pattern of a one-piece swimsuit with a bow at the front and high-waisted and high leg knickers. It has no hardwire and can adapt to all kind of breasts.

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    Make your own PILATUS swimsuit with the help of this PDF sewing pattern ready to download. The file contains a pattern to assemble and easy to follow instructions with illustrations that will help you throughout the process.

    The total number of pages is 18 (6 pages for instructions and 12 pages for the pattern).

    This model is also available as a sewing kit.


    Its bow at the front, high-waist and high leg knickers gives this one-piece swimsuit an alternative look. You will have the opportunity to play with patterns, stripes or colour blocking.

    Find all the makes and inspirations of our Opian sewing pattern on the Pinterest board Patron de couture || Pilatus ||.

    Don't hesitate to send us a picture of your creations or share them on social medias with #OpianPilatus.

    Have a look on our blog for all the details of the Pilatus swimsuit:


    Niveau de couture

    You will practice sewing stretch fabrics and elastics without any hardwire.

    Find all the information about sewing level in the resources section.


    PILATUS is a model that requires a meticulous selection of fabric in order to optimize the fit. For the swimsuit to adapt well to the body, it is essential to choose a four-way stretch fabric with a great percentage of stretch (lycra, polyamide or nylon).


    • Fabric 150cm width: Sizes 1-5 1m; Sizes 6-8 1.10m
    • Elastic 0.7cm width: about 1.80m long


    Bust 78 82 86 90 94 98 102 106 110 114 118
    Waist 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96
    Hips 82 86 90 94 98 102 106 110 114 118 122


    Bust 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 102 106 110
    Waist 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94
    Hips 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 102 106 110 114


    A PDF sewing pattern is a pattern to download and print at home.

    After placing an order, you will receive a ZIP file including the following PDF files:

    • the full scale pattern in A4/Letter format to assemble with seam allowances and French and English annotations
    • the instructions with illustrations in French and English
    • the full scale pattern in A0 format to print in a copy shop
    • the technical drawings of the model
    • the illustration of the model

    You must download ZIP file sent by email, print the Pattern-A4/Lettter file at 100% without scaling (this is very important, if not the pattern won't be the right size), assemble it and sew it.

    To check if the scale is correct, we advise you to print the first sheet with the square test before printing the whole file.

    Find all the information on how to print a PDF sewing pattern on the Print a PDF pattern page.