Oasis, the high waisted bikini bottom [Presentation article]

Oasis the high waisted bikini bottom ends the release of the 2020 new models of separate swimwear.

Many of you asked me for this model last summer. And I must admit that I had fun on the multiple variants


Pattern available in sizes 32 to 50

Each variant of Oasis is also available with a waistband, more comfortable to wear :

  • For the versions without waistband, you can choose between two backs: a basic back, and a back with bow.
  • For the versions with waistband, only the basic back is available.

The simplest version of Oasis has already been seen at the presentation of Alizée :

Alizée and Oasis

As you can see, Oasis has a full coverage at the back.

Oasis, basic variant

A first variation will allow you to sew ties to play with colors:

All variants have a fully lined front: this allows you to use light-coloured fabrics without the risk of transparency, and it is also more comfortable.

 The seams are completely hidden: your swimming costume looks as good on the back as on the front!

Here’s a gathered version with a waistband:

The waistband is deliberately wide enough to prevent it from rolling on the waist:

Oasis can also have gathers on the sides:

The thighs are lined with clear elastic.

The back is well fitted.

Now here is the bow version (you are free to put the bow on the front or not):

And here’s the back with bow:

You will see that its construction is very easy!

I started with the idea of an opening on the back, which I wanted to be original and simple at the same time. Here, the curve falls on the lower back for a nice effect. No risk that we see the beginning of your buttocks!

That’s it, the presentation of the new swimsuit patterns is over.

Again, I’m sorry about the mannequin photographs. With the confinement, I could not do otherwise.

I still hope to be able to showcase all of these designs one day, perhaps for next summer.

If you are already familiar with the Étoffe Malicieuse patterns and are eager to sew your swimsuit, just click on the button below:

If you are not yet familiar with the specifics of the Étoffe Malicieuse patterns, here are more details on the pattern:

What’s in the download:

Étoffe Malicieuse is here to guide you as closely as possible to your expectations.

That why, the folder you will download contains several documents:

  • An interactive instructions booklet illustrated with numerous clear diagrams (to find out more, click HERE)
  • The pattern in A4/US letter format that you can print directly at home.

The pattern is given with AND without seam allowances. Thanks to the layer system, you can choose!
If you choose to print the pattern without seam allowances, everything is carefully explained in the booklet to add the seam allowances according to the finishes techniques you want to use.

Please note: for lingerie, very few sheets are required. So don’t be afraid to cut and assemble the pattern: it will be very quick to do!

The size lines are made up of different colours, but also different line styles, so you can print in black and white without any worries!

The patterns are layered which allow you to choose which sizes you want to print.

You can read the article about this specificity of the Étoffe Malicieuse patterns HERE.

There is also a short video that will show you how to use layers is available on the Youtube channel: Étoffe Malicieuse channel

  • A “printing the pattern” helper

This part will tell you how to use the layers, how to set up your printer, which pages to print according to the chosen variant…

  • A “Stitches and settings” section

This part of the explanations will detail the different stitches used in swimsuit sewing.

As the construction progresses, you will also find the small tag giving you indications on which stitch to use.

Sewing level

Contrary to popular belief, all you need is a simple sewing machine with a zig-zag stitch.

The construction instructions have been written as clearly as possible. They will guide you step by step with the help of numerous clear diagrams to enable even total beginners to sew their panties.

Oasis is a project that everyone can get on. Once again, it is a matter of trusting yourself and daring to take the plunge!


As usual, the pattern has been tested, the explanations have been read and re-read…

For this pattern, beginners in swimsuit sewing were called in (as always), as well as seamstresses more accustomed to sewing.

A big thank you to this great team of testers! THANK YOU for your help!

Don’t forget to use the hashtags #patronoasis, #patronetoffemalicieuse on Instagram so I can see your accomplishments.

Remember, each month I choose on Instagram one of your photos shared with the #etoffemalicieuse and offer a free pattern to the lucky one 😉

I’ll find you very soon with an article on fabrics. Have a nice day !

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