Get ready to splash into summer with our latest pattern, the spectacular Peppermint Bronte Bathers.

Made in collaboration with Sharon and Justine Cowie, the marvellous mother-daughter duo behind Swim Style Patterns, the Bronte Bathers are a terrific two-piece bikini perfect for beach-ready babes. With high-waisted bottoms and a twist-front top, she’s the perfect combination of fun in the sun and supportive coverage – you can even omit the twist tie and create a bandeau top! Featuring all the bells and whistles, from tidy interior linings to removable bust cups and adjustable straps, by the time you’ve sewn up this simple set, you’ll have levelled up into a swimwear master!

Many thanks to our sewing partner Spoonflower for helping to make our much-loved patterns possible! From wallpaper to fabric to home decor, Spoonflower offers one of the largest Marketplaces of designs from independent artists around the world. They are committed to reducing their carbon footprint and lessening negative impacts as much as possible. They make their products with water-based inks and responsibly sourced materials using their innovative, on-demand printing process. Each order is printed and made in the USA by their team of manufacturing experts. Pop over to for inspiration for your next me-made project.

We used Spoonflower’s Sport Lycra printed with some sweet scribbles by illustrator Erin Karr, textured brush strokes by Julia Schumacher and a geometric print from Christine Weenk of Weenk Creative.

We can’t wait to see your creations – don’t forget to tag #PeppermintPatterns #PeppermintBronteBathers to share your makes!

Sewing Level: Intermediate

Size Range: XS–9X (see chart)

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Here at Peppermint, we’re passionate about all things craft, creativity and community, which is why we’ve invested so much into our gorgeous free sewing patterns over the years! We’ve been giving away our patterns to everyone for free for many years now, and wish that we could continue to do so. But producing these patterns (including paying patternmakers a fair wage, as well as the ongoing promotional, creative and logistical costs) is costly and as a small business with rising expenses, we now need to charge a small amount to continue our work. The good news is that a free printed pattern is included in our latest print issue, a digital copy comes free with the digital copy of the mag, and the digital downloadable version is available to download under a new ‘pay-what-you-like’ initiative – how cool is that?!



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