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Megan Nielsen Cottesloe Swimsuit as a Loungewear Set

Megan Nielsen Cottesloe Swimsuit as a Loungewear Set

Hey Ya’ll! Get ready to see my junk!

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When Anita from Megan Nielsen Patterns reached out to me about making a couple of their new patterns I was all the way in. I have never actually made any Megan Nielsen patterns but I have a long list of her patterns I want to make, and I also have been loving watching her increase her size range recently. They sent over a tank (coming later next week) and a swimsuit pattern. I’m skeptical of swimsuit sewing, and to be honest I don’t have that much swimwear fabric and findings in my town. I pitched Anita the idea of a loungewear set and she said to go for it!

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Let me just sing this pattern’s praises: It’s fantastic. If a super simple loungewear set fits so fantastically, I can only imagine what a supportive swimsuit this would be. The bottoms on this set are now my go-to scrap busting underwear pattern. Theres a little bit of shaping on the back of the bottoms that make your butt look AWESOME. God bless you, Megan Nielsen.

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As for making a loungewear set instead of swimwear, the only “adjustment” I made was omitting the fabric casing on the elastic on the waistband of the top and bottoms. I was going to include it, but when I was strolling around Joannes, like you do, I found some super plush 1” elastic I could use without a casing and I was like, hell yes, this is my best life. I think in hindsight it might be easier to use foldover elastic instead of regular elastic on the arm and leg holes but I wanted to try all the steps of the pattern and it came out just find, so do what you will.

Can we talk about how Jayne stole the show in these photos? Good gracious, I’ve been shown up.

Can we talk about how Jayne stole the show in these photos? Good gracious, I’ve been shown up.

The pattern sizing is extremely accurate. I was a little skeptical when I was sewing the bottoms that they looked a little big but then I tried them on and I was like, oh yeah, that’s actually the size of your butt. The Bra top is great and I can only imagine that if it was lined for support in a swimsuit it would keep those puppies strapped in tight.

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That’s all for today! Stay tuned for my review of the Megan Nielsen Eucalypt Tank soon!

Megan Nielsen Eucalypt Tank in Nani Iro

Megan Nielsen Eucalypt Tank in Nani Iro

#EyesOnThePies April Pie: Ricotta and Apple Pie for Easter

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