Megan Nielsen Cottesloe Swimsuit as a Loungewear Set
Hey Ya’ll! Get ready to see my junk!
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!
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.
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.
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.
That’s all for today! Stay tuned for my review of the Megan Nielsen Eucalypt Tank soon!