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introducing: the Breakwater collection

Megan Nielsen Breakwater collection // www.megannielsen.comThere really are no words to express my excitement today. Almost a years worth of work/passion/obsession is ready to share.

I give you: the Breakwater collection.

My heart and soul is in this collection, and i couldn’t be happier with the four patterns that star in it: Cascade, Crescent, Tania and Eucalypt. (plus some special appearances by Briar). I couldn’t possibly pick a favourite because i adore them all too much!

I couldn’t be more thrilled with the lookbook – we had the perfect team, and everyone involved was just amazing. literally. I want to work with these girls over and over – massive hugs Ashleigh, Fallon, Ali and Yvette! To all the pattern testers, i thank you with all of my heart – you are all so amazingly wonderful. And i think the biggest thank you goes to Chris, who supported me for months and months of late night working, exhaustion and stress filled freakouts – what would i do without you darling?

Over the next few days i’ll share with you more info about the individual patterns and more detail shots etc – and my awesome partner in crime Holly and I have some fantastic tutorials and variations lined up for you – but for now, please enjoy the world that is Breakwater.

Patterns are available now, and sewing kits including fabrics from the lookbook will be available in the next few days

Meg XOXO

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[Credits]

Model:  Ashleigh Head // Scene
Photographer: Fallon Jones // Poise Photography
Bike: generously on loan from Reid Cycles
Hair & Makeup: Ali Price // Ali Price makeup
Styling & shoot assist: Yvette Brownlie
Designs & styling: Megan Nielsen 

[SHOP the lookbook]

Cascade Skirt MN2202
Crescent Blouse MN2103
Eucalypt Tank & Dress MN2101
Tania Culottes MN2203
Briar Sweater & Tshirt MN2303
Breakwater collection discount pack

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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BlackLabel
9 years ago

WOW Congrats Megan! Everything about this post is beautiful. I particularly adore the crescent & the cascade YUM. All the very best with these & I look forward to purchasing as soon as I can decide on one….because having them all would just make me a piggy :-)

Katy
9 years ago

oooh, I love a lot of these. I love that high low skirt, and the peter pan collar top. so pretty! Congratulations!

Sabrina
9 years ago

Love the patterns and adore the lookbook! Congrats on a pretty rad collection. :)

Veronica Darling
9 years ago

Congratulations Meg! Great photos and I can’t wait to look through it more! Might have to come back tomorrow for another squizz!

Coco
Coco
9 years ago

WoW!! I need them all :-D Love that Culotte and the High Low Skirt!!

maddie
9 years ago

Congratulations! The collection looks fantastic and the photos from the lookbook are stunning :0

Blogless Anna
9 years ago

All your hard work has paid of Meg. Stunning photos and inspirational patterns! Congratulations.

Ping
9 years ago

Holy crap these are beautiful! I love love love your philosophy on pattern designing and your passion shows through so clearly in your designs! Congrats!!

Mady
9 years ago

Congratulations!The patterns are amazing and I love the whole lookbook!

sallie
9 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations – a million times! The patterns and lookbook coudn’t possibly be prettier! Gorgeous model, gorgeous clothes, gorgeous setting…. sigh… you really nailed it, girl!

maggie
maggie
9 years ago

Super nice, I really like the cascade and crescent. Do you think you’ll ever do PDF patterns again? I prefer them quite a bit.

Katie
9 years ago

Congratulations! What an amazing collection, and the photos are just stunning! This is a perfect summer collection — I’m heading over to snap up the collection pack now.

Jennie
Jennie
9 years ago

Absolutely stunning!!! Great Job Megan! Can’t wait to get my hands on these delicious patterns

Kelly
9 years ago

This is such a beautiful collection! Congratulations!

Lauren
9 years ago

Whoa, these are AMAZING!! I can see why you can’t pick a favorite – I can’t either! Beautiful pictures, too – now I’m dying for the beach :)

Alisa
Alisa
9 years ago

So Good! You are seriously talented. Thank you so much for sharing.

Kelly
9 years ago

Oh my gosh, these are amazing!! The lookbook is so gorgeous, and your model is adorable. I love the Cascade skirt and will be stalking your website for when the kits come available because your fabrics are AMAZING!!

Juli
9 years ago

I’m so so SO excited for these new patterns Megan! They look AMAZING and perfect for summer! You did a fantastic job. Gorgeous styling and absolutely beautiful photos too… I want to sew up all of them! :-)

Janelle
Janelle
9 years ago

OH MY GOSH I’M DROOLING. I love it! So so so pretty! I’ve really been looking forward to seeing this, you really built up the suspense and it didn’t disappoint!

Rochelle New
9 years ago

No one does the hi-low look as well as you do! I love the cascade skirt. The whole collection is just beautiful.

Lisa Carver
Lisa Carver
9 years ago

Great job, they’re all lovely. I’ve never been a big fan of graduated hems before, but the fabric you used for the cascade has made me change my mind. It looks lovely for summer.

Brigid
9 years ago

Megan, I LOVE THEM!!! I love the prints you chose, and everything is so very you! Can’t wait to see the variations you come up with! My favorite is the culottes, especially the blue printed pair.

Blessings,

Brigid

redambition
redambition
9 years ago

Congratulations Megan! What an absolutely stunning collection! Just beautiful and I’m already planning to make some for Summer :o)

Kendel Mineo
9 years ago

I love everything!! and I have got to find out what brand those shoes are!!!!! Please

Jonena
9 years ago

Gorgeous!! Congrats!

Hanne
9 years ago

I love this! The cascade skirt is A-ma-zing. The fabric on the first picture of the skirt is gorgeous. Will that come in a kit as well (yes, I will be making an exact copy if so!)

Tilly
9 years ago

Congratulations, Meg! I was just thinking about you the other day, so very excited to see your new collection when I opened my emails/blogroll. The lookbook is amazing and I think you’ve done a fantastic job of creating a really distinctive design aesthetic for this collection. I’m sure it will be a wonderful success! Now go take a well-deserved break :) xxx

Hannah
Hannah
9 years ago

OH MAN THESE ARE AMAZING. I AM SO EXCITED.

Ginger
9 years ago

This collection is beyond stunning! I’m so thrilled for you– the photos, garments, and patterns are all PERFECT! Great job, girl!

Kieran
Kieran
9 years ago

I love the collection! Good job Megan! My one disappointment…no kits for NZ Customers :-(

Kieran
Kieran
9 years ago
Reply to  Meg

I’ll still be buying the patterns, no fear :-)

KathleenS
9 years ago

I surprised myself by really liking the culottes. Would they blow up in a breeze the way a skirt would?

Bec
Bec
9 years ago

LOVE the cascade skirt, esp the first fabric!! Oh my:)

Kelli
9 years ago

just wanted to say congratulations. what a beautiful collection.

Flav
9 years ago

…love this new collection !!!!
Thanx for all…

Mary
9 years ago

I love this collection! Such beautiful patterns and the styling is inspiring! You put so much love and time into your designs down to the tiniest detail. Where did the shorts come from that she wears with the Crescent Blouse?

Elsa
Elsa
9 years ago

Congratulations! The pictures with the bike are my favorites :)

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