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Cottesloe Sewalong Schedule

Cottesloe sewalong schedule by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Hey everyone! It’s Holly again. Do you know what that means? It’s time to start up our Cottesloe sewalong! I’m so excited to help walk you through making your Cottesloe swimsuits.

If you’ve never made swimwear before and are worried about it being hard – seriously, don’t worry! I had never made swimwear before this, and it turns out it’s actually super easy. Construction is very simple with Cottesloe because it’s such a classic shape. We will be breaking up this sewalong by View/Style, and then go over elastic insertion for all at the end. Easy peasy.

Here’s the full list of Cottesloe posts and tutorials coming up:

If you have any ideas for posts you’d like included, please let us know in the comments!

We absolutely love seeing what you make, so don’t forget to tag your creations with #MNcottesloe and @megannielsenpatterns when sharing on social media, and check out what everyone else is up to!


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About Author

Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.

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Linda Nico
Linda Nico
3 years ago

I’m excited for the sew along, but I was wondering if you could share the (expected) dates of the posts? thanks

BEVERLY REINHOLD
BEVERLY REINHOLD
3 years ago
Reply to  Linda Nico

Definitely agree. Need dates a d times of teaching posts. I dont want to miss them. US Eastern savings time.

Meg
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Meg
3 years ago
Reply to  Linda Nico

Hi Linda! Apologies if it wasn’t clear – but posts will begin tomorrow and we’ll have one up each day after. We like to run through our sewalongs quite quickly so that the information is up for anyone who needs. Don’t worry if you’re not going at the same pace, we’ll be leaving the posts up indefinitely so you can check back in at any time :)
Meg xo

Linda
Linda
3 years ago
Reply to  Meg

Thanks Meg, I’m really looking forward to them (and eager to start on my suit)

Carlee Andrea McTavish

Will fabric cover elastic sources? I am diving in to make my first suit before July (vacation) and am really having trouble finding the right size and type of elastic.

Meg
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Meg
3 years ago

Yes some of the suppliers we will share also stock the appropriate elastics for swim sewing :)

Kirsten
Kirsten
3 years ago

Looking forward to participating in the sew along! Can’t wait for dates.

Meg
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Meg
3 years ago
Reply to  Kirsten

Hi Kirsten! The sewalong will start tomorrow and we’ll post once a day till we’ve shown all the steps. We like to get through the posts quickly so that the info is ready and available for anyone who needs it :) Don’t worry if you’re not going at the same pace, the posts will be up indefinitely so you can check back in at your own pace

Becka Jackson
Becka Jackson
3 years ago

Hi! So excited to follow along with the sewalong. I was wondering if you could include some information about finishing methods: serger/overlock/twin needle. I’ve been reading lots of different things but don’t have any experience with any of them so don’t really know where to begin. Thank you!

Meg
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Meg
3 years ago
Reply to  Becka Jackson

Great question! We will definitely be sharing different finished methods :)

Heather
Heather
2 years ago

Hi there, I’m just wondering about the length of view B. I usually lengthen the torso for woven patterns and I’m wondering if I should do the same here. I know there is a lot of stretch, but I’m worried there won’t be enough. Any advice? Thanks!