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Mini Cottesloe Pattern tester roundup

Mini Cottesloe Tester Round Up

We have been absolutely dying to share the Mini Cottesloe tester makes with you!! Once again our pattern testers have done an amazing job and made beautiful creations modeled by the cutest kids! Check out all the adorable makes and I hope you find some inspiration for your mini!

Who

Corrina, you can find her on Instagram @handmade_all_day.

Made

View A – Full suit with ties

Do you have any future versions planned?

I want to make a matching one for myself :-) I am also thinking if I make it again I might make View B with a little ruffle skirt attached for my daughter.

Who

Holly, you can find her on Instagram @hollydollydarling and on her blog Holly Dolly.

Made

View A – Full suit with ties

Do you have any future versions planned?

The mommy and me matching potential, and the longer length tops and good coverage for the little ones.

Who

Ellen

Made

View C – Low rise bikini

What was your favourite thing about the pattern?

How quickly it went together and the great fit.

Who

Emily, you can find her on Instagram @thestoryclubpdx.

Made

View A – Full suit with ties

Do you have any future versions planned?

I also made the view D bottoms for both kids (size 3 and size 6) and plan to make coordinating rashguards for them to wear too. I think I’ll try using view B to make dancewear for my older daughter.

Who

Freya

Made

View A – Full suit with ties

Her favourite thing about the pattern

The design.

Who

Jennie, you can find her on her blog Stitched By Jennie.

Made

View D – High waist bikini with bands

Her favourite thing about the pattern

Simple, classic design. My daughter loves the high waist bottoms.

Who

Jill

Made

View A – Suit with full ties

Her favourite thing about the pattern

I loved how simple it was to make a quality looking garment. There are so few pattern pieces and it sews up very quickly!

Who

Jill you can find her on Instagram @independentclothinginitiative and you can find her on her blog Independent Clothing Initiative.

Made

View B – Full suit with high back

Her favourite thing about the pattern

I love how quickly this pattern came together. I loved having my daughter pick out the fabric!

Who

Kate you can find her on Instagram @katethemaker.

Made

View A – Suit with full ties

Her favourite thing about the pattern

Variety of options for a one piece (view A & B), as well as the mix and match potential with views C & D. So many combinations in one pattern!

Who

Katie you can find her on Instagram @katiekortman and on her blog Katie Kortman.

Made

View B – Full suit with high back

Her favourite thing about the pattern

I loved all of the tips on sewing swimwear that really helped prepare you before you even began. Many patterns don’t go into the details of swimwear fabric and methods of finishing, etc and I appreciated all the “education” at the beginning of the pattern booklet! I also loved the actual swimsuit. It is simple and perfect for an active swimmer or kid who loves to really play in that pool or ocean! I can’t wait to make more versions!

Who

Katie you can find her on Instagram @zyzoaustralia.

Made

View B – Full suit with high back

Her favourite thing about the pattern

I love the shape of the suit and the scoop at the back, my daughter is very happy.

Who

Katrina you can find her on Instagram @katrina_sewing.

Made

View C – Low rise bikini

Her favourite thing about the pattern

It was a perfect fit. The instructions are clear.

Who

Kristie you can find her on Instagram @thesewcraftybaker.

Made

View A – Full suit with ties

Her favourite thing about the pattern

Very cute pattern that comes together easily. The ties are very sweet, and it has good bottom coverage!

Who

Laura you can find her on Instagram @kuoknits.

Made

View B – Full suit with high back

Her favourite thing about the pattern

I love the simplicity of the style and of the construction.

Who

Lisa you can find her on Instagram @lisagaskamp and on her blog Notes from a Mad Housewife.

Made

View D – High waist bikini with bands.

Her favourite thing about the pattern

My favorite thing is the modern silhouette. My daughter loved the idea of high-waisted bottoms. She can wear a two piece without being super exposed.

Who

Melissa you can find her on Instagram @sewingforellie.

Made

View D – High waist bikini with bands

Her favourite thing about the pattern

I love the scoop back and the high-rise option. The instructions are wonderful.

Who

Monica you can find her on Instagram @mamemimoblog.

Made

View C – Low rise bikini

Her favourite thing about the pattern

It’s quite fast to sew and all the versions are pretty simple so they can be hacked.

Who

Mary you can find her on Instagram @naii_costura.

Made

View B – Full suit with high back

Her favourite thing about the pattern

It is easy to sew and it is a basic pattern to make for the kids.

Who

Naomi you can find her on Instagram @nay.louise24.

Made

View A – Full suit with ties

Do you have any future versions planned?

Can’t wait to make a skirt version and also one with sleeve and leg ruffles!

Who

Rebecca you can find her on Instagram @sewpomona and on her blog Sew Pomona.

Made

View D – High waist bikini with bands

Her favourite thing about the pattern

I love the low back and the method of construction on the wide elastic bands.

Who

Sabine you can find her on Instagram @pixel.patterns.

Made

View C – Low rise bikini

Her favourite thing about the pattern

The end result and a daughter well-pleased :-)

Who

Sarah

Made

View B – Full suit with high back

Her favourite thing about the pattern

I love that it’s a solid basic swimsuit that could be used for a gymnastics or ballet leotard as well.

Who

Tami you can find her on Instagram @sewsophielynn.

Made

View D – High waist bikini with bands

Her favourite thing about the pattern

The classic style!

Who

Teri you can find her on Instagram @teridodds1 and on her blog Fa Sew La.

Made

View C – Low rise bikini

Her favourite thing about the pattern

I love all of the available options in the pattern. I chose to make the low rise bikini view and I was a little nervous it might show too much skin for my 4 year old. I shouldn’t have worried – it’s just perfect for her and very age-appropriate.

Who

Tina you can find her on Instagram @tinaevangelenemartin.

Made

View A – Full suit with ties

Her favourite thing about the pattern

It’s such a fast make straight out of the envelope.

// SHOW US YOUR CREATIONS! //

What about you?! We’d love to see what you’re creating from the new Mini Cottesloe swimsuit pattern! Don’t forget to tag your creations #MNminicottesloe and @megannielsenpatterns to share what you’ve been working on, and check out what everyone else is up to!

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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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