Nautilus Swimsuit

Sewalong:

Basic Swimsuit Sewing Tutorials

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How to Sew Elastic on a Swimsuit
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how-to-add-cups-to-a-swimsuit
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Pattern Hacks

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Nautilus Swimsuit Sewalong

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About the Nautilus Swimsuit:

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The Nautilus Swimsuit has an elegant twist center front, like the shell of its namesake cephalopod. The pattern is fully lined and comes with 4 different cup size options (AA cup, A/B cup, C/D cup, or DD+ cup) to make fitting a breeze. Available as a one-piece suit (View A) with a cute little peek-a-boo under the twist or a bikini (View B/C). The bikini comes with twists on the bottom that echo the bodice twist (View B) or plain (View C). Instructions are included for optional cup insertion and side boning for coverage and support. The straps can be tied around the neck halter style or can be attached to the back.

Pattern Format:

The pattern is available as a .pdf. There are 124 meticulous step-by-step illustrated instructions on 25 pages. The .pdf includes separate printing layouts for home printing (8.5″x11″/A4 paper), and copy shop printing (A0/wide format paper). For the home print option, the exact pages necessary for each view and option are listed so you only need to print the pages necessary for your exact swimsuit. For the copy shop print option, there is a separate page for each cup size option so you only need print the page for your specific cup size.

Suggested Fabrics:

Swimsuit fabrics and linings with 4 way stretch

Notions:

3 3/4 – 5 1/4 yds (3.5-4.8m)(see Elastic Sizing Chart included in pattern) of 1/4” (65mm) elastic.
1 – 1″ (2.5cm) swimwear hook
Swimsuit bra cups (optional)
10″ (25cm) plastic boning (optional)

Sizing:

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Techniques used:

Working with swimsuit knits
Installing elastic
Sewing multiple layers of fabric
Using a lining
Recommended before sewing: some experience sewing knits.

Difficulty:

Intermediate Intermediate.

Fabric Yardage:

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Nautilus Swimsuit View B

Nautilus Swimsuit View B back

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Nautilus Swimsuit View A back

Nautilus Swimsuit View B 2