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.

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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.

The 25 pages of instructions have 124 meticulous, step-by-step illustrations.

See the Nautilus Swimsuit Sewalong page for a complete sewalong with step-by-step photographs. Find pictures of finished Nautilus Swimsuit from other sewists on the Nautilus Swimsuit Pinterest page.

This pattern is available in physical or digital format.
Digital: 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 view and size.
Physical: The pattern comes in a 6″x9″ envelope with a stapled instruction booklet and pattern pieces printed on large format copy shop paper. The envelope does not hold the pattern as printed but may be used to hold the pattern pieces after they have been cut and/or traced.

Sewalong:

Feeling intimidated by sewing a swimsuit? Do you like learning by seeing photographs or watching videos? The Nautilus Swimsuit has a sewalong that is step-by-step photos, tons of how-to’s for working with swimsuit fabric, and a bunch of great customization ideas for modifying this swimsuit or others! Check out the sewalong.

Suggested Fabrics:

Swimsuit fabrics and linings with 4 way stretch.

Notions:

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

Sizing:

Nautilus-Swimsuit-Sizing

Techniques used:

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

Difficulty:

Intermediate Intermediate.

Fabric Yardage:

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There are no refunds or exchanges on digital patterns.

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