Megan Nielsen Cottesloe Swimsuit and Bikini

Megan Nielsen


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Buy the Cottesloe Swimsuit and Bikini sewing pattern from Megan Nielsen. This pattern includes both classic one piece swimsuits and mix and match bikini sets. Detailed instructions guide the sewer through swimsuit construction techniques.

View A is a one piece swimsuit with a low scoop back, shelf bra and ties at the back. View B is a one piece swimsuit with a high scoop back. View C is a bikini top and a low rise bikini bottom. View D is an athletic inspired bikini top and high waisted bikini bottom with a wide waistband. All versions can be fully lined.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

Suggested fabrics: Swim fabric with at least 50% stretch and good recovery such as polyamide or Lycra // Swimsuit lining (optional) // Powermesh (optional for View A shelf bra).

Fabric requirements: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: View A, 1 m (1 1/8 yd) // View B, 1 m (1 1/8 yd) // View C, 0.6 m (5/8 yd) // View D, 0.7 m (3/4 yd).

Sizing: 0 – 20 (approx. UK 6 – 20, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions6 mm (1/4″) wide swim elastic for all views; 13 mm (1/2″) wide swim elastic for View A; 25 mm (1″) wide swim elastic for View D; foam cups (optional).

Note: This pattern is available in an expanded size range on the designer’s website (PDF only).

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Make time

Half a day, All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48

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