Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The cosi swimsuit: PATTERN RELEASE (with discount) AND GIVEAWAY


After three months of hard work, my cosi swimsuit pattern is finally finished!!!  Hooray!!  Just in time for summer in the Northern Hemisphere.  I am so excited! I hope you love it!!

Here is an overview of the pattern:

It is sized 6mo, 12mo, 18mo, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 &10 years.

It is a sweet and modest swimsuit for little girls with vintage touches - the lower cut leg line, high waisted briefs for the two piece views and the ruched centre panels on Views A and E.

In total, here are seven views which you can see here.  Halter straps or adjustable cross back straps can be made for any view.  The leg frills can be applied to any view.


The pattern is printable separately in that you can print all the one piece views, the peplum view and the two piece views as separate patterns so that each printout only prints 12 pages.

Easy to assemble pattern with colour coded pattern pieces.



Coloured photos with annotations and detailed instructions for each step.



All measurements in metric and imperial.

Tips for sewing with swimwear fabric and a short list of great fabric suppliers.


PURCHASE:  You can purchase my cosi swimsuit pattern from my sewpony Vintage etsy shop, and for the next 3 days (Until Saturday 10am Melbourne time) you can receive 10% off with the code: COSIRELEASE10.

GIVEAWAY: And now on to a fun giveaway!! I contacted the lovely Megan from the awesome on line fabric shop  - the fabric fairy to tell her about my swimsuit.  She has offered one of my readers a $30 gift card to her shop!! Here are a few of her lovely prints...


My giveaway is also includes a free copy of my pattern.  If you choose to purchase a copy now, go ahead and if you win, I will simply refund your purchase. Open internationally - and finishes on Sunday 15th June at 2.30pm Melbourne time. I will announce the winner soon after.  

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Thanks to my fabulous testers (of whom you will hear more about later this week with beautiful tester photos). Kristien, Tasha, Karly, Heidi, Chris, Elsa, Ashely, Alanna, Donna, Alicia, Sarina, Helena, Jane, Isabelle, Catie, Brittany, Rebekah, Michelle, Stacey, Jennifer, Hillary, Mirjam and Kimberley - Thank you so much for your time, beautiful!! I will be back later this week to show you more photos of these lovely suits!!


So  hurry to get your copy of the cosi swimsuit!! I can't wait to see what you make!!

60 comments:

Claire Lewis said...

I think my little girl would love view D - it looks comfortable and stylish, and provides more coverage from the sun than a regular swimsuit!

amy mayen said...

I think I lime the rushed bikini- view E! Very cute Suz.

Kate said...

My big girls will definitely want those 2 piece ones next summer!

kcro62 said...

yea!!! fixing to purchase. I have 5 grand daughters I need this for. Probably have to upsize for the oldest but don't think it'll be hard to go up one. can't wait to try it out. :) and thanks for the giveaways.

kcro62 said...

oh, and I think I'll start with view A or B and go from there. :)

KristieLyn said...

View A with cross back straps is calling my daughters name! (Mckenzie! Mckenzie! Mckenzie!) Thank you for designing something that is much more appropriate for all the lovely little LADIES in our lives!!

KristieLyn said...

View A with cross back straps is calling my daughters name! (Mckenzie! Mckenzie! Mckenzie!) Thank you for designing something that is much more appropriate for all the lovely little LADIES in our lives!!

Jenya @ While she was sleeping said...

Congrats Suz!

Mrs Cheeky Nut said...

Oh I've never been game to attempt a swimsuit but this is making me want to try so bad! Such a beautiful pattern!

Anonymous said...

love how great this pattern looks, very cute and modest. I need to make a few for when summer hits.
Sharra

Thyssly said...

View C, I love the peplum. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rachel Hawpe said...

Great giveaway!

katie said...

Such a Cute suit!! I would try view A first :)

Avery's Mama said...

view with the skirt!

Elsa said...

Since I tested the one-piece swimsuit (lucky me!) I'd love to sew the ruched two-piece!

Bear and Lilly said...

I love views A and B. I think the leg frills are super cute too =0)

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Looks like a great pattern, Suz. Think I'd make view A with the view D straps. Thanks for the chance.

Masha said...

It is adorable - I will definitely be making some of these. I'd love to enter the giveaway too, but I don't have Facebook.

Vink said...

I would loooooooove to win this pattern! View C is my favorite!

Leentje said...

Congratulations!

Leentje said...

Oops, I wasn't ready yet... I really love view C!

Leentje said...

Oops, I wasn't ready yet... I really love view C!

Alison Shaw said...

I would sew view A first I think, or maybe view D.

Straight Grain said...

Suz, it looks fantastic! So many options... Looking forward to make one :-)

Els said...

Love the pattern, great job!! I really like view D.

Ashley S. said...

Totally doing the peplum next!!! :)

Anh-Chi said...

I would definitely do view D first. I've been waiting for a swimsuit pattern with an attached skirt. Thanks!

Renee said...

I've been looking forward to this! yay

Aimee Jennings said...

I love the view A with the one piece rueched.

Akire said...

Wow! Great pattern! I have to find the right fabric and then I have to try this!

Nathalie said...

Waouw. Love those vintage swimsuits. I think I will start with view D ... or C!

jennifer w. said...

i love modest swimsuits, and while I haven't ever sewn one, I might just try with this pattern! my girls need new suits!

Call Ajaire said...

You did it!! Congrats! This will be our summer of the pool I think so I will surely make most of the styles. The first up for me will be the style with the skirt, but I can't wait to try them all. Great job Suze!!

Jennifer w. said...

should of mentioned I would do view g for my young one and view d for my other one ;)

Kathrine Tippetts said...

I love the vintage bum coverage! What beautiful suits!

Joanna McAlister said...

I think I would try view D first. Love the vintage look! :)

Celeste g said...

Love all the diff options

Mel said...

I think my girls would like view A but they all look great!

Meghan said...

Yay!! Congrats Suz!! All the versions look great. It's going to be hard to decide which one to sew up first!

Frances Suzanne said...

I would love to try view A {but maybe add B's ruffle}, or view D. So hard to choose! LOVE this pattern, Suz!

Sara Speight said...

I love all of them but think I would attempt the one piece with skirt first! What a great pattern!

costa_rica said...

My daughter will look really good in view E!!! Lovely pattern!

Alison said...

I would love to try view A!

Lisa said...

Adorable swimsuit! I love view A!

Marta said...

I have to sew view D for my daughters. They will love the little skirt!
Congrats, Suz!

Tooty Magoos said...

I reckon I would have to try A first, very cute!!! :)

Christine said...

Congratulations on anther pattern! View A is my favorite I think but I really love all the styles.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

My favourite is D, that little skirt is adorable!

ellie.g said...

As I have already made view E, the peplum one piece is next for me :))

yukonheather said...

I think I would do View A first--so sweet! :)

KariAnn said...

This suit is so cute! I like view D, only I think I'll tweak it to make a tankini!

iamwoman said...

Love these bathers! Seems too cold for bathers today LOL!

Mrs. S said...

So cute. Thank you so much for making the sizes all the way up to 10. I have been checking everyday for the release. I love all the versions but would most likely start with A or C.

rachel said...

So, so exciting, Suz! I can't wait! xx

OnceUpona Sew said...

So many views! Congrats on the release

Allie said...

I live view A the best! Such a cute pattern!

marjo said...

I woudl try view A first!

Emily said...

So cute!

Janey Millar said...

I would love to make A as bathers and D for a ballet leotard! Super cute!

Janey Millar said...

I would love to make A as bathers and D for a ballet leotard! Super cute!