New! The Anouk Bodysuit

Design Diary, Lingerie, New Items, Sewing Patterns, swimwear

You’ll see a few short, but picture-heavy posts coming through today! I’ve been working hard finishing up a couple of patterns that I have been pouring over for months… But, I think my effort was well worth it!

The first new pattern I’ll show you today is my Anouk Bodysuit. The pattern will walk you through how to sew it with snaps at the crotch so you can wear it as lounge/lingerie/casual wear, but you can easily make this into a swimsuit. In fact, I’m going to do a tutorial in the coming weeks to show you how to make that very simple alteration.

This pattern comes with two neckline variations: a simple v-neck and a ballet-inspired faux wrap front. The v-neckline on this bodysuit is a little different form my Abigail Swimsuit, which has a true triangle cut cup. I find the Anouk is more comfortable and flattering on my body type, which has a fuller bust.

The instructions will show you how to line the cups and add supportive underbust elastic.

I really love the shape of the back – it was a spin off from my Romy Bra.

Also with this pattern I will show you how to do a lace overlay. I wanted to show you how to place the lace so that you can change things up and experiment with your own lace overlays. Adding an overlay is so easy once you know how to do it.

I’m really excited to see how you guys interpret this pattern! I am totally loving it, and can’t wait to make a swimsuit out of it.

You can purchase my new Bodysuit Pattern directly from my website HERE or on Etsy!

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Shelley
    June 12, 2017 at 2:11 am

    I love the look of this (especially the petal pink version) but I am curious how you wear it? As underwear instead of a bra? as a top on it’s own? I like the idea of using the pattern for a bathing suit. I like that it is simple but that back strap detail adds something just a little different.

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      sarah.e.norwood@gmail.com
      June 12, 2017 at 7:11 pm

      You can wear it any number of ways – the sheer mesh version I would wear as a lingerie piece (say, for a special date night or something). The Striped version I wear under jeans. It is designed so that you don’t need to wear a bra underneath so it could replace a bra, or just be your one piece of clothing (aside from something on the bottom).

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