For our family, summer begins the first time we hit the beach! Near to our home is a beautiful lake with clean water and a sandy bottom, perfect for swimming. The shoreline weaves and curves against rocky outcrops and shallow inlets and calls us to grab our paddles and kayaks to go exploring. My kids have been swimming pretty much since they've been walking. Their love for water also includes pools and water parks, and splash pads are always a hit! Water means PLAY. And with all the many water activities out there, I really wanted to design a swimsuit for those kids that can spend the day at the beach and still ask for more! With that in mind, let me introduce you to Nahanni.
Nahanni was inspired by one of Canada's most stunning National Parks. Found in the far north, it is a place of adventure and freedom. This swimsuit is an athletic design, well fitted and made to wear comfortably during all kinds of activities, no matter how active. Beyond swimming, it is a perfect style for dance and gymnastics as well.
The pattern includes a tankini or bikini swim top, and the choice of short 'shortie' or longer 'jammer' swim bottoms. These can be paired for full coverage, or mixed and matched for whatever style you prefer. Testers of the pattern have raved about how much of a hit the Jammer style bottoms are, being both unique and practical. The top, whether short or long, has proven itself to be secure and modest, even after the most energetic of cannonballs!
The swim top has interlacing back straps that are beautiful and unique, and that you never have to worry whether they will slip.
The bottoms are designed for total comfort. With front and back pieces that do not have a center seam, this design means the bottoms stay secure and wedgie-free! They can be made fully lined or with an enclosed gusset, and in both cases this means that there are no exposed crotch seams. The gusset design also give these bottoms a full range of movement for climbing, running, and sandcastle building.
Pattern includes sizes 2-12Y, and you have the option of making a swim set entirely with one print, or making the swim top and/or bottom with contrasting side panels! This is a great way to combine a print with a solid, and make all the options to have separate mix-and-match pieces.
The Nahanni swimsuit is practical and comfortable... and on top of that, it's super cute!
I also love the versatility. It can easily be sized up and made with cotton jersey for a comfortable and unique bra and underwear set too as my girl grows in to a young lady.
Nahanni is on SALE for a limited time... and is available now as part of Pollywoggles 5th Anniversary Party!
If you aren't a member of Pollywoggles Pattern Group, now is the time to join! There is a celebration going on right now with games and prizes that you won't want to miss... plus a bonus discount available for Nahanni and ALL of Pollywoggles patterns... but only until June 17th, so don't miss it!
See you at the beach!
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