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Nahanni is an athletic swimsuit for water sports and summer fun! Includes the option of tankini or bikini top, and mid-thigh jammer or full coverage shortie bottoms with a full gusset and no front or back seam. All options can be made with or without side-panels for fun fabric combinations!
This swimsuit is designed for water sports and all-day play. The snug fit ensures the suit stays in place whether building sandcastles or doing cannon-ball jumps. The jammer bottoms in particular offer a unique bottom style that is comfortable for all types of water sports, and dance/gymnastics too.
Pattern includes sizes 2-12Y.
Seam allowance is 3/8"(1cm) unless stated otherwise in the pattern, and is included in all measurements.
Required Supplies: sewing machine, stretch needle, 1/4" swim elastic for sizes 2-5, 3/8" swim elastic for sizes 6-12, 3/4" elastic for the waistband and bikini chest band, ballpoint pins or wonder clips, scissors and/or rotary cutter, measuring tape and/or cutting mat & ruler.
Suggested Fabric: Swim knit with minimum 60% stretch (fabric content 18%-20% spandex/Lycra), swim lining.
Included in the pattern:
~ Sizes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12.
~ Pattern pieces for the Bikini/Tankini top (solid and side panel options) and Jammers/Shorties (solid and side panel options). Additional pattern pieces for all rectangular pieces (straps, leg bands, waistband, and bikini chest band) and are provided by cutting/measurement charts and optional printable pattern pieces.
~ Cutting charts for rectangular pieces on a separate page that can be printed and kept with pattern pieces for those who prefer to cut by measurements.
~ Pattern pieces print separate from each other for maximum ease of taping/cutting.
~ Clear and efficiently nested pattern pieces (no layered/individual size printing), color coded by size. All colors also print clearly in black ink.
~ All measurements throughout the pattern presented in both metric and imperial
~ Body measurements Sizing Guide to help obtain the proper fit for the child.
Download FREE printable measurement and sizing record cards HERE.
~ Specific instructions on blending sizes.
~ Line drawings showing all options.
~ Linked table of contents, for reference and ease of use on digital devices.
~ Fabric requirements for all parts.
~ Full color photo tutorial with specific details for each step and illustrations for additional clarity.
- Hints and tips throughout the tutorial.
~ Glossary of relevant sewing terms.
~ Summary of steps for quick reference.
~ Modeled photos showing the finished options.
The details and step-by-step instructions of this pattern total 31 pages, plus an additional printable page of the cutting charts. There are 23 pages of pattern pieces, with a printing guide indicating which pages are needed for each option. Optional pattern pieces for rectangular pieces are included as a separate PDF file.
Purchase also includes AO Large Format PDF for copy shop printing.
NOTE: This is a pattern, not a completed garment.
Behind the Name...
The name “Nahanni” comes from the National Park Reserve in Canada’s North West Territories. The centerpiece of the park is the South Nahanni River, which attracts adventure seekers like mountain
climbers and white water paddlers. Rugged and wild, Nahanni’s unique geology includes the Rabbitkettle Hot Springs… where the water deposits limestone structures so fragile that visitors are required to walk barefoot.