Happy Release Day, Pirates!! We are excited to be sharing with you the latest patterns in our swim lineup: the Minute Maillot and Minute Maillot Youth!
This pattern is about to make a splash in your swimwear sewing, because it’s super easy AND a super flattering to sew. The pattern features partially lined and fully lined options. The women’s also includes a bust support piece with elastic which you can sew swim cups to. They both include 3 back neckline options: high, mid, and low. The women’s also includes 3 front neckline options: high, mid, and low as well as 2 leglines: high and low. You can mix and match to your personal preference for modesty and flatter your personal bodytype…or sew one of each variation and have a huge stack!
Never heard the word “maillot” before? Here’s a quick history lesson: In the 1920’s the term maillot was first used to describe a tight fitting, one-piece swimsuit. In present day, the word has almost entirely been replaced by the term “one-piece” or “tanksuit,” but is now known in the designer’s world for specific styles that include higher cut leglines, and often plunging necklines or revealing cutouts.
**Want to learn more about how to measure yourself for this pattern? We’ve got you covered with an in-depth blog HERE. And in case you’re new to Patterns for Pirates and PDF patterns in general, we have a great blog full of new-user tips HERE to help you get started! As with all of our current releases and updates, the pdfs now include our layers feature and can be found in Letter, A4 and A0 sizes. And for even more helpful fun, we have a *free* printable that you can use to help record your measurements as you take them.
Let’s take a quick look at the different options!
HIGH AND LOW LEGLINES (ADULT VERSION ONLY)
HIGH NECKLINE / MID NECKLINE / LOW NECKLINE (ADULT VERSION ONLY)
HIGH BACK / MID BACK / LOW BACK
RUFFLE SKIRT (YOUTH VERSION ONLY)
Are you ready to get in on the Minute Maillot fun? Go grab your pattern(s) now!
Need more convincing? Just take a look at this pattern on all of the amazing shapes and sizes of our testers, and get a look at more examples of all the options in our albums in the P4P Facebook group! Minute Maillot Album | Youth Minute Maillot Album
And if that didn’t give you enough options, make sure to check out the hacks post to help take your patterns even further.
The release sale (no code needed) will be through Friday, May 17, 2019 (11:59PM US Central Time Zone).
Happy Sewing, pirates!