Alternative title: Nettie – A Love Story
This gorgeousness is my super awesome, babetastic, brilliant mate Heather Lou‘s newest labor of indie sewing pattern LOVE!!
Which she named after yours truly!
She has a post full of the sweetest things ever said about me (that my hubby and kids didn’t say, anyway) and I only have the tenderest of feelings about her. This part of her post resonates the most with me:
“I am so grateful to be a part of this inspiring, generous and creative community. Me? Wings. You? Wind.”
I’m continually amazed by how much my sewing friends mean to me. I will always choose their company over others because we can talk about anything PLUS sewing!! That’s indispensable! The gave and take, the honest discourse about serious issues and the laughs (OH, the laughs) are more than I ever expected to get out of blogging.
I’m still gobsmacked, honored and blushing that Heather was in any way inspired by me!!
Get ready for a whole HEAP of Netties!!
These babies (shown in the order sewn) each deserve their own post!! I learned something new on each one and I can’t wait to make even more! There are so many combos included in the pattern.
And you can knock up one with the odd yard of knit in your stash.
I have SO many mods in mind (Bombshell+Nettie mash-up, cropped, a low back version, and on and on!) that I foresee a LOT of Nettie in my summer!
Stay tuned for the goods on the different fabrics I used, the (kick ASS) fit, tips and more loving on Heather!
33 thoughts on “Closet Case Patterns: The Nettie Bodysuit”
Cool pattern !
I think it’s nice to have sewing friends! I love this pattern. I never expected to like body suits! I love how clean it is when worn with a skirt, pants, or shorts. I love all of your Netties!
Sewing friends are the best!!! I’m so lucky!!
These are my first bodysuits. Totally hooked!!
Your versions all look terrific! How wonderful that you have a pattern named after you that suits you so well. Since you mention variations, do you think it would work sleeveless?
Thank you!! I am so honored to share a name with Heather’s pattern!
I think it would be AMAZING sleeveless. Heather and I already discussed it while I was in the middle of version 3 or 4. You might want to widen the armhole, though. It’s a pretty close fit.
Nettie, your bodysuits look awesome; and how cool to have such a fabulous namesake!
I love all of your Netties. But not as much as I love the real Nettie. I gotta make it up to NY this fall. I miss you guys baaaaaaad. I have no sewing buds here and it SUCKS.
Totes gonna make a sleeveless Nettie in the sewalong. And a crop version is crazy smart!
I miss you so much!!! I can’t wait until you visit, again!
And, as I’ve said before, if housing prices to improve I might start looking at library jobs in your hood 😉
Totally you!!! So appropriately named!!
i teared up a little reading her description of you because i thought it was so sweet – and 100% true! i love how lucky we are, not only here in NYC, but in the community around the world – to have so many different kinds of people to learn from, and with.
and i think my favorite ‘nettie’ is the elephants marching.
Wasn’t it the sweetest thing!! I feel just the same about you guys. You all make me so happy! I’m always bummed when I miss time with you!
EEEEEK! So awesome and I love that it is named after you. I feel the same way about sewing and knitting friends, I have to say. My favorite of the ones you’ve posted is that second blue floral one—what an awesome print.
I must make that second one (short sleeves, scooped back). Love! What a great pattern, and what an honor to have it named after you.
I am SO honored!!
And that scooped back is just the thing for summer!! I predict lots of scoop shaped tan lines around before the end of June, lol
It must be the best thing ever to have a pattern named after you. So cool! X
It’s super cool!!
Adorable patterns…. and what an honor!!! Congratulations
This pattern release just gives me the warm fuzzies! I’m so proud that I know both of you and I’m so touched by the friendships we’re able to form with people all over the world through our shared love! Can’t wait to see your parade ‘o’ Netties!!!
I am still awash in warm fuzzies!! Truly, I feel that way whenever I think of you guys!!
I love ALL of these, Nettie. What a well-deserved honor, being the namesake/inspiration of such an amazing, versatile pattern. Just ordered mine, along with a crapload of stretchy goodness from Girl Charlee. You look so beautiful and happy in all of these versions.
Thanks so much !! I can’t wait to see yours!!! Girl Charlee shipped my fabric super fast. You’ll be sewing Netties in no time!
LOVE this pattern and I can’t wait to make a couple! The-low back look is so flattering and I love the idea of a bodysuit.
Not to mention, how sweet of Heather to make a pattern inspired by you! It really shows what a wonderful close community sewing bloggers have created. Well done all around. 😀
Sew all the Netties!! I’m so excited to see everyone’s unique fabric and styling choices!!!
And I totally agree that the community we’ve formed it strong and awesome!! I hope it never changes!
Yay!!! This pattern just makes me so SO happy! This is such an awesome community, and I’m so happy to be a part of it with such awesome women like you and Heather! SO. MUCH. LOVE!!
And this pattern was OBVIOUSLY inspired by you – it is MEANT for you! You look fan-freaking-tastic in all these versions!! Can’t wait to hear more!!
Thanks so much, Sal!! I don’t have enough words to express what you guys mean to me!
It was so awesome to hear that this pattern was inspired by you. You’ve always been a muse to me 🙂
Thanks, Maddie, darling!!
So beautiful Nettie ❤ ❤ ❤ I love all your versions. I've got the pattern, so i will try this week-end ^_^
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