It’s SWIM season again! I *love* sewing swimsuits – it is so rewarding! (Here’s last year’s swimsuits!). This week I was chosen to sew up a swimsuit for my daughter with “strike-offs” (sample custom fabric) from both Beanpop Fabrics and RP Custom Fabrics. When each company realized they had created a print that would look awesome together, they decided to let us seamstresses try out both! Oh so pretty, don’t you think?! Little Miss 5 loves it!
If you’ve never tried to sew a swimsuit before, they really aren’t hard! And since swimsuits cost so much money, it really is quite cost effective to make your own – and even splurge on customs! Both of these high quality fabrics are UV 50+ and could easily be teamed with solids or other coordinates in the collections.
For this set I used the Boo! Designs Swimmers pattern* (which in my opinion, is the best kids swimsuit pattern out there – it includes 2 rash guards, 3 bottoms, some tops and full piece swimsuits! Plus the Boo! Designs blog* has various hacks on it – I used one such tutorial to do the ruffle butt on these ones!). Since I had a little more of each fabric left, I used some to make the tankini top option too.
Beanpop Fabrics and RP Custom Fabrics have preorders open on these prints and many other gorgeous ones (in Cotton Lycra, UV 50+ Swim, and Cotton Woven) until April 15. Minimum order is a half yard from Beanpop and 1 yard from RP Custom Fabrics.
Disclaimer: I am a strike off seamstress for Beanpop Fabrics and received these fabrics for free for purposes of review and promotion. Opinions are 100% my own!