children, sewing

Beauty-ful Boo! Swimmers

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!

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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.

 

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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.

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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!

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