What a wacky year 2020 is turning out to be yes? When I was first invited to join the annual Raspberry Creek Fabrics Suit up for Summer Blog Tour hosted by SewSophieLynn and Paisley Roots, I of course had no idea that there would be a chance we may not actually GET to wear our swimsuits this year, but one can always HOPE! I don't know about you, but my emotions have been all over the place. Last week all I could see was a downward spiral of gloom, but this week I have a bit more hope. So, here's to a summer of sprinklers, water tables, and HOPEFULLY swimming pools too!
As part of the Raspberry Creek Fabrics Blog Tour, I shared the Boo! Designs Swimmers Rash Guard with a side stripe running along the sleeve and side. I thought I'd write a separate post with instructions on how I did it!
As part of the Raspberry Creek Fabrics Blog Tour, I shared my take on the Jalie Crop Top. I thought I'd write a separate post with instructions on making the flounce! First up, I found this blog post from The Shapes of Fabric with instructions on working out the size of the flounce. I measured… Continue reading How to Add a Flounce to Jalie Crop Top
The owner of Whimsy Baby Customs recently asked me to make her a swimsuit. Making swimsuits for others still makes me really nervous, so I decided I would make the style she wanted for my daughter first before tackling the adult suit. I already had the Jalie Diane in my collection and thought that would work well for the design she was looking for.
It's time to sew some swimsuits! I sewed up some patterns from Boo! Designs in the new Raspberry Creek Fabrics Swim Collection. Never sewn swim? I've included a couple of tips, just for you!
I don't usually sew to sell, however occasionally my arm can be twisted. I was recently asked by one of the fabric hosts that I work with, if I could sew a swimsuit for her daughter. So, she sent me two different fabrics but we had a little breakdown in communication - I sewed up… Continue reading Jalie Diane Swimsuit with Ruffle Hack
Two trends I'm seeing in swimsuits lately are flounces and high waisted bottoms. Miss 6 recently declared she HAD to have a bikini. (Cue Daddy's immediate "NO!" haha). I decided that if I made her a bikini, I'd make it fairly modest, so enter: flounces and high waisted bottoms! *Affiliate links included in this post… Continue reading A Flounce for Boo! Designs Swimmers!
Now for some cuteness for the baby! Ok, fine, "the toddler." She's still my baby though 🙂 🙂 🙂 (Contains affiliate links) With my leftover MK*Designs Glam Merkitties and Glam Scales, I wanted to make a rashguard and bottoms for my littlest. She just adores modeling them! Actually, she's fun to photograph because she just… Continue reading MerKitty Baby Swimmers!
I have frequently professed my love for the Boo! Designs Swimmers pattern*, so even though I was *tempted* to try a new swimsuit pattern for sewing up these super cute Merkitties from MK*Designs, I decided to just stick with my old-faithful but change up some of the details! Why reinvent the wheel, right? ;-). No,… Continue reading Glam Merkitty Swimsuit!
Welcome to day 4 of the Suit Up For Summer blog tour hosted by Karly Nelson of Paisley Roots and Tami Peterson of Sew Sophie Lynn! I'm excited to have this opportunity to share my swim creations with you and I hope you'll be inspired and encouraged to jump into the swim sewing world! We… Continue reading Suit up for Summer