Welcome to my stop on the Poolside Blog Tour! Make sure to hop over and check out the other stops today and come back here on Saturday to see Eleri’s post! Also, read all the way to the bottom, there’s some great coupon codes, and a Rafflecopter giveaway for fun prizes!
Here at Sew and Tell Project, we have challenged each other to a swimsuit sewing challenge this year. Eleri has written a great post with some beginner swimsuit sewing tips to get you started if you want to join us! I was nervous about sewing swimwear because it sounds so hard, but I was pleasantly surprised at how easy and fun it was.
For my swimsuit top this summer, I chose the X Factor from 5 out of 4 Designs. I love that Jessica’s patterns are stocked full of options and work for maternity, nursing, and beyond. Talk about getting bang for your buck! For my swimsuit material, I chose the Paradise Floral from Peek a Boo Pattern Shop. As soon as I saw the print, I knew it was what I wanted! Amy’s fabric is always gorgeous and high quality, and her swim fabric is no different. Her swim fabric is thick and easy to work with, much easier than the solids I picked up from Joanns. Amy is running preorders for different swim prints right now, so hop on over and grab some. You won’t regret it! I also used a power mesh from Fabric Fairy for support on the inside of the top bodice. Meg ships super fast, and I love the extra support the power mesh provides.
I love the X style on the back. It adds visual interest and support along with just being fun! Jessica’s directions were easy to follow, and I am extremely pleased with my finished top. In fact, I cut out my second one today!
I wore my Paradise Floral tankini top to the pool last week and got several comments from friends who were suprised that I had made it myself. The support from the x-shaped back is perfect for chasing my crazy boys all over the pool. This swimsuit is one that will be staying in my closet for several years! I paired it with a pair of board shorts I already owned, but I am currently looking for a pattern to sew my own of those too!
I had some paradise floral left after I sewed myself a top, so I used Peekaboo Pattern Shop’s Sun n Fun Swimsuit pattern to make a suit for my goddaughter who just turned one. Sewing a tiny suit was fun, and I can’t wait to see her wearing it!
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