We’ve made it to day 4- woot woot! Have you learned anything so far? Picked up a pattern or two?
Today I’m talking about the best part of swimsuit sewing- FABRIC!! If you’re anything like me, you can never have enough fabric.
We have multiple fabric sponsors on the tour and I’m excited to get you guys shopping. The Fabric Fairy has a HUGE selection of both spandex and board short fabric as well as everything you need to complete your suit- elastic, bra cups, linings, etc.
Peek-a-Boo Fabric Shop offers great custom printed fabrics and coordinates. You can pick up your PAB pattern and sew it up in PAB fabric- oh cool is that?!
Simply By Ti has some great choices for swim cover-ups- think cozy french terry and bright crochet fabrics.
Boo! Designs is based in Australia and has an unbelievable selection! Like I want to order a dozen prints right now!
Sash Fabrics is another custom fabric shop full of unique and fun designs!
My family is all decked out in another of our sponsors latest designs- Raspberry Creek Fabrics! I love that these fabrics coordinate so well together without us being too matchy-matchy. When looking through the new line it was so easy to pair up each print to my kids personalities!
The simple silhouette really lets this print shine!
I need one of these suits for myself ASAP!
She’s wearing a Marilyn Vintage Suit from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop. This suit offers plenty of coverage and so many cute options. This simple view was fun to showcase these prints.
She certainly loves it!
I lined the front and added cups and an elastic shelf bra. I cut my pattern a size smaller and finished the neckline and arm with elastic cut barely smaller than the openings. I like to serge my elastic on in the round to the wrong side of my fabric then flip it under and topstitch with a twin needle. Super easy!
I used the bottoms from the First Crush Suit from Rad Patterns. The suit offers so many options and great coverage!
I love these stripes and the chance they gave me to play with the directions. This swim knit is some of the nicest I’ve ever sewn with. It’s nice and thick and has great 4-way stretch making it super easy for me to use it on the diagonal. The matte finish gives it a very high-end feel.
I also used coordinating Navy Board Short Fabric to make me a pair of Swim and Surf Shorts from Gracious Threads. I love the fit of these and after making my little guys these were such a quick sew. I love the extra coverage for chasing kiddos around!
Phew! So…many…swimsuits! Are you sick of me yet?!! Just one more day…
I’ve got to give a huge thank you to our good friends for letting us borrow their gorgeous backyard for these pics! It was absolutely perfect!
Make sure to enter the giveaways for your chance to win some of these amazing fabrics from our sponsors with a ton of patterns too!
Head over to the other bloggers to see what they’ve been making too: