We’re kicking off a fun and exciting blog tour today! I’m so excited to be cohosting the Suit Up for Summer With Raspberry Creek Fabrics Swim Tour with Karly of Paisley Roots. Karly and I hosted the Suit Up for Summer Tour a couple of summers ago and I’m thrilled to be sewing up swim again! This time we’re so happy to be featuring Raspberry Creek Fabrics newest swim collection. There are so many prints to choose from and you can grab them on sale through Wednesday, March 13th.
I’ll be bringing you posts all week, highlighting different aspects of swimwear sewing each day. Today I’m happy to showcase sewing for the boys in your life. These two kids were thrilled to have new coordinating suits just in time for our spring break.
Charlie loves the color teal and picked out this classic gingham board short fabric. The Raspberry Creek Fabrics Facebook group has gone nuts for the new Swim Boardies pattern from Lowland Kids and I jumped at the chance to sew it up. I love when pattern releases and fabric releases seem so serendipitous!
I sewed up a size 6/7 according to his measurements and love the fit. They’re short and really show off his cute little legs. He just turned 7 and I know he’s about to grow out of the ‘little kid’ stage but I’m happy to milk it as long as possible!
This guy is just on the brink of out growing boys patterns. I was planning on using my go to boys swim pattern, the Linden Shorts and Add-on Pack, but realized his recent growth spurt put him just out of size range (hooray for him, sad for me!). I turned to my trusty Love Notions Patterns and the Kayak Boardshorts. He fit perfectly into the size 14, hallelujah!
I did a little pattern hacking to get the look he was after. I cut them mid-thigh per his request- not too short and not too long. The Kayak’s call for a knit waistband but I used the board short fabric and just cut it to fit the waist of the shorts, adding grommets and a drawstring to the waistband. I also added a swim liner, using the 5 out of 4 Men’s Swim Trunks liner. Sewn up in Striped Flamingo Board Short it’s the perfect swimsuit to keep him looking cool and on trend.
I hope you’re excited for a week of incredible swimsuit inspiration! You’ll see kids suits, women’s wear, learn new tips and tricks, and just be awestruck by the amazing bloggers joining the tour.
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