It’s time for one of my favorite blog tours- the Raspberry Creek Fabrics Suit Up for Summer tour! My love of sewing swimsuits runs deep and I live for this week to sew and share my love with you all.
Stay tuned to the end of this post for all the details of this week long tour including all the amazing bloggers joining in, a tour-exclusive fabric discount and giveaway info!
Karly of Paisley Roots and I have been prepping for this tour for months. We’ve been excited to share the amazing suits that our tour bloggers have been working on. With the events of the last few weeks, we hesitated to move forward with the tour but after a collective vote we all agreed that the world needs a little sunshine right now.
I don’t know about you but the act of sewing swimsuits for me is an act of faith. I usually start in February or March to ensure that my family is set once the warm weather hits. Sewing swimwear when it’s snowing and temperatures are freezing is showing a hope and faith that sunny summer days are coming soon. It helps me beat that winter gloom just imagining my family together at the swimming pool or lounging on the beach. This year that faith is even stronger as we’re living with such an uncertain future. I know that there will be pool days and laughter ahead. The sun will shine bright and I won’t take for granted when my extended family gathers for a swim at Grammy’s pool. I’ll savor the play dates at the splash pad and splashing on the trampoline with the sprinklers. I have hope and know that we will all be so grateful for each and every day of normalcy.
This week, I’ll be bringing you a post everyday that will hopefully inspire you to get sewing and look towards your own sunny days ahead. Today I’m sharing some fun family coordinating suits. I’ll share more details on each suit later this week but for now want to get your mind going with all of the cute fabric combinations available at RCF.
I love that each RCF fabric release has coordinating collections within it. It helps take the guesswork out of matching prints. It’s also fun to find your own group of prints and basics that work perfectly together since all of the RCF designers use our CLUB basics for the colors of their prints. I’m loving all of the black and white prints this year and was happy that my kids each picked some as their favorites. My teenage son picked the Black and White Checker Print for his suit and I was thrilled when the other three chose prints that went so well with it. For his suit I used the board short base but for little brother’s I used the stretch swim base. Big sister is wearing Coral Palm Leaves paired with Black and White Micro Stripes. Little Sis fell hard for the Blossom Pink and Sage Palm Trees that match perfectly with the Blossom Pink Solid. I love that these all look great together but aren’t too over-the-top as a whole.
I came up with a few more combinations that would work for the whole family. This set includes: Tonal Teal Grey Multi Stripe, Grey Gingham basic, Navy and Lilac Sea Creatures, Deep Lilac Swim Solid, and Charcoal Grey Board Short.
These Bananas are just about the cutest thing ever! Paired with Black Gingham, Black and White Leopard Print, and fun vivid solids like Lipstick Pink and Bright Yellow, this group just makes me so happy!
For a more low-key family look, I did another pink and black combo. These Cactus look great on any gender and any age. I love them with the Black and White Checker print but they also coordinate well with the Handrawn Dots or Coral Gingham (can you tell I’m a big fan of ALL the ginghams!). Throw in a classic solid black board short and this combination is to die for!
Ready for all the tour details?!
Join us all week long on Instagram for fun giveaways from some of our tour sponsors.
You can also shop and save 15% on swim fabrics with code SWIMTOUR.
Follow along this week with this talented group of bloggers. You can head to the RCF blog for previews of each days tour participants.
A HUGE thank you to all our pattern sponsors!!!
Striped Swallow Designs Jennuine Designs Jalie Ellie & Mac Sew Like My Mom Lowland Kids Phat Quarters Greenstyle Creations Chalk & Notch Made For Mermaids Lil Luxe Collection Violette Field Threads Patterns For Pirates Rebecca Page Shwin Designs Sinclair Patterns