Universal Orlando Vacation Makes!

Universal Orlando Vacation Makes!

We’re just back from a whirlwind family reunion vacation at Universal Orlando!  Perfect family trip plus lots of new makes!  Off season- so hardly any waiting in lines, relatively cool weather *for Florida in September* and a roomy Air bnb home to relax in with…

Summer Sewing Plans 2018

Summer Sewing Plans 2018

Summer is in full swing here in South Florida, variating between high heat or some nice downpours. Time to put away my fall/winter projects and switch gears.  I’ve been working on my summer sewing plans for a bit now, sketching and making up mood boards. …

Purple Sophie Tankini Swimsuit

Purple Sophie Tankini Swimsuit

Another summer day, another Sophie Swimsuit!  This is actually suit #3, this time as a tankini.  Check out my Paisley Sophie Bikini too.  My first tester suit (a one piece) was in this same fabric but the fit was off. After the pattern was fixed and finalized I went…

Top 5 Misses 2015

Top 5 Misses 2015

Today I’m sharing my Top 5 Misses of 2015!  All in all, I’m feeling pretty good about this year’s sewing.  I had very few true Misses.  And quite a few of these looks below were remade or will be reused for new projects.  My best year of…

Navy Medallions Rashguard

Navy Medallions Rashguard

I’m back this week with some more swimwear to show you guys!  I made this rashguard back in June and it’s gotten a ton of wear this summer. I love wearing rashguards- great sun protection with none of hassle of applying and re-applying sunscreen. I find the fiber…

Nautilus Tankini

Nautilus Tankini

Here’s my second version of the Nautilus Swimsuit by Seamstress Erin Designs altered to a Tankini.  This was my second tester suit and originally was the one piece version, view A (images below). My body fabric, a blue swim spandex, was just not working.  The body was pulling…

Nautilus Bikini

Nautilus Bikini

I pattern tested this swimsuit design way back in May and have been eagerly awaiting the release to share it with you guys!   This is the Nautilus Swimsuit from Seamstress Erin Designs.  I’ve been following Erin’s blog since I first started sewing and was psyched to test out…

Free Pattern: Flora Girl’s Swimsuit

Free Pattern: Flora Girl’s Swimsuit

I’m back today with a free pattern and tutorial for the Flora Girl’s Swimsuit!  The Flora Swimsuit is a comfortable and easy to make swimsuit for your active little swimmer.  I designed this suit for my 4-year-old daughter Ami (size 4/5T) but it should be easy…

Flora Girl’s Skirted Swimsuit

Flora Girl’s Skirted Swimsuit

I’ve been slowly improving my swimwear sewing and drafting skills this past year and here are the results.  The perfect little swimsuit for my daughter Amelie!  Ami just turned 4 last month and has been growing like a weed!  She’s been obsessed with wearing the…