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 content in swim material gives great coverage even if it isn’t UPF rated as long as you choose a darker color. Which is wonderful since I really prefer a print and it’s so hard to find UPF rated material for the home sewist that isn’t a basic solid color.
I designed this based on an older-worn out- RTW rashguard that I love the fit of. The print is a bit busy to see the style lines though. This was my trial version, next time I’ll use contrasting fabric for the sleeves. It’s a simple Raglan shape, super quick to sew up. I whipped this out in less than an hour almost completely on my serger. I only used my regular machine to hem the body and topstitch the neckband with a simple zig zag stitch. I added the navy blue and medallion cuffs to make the finishing even quicker. Next make I’ll alter the neckband a bit- it’s a bit too wide and funnels up if I don’t pull it down.
Navy Medallion Nylon Lycra Swim
Navy Solid Nylon Spandex Tricot
Both fabrics were purchased from The Fabric Fairy when I was making my Nautilus bikini and tankini. The medallion fabric is so soft and lightweight, lovely to sew up and comfortable to wear. Plus really quick drying! I wanted this to mix and match with all my swimwear for the season so I made sure all the fabrics coordinated. I like that the swimwear I made this summer is all navy based but not too matchy matchy. I love this medallion pattern- it’s a bit nordic looking but the pattern is asymmetrical which keeps it a bit more abstract. I just can’t have too much navy in my wardrobe!
I think I’m done sewing swimwear for the summer now! As much as I’d like to sew up some more we’ve only got 3 weeks until school starts on Aug. 17th so I have to focus on Back to School sewing for the kids. Nigel will be starting 1st grade and unless Ami gets a spot on one of the many preschool wait lists I have her on she’ll be home with me. I’ll be back next week with my late summer/fall sewing plans.
6 responses to “Navy Medallions Rashguard”
Love that print. I think it is perfect for a rashguard since it is interesting to look at! The sky is gorgeous in those beach pictures!
Thanks so much Laurie! We’ve had some amazingly beautiful beach days lately! :)
I was just at the beach today, kind of wishing I had a rash guard – I’d like to keep my arms more covered, for sure. Love your fabric choice, and you mix and match swimwear wardrobe idea! Enjoy the rest of your beach time.
Thanks so much Chloe! I think I probably have more rashguards then swimsuits at this point-they’re a necessity here in Florida. Hope you had an awesome day by the beach too! :)
Love it! I made myself a rashguard this summer with one of my bathing suits and it is just perfect- I wear it all the time! Yours looks gorgeous! Thanks for the post :)
Thanks so much Erin! Rashguards are the best! I’ve really loved seeing all your swimsuits this summer! Thanks again :)