Tag: <span>bikini</span>

Vintage Beach Set, Vogue 5257 Bikini Top and McCalls 6634 Short

Last week I shared my favorite make of the year, my embroidered seahorse beach jacket. If you haven’t seen that post be sure to go back and read it! Here’s the bikini and short I made to coordinate with that look. I used two different vintage patterns to make this look, a Vogue (5257) bikini from 1961 and a flared bias cut short from 1979, McCall’s 6634. I …

Mini Cottesloe + Rashguard Set- Sewing for Kids

Summer is still going strong here in Florida even with the kids back in school. I sew the kids at least one new swim set every year-they grow like weeds! The Mini Cottesloe just launched over at Megan Nielsen Patterns…perfect timing to share some summer makes. I was a tester for the version I’m showing you today. Ami is really looking forward to another- especially since she’s actually …

Two Tone Ocean Blue Bikini

Summer is slowly drawing to a close and I’m so excited to share my newest swimwear make, this perfectly fitted two tone ocean blue bikini! I’ve gotten quite a bit better over the last few years at making swimwear and this suit utilizes all the newer techniques I’ve learned. The most helpful bits I learned from Beverly Johnson’s Craftsy Class-Sewing Swimsuits, The Supportive One Piece.  It is a …

Summer Swimwear- Sewing for the Kids

We’ve been spending our summer vacay poolside at our new home.  The weather has been so beautiful the past few weeks.  I’m hoping this isn’t a fluke because I’m loving the change in weather over here on the east coast of Florida.  It’s still hot, but nowhere near as humid, with some beautiful breezes and late afternoon summer showers. The kids have been out of school for almost a …

Sophie Swimsuit and Cropped Rashguard

When Heather at Closet Case Files was on the lookout for pattern testers I jumped at the chance to participate.  I just love her patterns!  I was really thrilled when I saw it was for a swimsuit.  Here in Florida I’m at the pool or beach with the kiddos ALL THE TIME!  And as luck would have it I already had the materials on hand-that’s what I call kismet! My …

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 this new pattern, especially since I’m at the beach or pool almost year round.  You can check out all the amazing swimsuits from the …

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