Monday, March 14, 2011

Swimsuit Frenzy

Although Spring is chronologically here in less than a week, it sure doesn't appear Spring-like at all at my home right now.  However, hope is in sight as we are forecasted in the 40's and 50's this week.  Hallelujah!!!

I've been working on swimsuits this past week pretty steady.  Besides the suits in the above pics, I've already sent out 3 for an order and I have another 3 in various stages of completion.  I just love making swimsuits--you probably couldn't tell that though.  I tell my girls that they only get 3 suits a year (in my opinion every girl needs at least 2 to choose from--the mood of the day determines the suit you wear.)  But really I think that limit is just as much for me as it is for them.

This suit I sent to our giveaway winner, Shannon. 
However, I have more of this fabric if you're interested in purchasing a custom,
made to order suit for one of the girls in your life.

This suit is also available for sale here. 
Ready to ship immediately in size 6.

I plan on posting a tutorial here this week, or next,
on how to make and attach contrasting binding and straps--mainly for tankinis. 
My #2 daughter has put her very specific order in to me
and we'll use her suit to show you how it's done.
I've also got a metallic gold swimsuit in the works for daughter #3. Think mermaid diva!

Bring on the sunshine!!  Good-bye snowpiles!


  1. Love them. Your seams are so perfect. :) I know what you mean about loving to make them. They're cute, fairly easy to make, and in no time you're done. Very addictive. Can't wait to read your tutorial.

  2. I'm kinda liking that blue, green, purple striped fabric.

  3. Hi! I'm trying my hand at swimwear, and I'm having a problem that I don't see answered on your site. First, when you're doing the elastic around the legs, do you pull it at all or just leave it relaxed? Second, do sew the lining to the print before sewing the suit together? Third, do you just turn over the edges on top of the elastic? Fourth, do you put elastic around the top edges? And last, do you ever make separate straps and sew them on? Or do you always just make suits where the straps are a continuation of the suit? If you could help me out, I'd really appreciate it! My email is bradenandcheri(at)gmail(dot)com.



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