A Monochromatic Beach Look

Hello, and happy almost July! We’re definitely in the thick of summer now! One of the many perks of living in a beach town is that I feel completely justified in treating myself to some new handmade swimwear every year. Fresh swimming duds are definitely a wardrobe necessity for me! I actually began stashing some swimwear fabric earlier this year for this summer’s suit. I’m always drawn to patterns, and even more so with fun garments like a bikini. This Black/White Broken Glass Digitally Printed Tricot from Mood Fabrics online caught my eye with its modern print and monochromatic palette. It’s […]

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Little European Swim Trunks

I’ve been watching (what seems like) every sewist I know tackle swimsuits this season with admiration and apprehension.  As much as I wish to make my own swimsuit, it just seems like an overwhelming task (although Ginger Makes and her last project has me feeling less afraid).  Trying to sew swimsuits for my girls seems doable–less fit issues for little girls than for a 35 year old woman–but when I can find cute little suits for $15, it seems hardly worth the effort.  Then it hits me. I am in love with European inspired swim trunks for little boys and […]

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I Can’t Believe I Made a Swimsuit!

I mean, I guess it’s not that surprising since everyone and their mom is making a swimsuit this summer (has anyone’s mom made this pattern? I’m guessing my mom would love it, but don’t give her any ideas or I’ll be running a swimsuit sweatshop… my sister already wants one!), but the thought of sewing swimwear has always made me say, “No way, Jose!” I bought this fabric at Mood Fabrics NYC. Not everyone knows that they sell swimwear fabric, but yes, they have lots of it, all kinds! I planned to get a solid color, but this print had […]

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