Saturday, 30 May 2015

Cole's Corner and Creations: Dive into Swimsuits

Welcome to day 4 of the Dive into Swimsuits Blog Tour hosted by Cole's Corner and Creations! If you know anything about Nicole (owner of Cole's Corner and Creations) you know she LOVES sewing swimsuits and leotards AND she is amazing at creating ones that look like characters! Well, when I was asked to be a part of this tour, I knew I wanted to create something that would make Nicole proud. I used her All 4 One swimsuit pattern (which is on sale for a whopping $3!) to create Snow White! 

This was my third swimsuit to make. Although this is the "hardest" swimsuit pattern from CCC, I truly believe a beginner can do it! As long as you can sew a zig zag stitch and have some patience, dive in!

The All 4 One bathing suit has FOUR options. I chose the "Pin Up" and just moved the buttons on the waistband instead of below the waistband.  This pattern ranges from sizes 1-5 and include detailed instructions on how to pick out the correct materials and which needles and stitches to use.

 This was my first time adding a lining to a swimsuit. I usually just skip in since Brylee has to wear a swim diaper anyways, but I thought it would be fun to learn....and what a more perfect time than during this blog tour! The purpose of the liner is to give extra protection in areas where girls need it most. You can use swimsuit liner material or extra swimsuit fabric for this piece.

The trickiest part of sewing swimsuits is the binding.  An easy way to describe the way binding is folded on a swimsuit is like double fold bias binding is folded. The only problem is that you don't want to iron swimsuit fabric. I used Clover Wonder Clips to hold my folded fabric in place. I highly recommend these!  

It's time for you to go fabric shopping (who can turn that down?!), specifically for swimsuit fabric, and get started!! Cole's Corner and Creations has a swimsuit sewalong running from May 27 to June 3. You can also check out the other bloggers posts here

 Just for fun, check out the difference a year makes in my sweet girl's thighs! Haha! The left is a swimsuit I made last year. :)

Happy sewing!!


PS: Check out the flyers below to find out more about the Dive into Swimwear sewalong and blog tour!


Saturday, 23 May 2015

Everyday Character Sewing Contest: Jesse

Yodel-ay-ee-hoo! It's FINALLY time to share my version of Jesse from the fabulous movie, Toy
Story.  When I first read that Pattern Revolution was hosting the Everyday Character Sewing Contest, I racked my brain (and some of my family's and friend's brains too) and made a huge list of possible characters I wanted to create. I kept coming back to Jesse, and once I saw the Lily Lapel dress from the Simple Life Pattern Company, all I could think was "It's you! It's you! It's you!"(as quoted from Jesse)!


 I purchased the denim chambray and cotton solids from Joann Fabrics, and I found the brown fabric in my stash. For the red detail on the top, I used a red fabric marker. I originally tried 1/8" red ribbon, but it didn't achieve the look I was going for.

Head on over to Pattern Revolution to vote for Jesse! Just click the heart next to our picture! Thanks in advance for your support!

So long partners,