The Swimsuit Edition Blog Tour

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Swimsuit Edition Blog TourWelcome to The Swimsuit Edition Tour hosted by Lulu and Celeste and Sprouting Jube Jube Productions!

5oo4 Swimsuit Edition Blog TourI love sewing swimwear.  I love finding funky swim fabrics that reflect my girls’ personalities (and my own!).   I love being able to make something to their specific sizes instead of relying on a straight size 6…when in reality my 8yo daughter has measurements that are all over the place!  And, honestly, I hate shopping…ESPECIALLY shopping with people who enjoy shopping.  My 8yo would love to go to the mall and slowly meander through every shop.  This is one of the rings of hell for me.  I love spending time with her, but I loathe shopping.  So–if I can find super fun fabric and sew up something that she likes?? WIN WIN!


This year, I decided to respond to my husband’s requests for a swimsuit too.  He wasn’t about to let me try some European shortie swim trunks. 😉 He wanted the typical elastic-waist swim trunks made from  boardshort material.  This endeavor made me realize that I really need to sew up something for my son too, so I need to get to work on a matching boys’ pattern for swim trunks! Boardshort material can be found at The Fabric Fairy, BWD Fabrics, Zenith & Quasar, Water Tower Textiles (Canada), and Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  It is fairly straightforward to sew with and the Men’s Swim Trunks pattern comes together pretty quickly.  I used the Dri-fit Mesh from The Fabric Fairy as the lining for my husband’s swim trunks.  It worked perfectly.Girls Agility Riptide and Mens Swim Trunks



My daughter is wearing the Girls’ Reversible Riptide Shorties and the bra portion of the Girls’ Agility Tank and Dress.  Both of these patterns are available for women AND kids.


I love designing patterns for active men, women, and kids!  My kids never stop moving and being comfortable so I can chase them is one of my goals.

5oo4 Patterns

One great perk for this blog tour is that we have amazing daily prizes as well as an awesome grand prize!

To enter today’s Daily Prize:

The giveaway for today, Thursday, closes at 11:59pm EST on Friday so get your entries in now! You could win a $20 (CAD) gift card from Jalie  plus a $40 gift card to Imagine Gnats.

But wait, there’s more!  If you comment on this post with which 5oo4 pattern you’d most like to sew up this summer, I’ll pick one winner on Friday night for a pattern of their choice!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

There are two ways to enter for the Grand Prize:

Enter the Grand Prize Rafflecopter, and/or post a swimwear item you’ve sewn on Instagram. Readers can enter more than once on Instagram but must use a different photo/different sewn swim item per entry. (Ie. multiple photos of the same outfit only count as one entry). Items allowed: swimsuits and swim coverups for the entire family (women, men, children). To enter on IG: Post your photo and use the hashtag #TheSwimsuitEditionTour and tag @luluandceleste and @debzaleski in your post. Items can only have been sewn since the beginning of June 2017. Closes July 2nd 11:59pm EDT.

Prize: Phat Quarters $25(USD) gift card + Boo Designs $100(AUD) gift card + Sewing by Ti -$20(USD) gift card + Made by Jack’s Mum – swim pdf pattern bundle

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Don’t forget to go by and view other stops along the tour!  There is LOADS of inspiration as well as some special deals on fabric and patterns.


Monday, June 26

Sprouting JubeJubeCall AjaireKutti CoutureTales of A TesterBellevi

Tuesday, June 27

Sprouting JubeJubeFABulous Home SewnSew and Tell ProjectTales From A Southern MomMy Heart Will Sew On

Wednesday, June 28

Lulu & CelesteAdventures With Bubba and BugMomma You Can Make ItMarvelous Auntie MPhat Quarters

Thursday, June 29

Lulu & CelesteFilles à Maman & JalieCrazy Crafty Haute MamaMeMade5 out of 4 PatternsRikiPrints Custom Knit Fabrics

Friday, June 30

Lulu & CelesteLittle Heart ThreadsRonda B. HandmadeBellevisewingbyti

Plus, we want to give a big shout out to the sponsors of the Swimsuit Edition Blog Tour!  These sponsors provided patterns and prizes.

Swimsuit Edition Sponsors

26 Responses

  1. Sarah

    A new pair of Riptide shorties for my daughter is on my to-sew list, and I’ve love to have the matching pattern in my size!
    (FYI, the two blog links in today’s Rafflecopter are broken.)

  2. Selene Hill York

    I have an Agility Tank/Shenanigans Skort swimsuit planned for myself and the new men’s swim shorts for the bf. May even sneak in a pair of Riptides for options for me.

  3. Lexi Endter

    I would love to try the agility tank!! I should make my boyfriend the board shorts like you made, it’s a great idea ????

  4. Sarah Boses

    What a great blog tour!
    I would love the riptide shorties… Or the X Factor. Hard to choose! They are all awesome!

  5. Karen Christensen

    I’d like to try the Versatility Tank & Pants. I sewed the pajama pants pattern for my grandsons and it is perfect for boys who are too big for boys patterns and not big enough for men’s. The pants fit well and my grandsons loved them.

  6. Renee

    I just had the A0 printed for the Agility. Need to sew it up for me!

  7. Lisa

    Would love to sew up the reversible riptide shorties for me & my daughter!

  8. Rachelle Crosbie

    My husband needs new swim trunks so I’d love to sew him the men’s swim trunks. My boys are reaching the point of needing them too, sigh.

  9. Mary Kaye Cole

    I’ve been itching to make a Shenanigans skort. I made that my goal for this summer actually.

  10. Chris

    I love your patterns. Let’s see I got the men’s board shorts pattern and I use the shenanigans skort as my swim suit bottoms so the next one I’d lie to try is the Escape top and dress

  11. Carla G

    I’d like to sew a Agility Tank and Shenanigans Skort for a new swimsuit for me. 🙂

  12. Heather

    My summer sewing will be filled with riptide shorties, agility tops and easy tees! Today I spent the afternoon at the pool in my new riptides and escapade top.

  13. Melissa Pi

    I really want to try the riptide shorties. I sort of winged a pair for my daughter, and was kicking myself for not having the pattern on hand.

  14. Essence B Underwood

    I need to make some shorties for my daughter! I think she would love some! I love the bathing suits you made!

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