I 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.
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.
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:
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!
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.
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
Tuesday, June 27
Wednesday, June 28
Thursday, June 29
Friday, June 30
Plus, we want to give a big shout out to the sponsors of the Swimsuit Edition Blog Tour! These sponsors provided patterns and prizes.