Friday, May 29, 2015

Dive Into Swimsuits Blog Hop Day 3

It's Day Three! I'm so excited. 
Some of you may be looking for a schedule... ha ha ha... 
there's no schedule here. The swimsuits have to be finished and uploaded into the album in our pattern group by June 10th. That is when I will do the big give-a-way at the end. 

This week, we just want to educate you; show you some patterns, give you some tips and tricks and really encourage you to get started and get excited. Hey... we all have families and jobs and activities. I don't want you to feel rushed or like you are behind. Let's all just make a suit or a couple suits, okay?! I want you to have fun with it! And if you're ready and you want to make your suit, go ahead! Work at your own pace and we'll be here cheering you on!

Today we have two amazing guest bloggers and three give-a-ways!

First up we have Megan Thoman... you'll have seen her sweet kids and her pretty face around and I'm so excited for her to guest post today! I have been dying to see her post....

Megan, thank you so much for all your amazing work and for always being up for a challenge! 
You make testing so fun (and SO beautiful!)

Hi there! I'm Megan, from The Northern Belle. I'm a self-taught seamstress, and a swimsuit newbie. I've been scared to try one, ever since I started sewing with knits.  

I recently tested The Lakehouse Swimsuit for girls and dolly... and guess what? They are so much easier than I thought. Why was I so scared?! Check out my blog review of The Lakehouse and the Bow-a-licious Swimsuits by Cole's Creations here on my blog, The Northern Belle.





And next up we have Melanie Henry, the designer behind Filles a Maman. I'm so excited to have Melanie here with us today and I REALLY want the swimsuit she made. :) Anything with cats is a win at our house! (and hearts... swoon!)

Mel, thank you so much for joining in our blog hop! We're so happy to have you here.


Hi I am Mel from Filles à Maman. I live near the beautiful City of Québec, which is also the town of Jalie. Because we share the same passion, because I admire their work, because of lot of reasons, I had to met them in person. Today I am showing you how to make rashgard and swimsuit bottom with leotard and underwear pattern. More about those wonderful ladies and their patterns on Filles a Maman. 



For the give-a-ways today we have a Jalie pattern of your choice!

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I'm also giving away a set of Lakehouse patterns!

a Rafflecopter giveaway




And a set of Bow-a-licious patterns!

a Rafflecopter giveaway





Thank you so much for Diving into Swimsuits today.



22 comments:

Gail Keskic said...

Maybe it was just me, but I had problems with the links to the other 2 blog sites. I couldn't get there from the links so I manually typed in the ladies names and their company name in my search bar and found them that way. Great reads for both. I am so glad that Mel at Filles a Maman did up Jalie 3136 (altered) and I am excited that I am doing that same pattern.
Sorry but I also noticed that the raffles are not accepting any new entries. Am I missing something? I am new to following blogs and this is my first sew-a-long. :)
Thank you again for doing this sew-a-long. I am super excited.
gkeskic@shaw.ca

Jess DeWit said...

I'm sewing for my oldest, and using the All 4 One pattern.

Wifey09 said...

I am sewing for my kids with the Peek A Boo color block swim pattern!

Elizabeth W. said...

Sewing for my girls, ages 7 and 2, using Titchy Threads Azur -- and possibly maybe a Bombshell for myself...

Suzanne said...

A Sparkly Baby Board Shorties and My Childhood Treasures Gym Tank #1 are in progress for my daughter a new suit! I'm still contemplating the 5 out of 4 patterns Knot top for myself a top, and probably Scrundies for the bottoms.

Danielle said...

I'm sewing Ellie Inspired suits for my daughters (5 and 8)

Brooke said...

Wish I could sew along but I sewed up my girls suits a few weeks ago. :)

Bear and Lilly said...

i wish i was joining in this sew along but we are in the middle of selling our house so i am limited in what i can do. i would love to sew the azur swimsuit by titchy threads or the cosi suit by sewpony for my daughter. i would love a bombshell swimsuit for me and i've been inspired by somebody else's top and bottom creation using t-shirt and underwear patterns. my son loves when i sew for him - he just appreciates the thought and effort - so it would be nice to make him the titchy threads cloud 9 swim shorts and tank. and long sleeve rash shirts for all of us because that sun burns!

Cecelia said...

I'm sewing Mountain Ash Unitard #2 with a twist. I'm going to be doing a couple twists on it to make it look like a vintage suit. We'll see how this works out.

Tina said...

Can't wail until Sunday afternoon when I'll be sewing a dolly suit or two. Couldn't find fabric locally so I purchased a couple of dollar store infant suits to use.

Leanne Miller said...

l am loving the blogs, they are so encouraging. I have everything l need to make some swimming outfits, please l must cut cut into the fabric. Hopefully tomorrow after work. I just need to be brave and am sure once l do l will wonder why l left it so long as all these ladies say how easy they are to make. Thanks for the inspiration.

Diane said...

I am making the lake house for another granddaughter. Just have to decide on the fabric. Always the hardest part for me!!!

Allie said...

I would sew for my daughter using the all 4 one pattern!

Tyler and Becky Rider said...

I'm sewing an All 4 one for youngest daughter and my older is seeing bow a licious for herself. We plan on Sunday while everyone else is napping

Melinda's Musings said...

I will be sewing for my granddaughter and her AG doll.I will be sewing for my granddaughter and her AG doll.

Janey Millar said...

I'm going to see the 4 in 1 for my daughter the mini beast who is swimsuit obsessed!

Megan Dove said...

I'll be using all 4 one. So excited.

Angela said...

I'm sewing for myself and making the Mykonos swimsuit

Suzanne said...

God daughter. Not sure.

babygirlhoarder said...

I'm making the Freya pattern for my 7 year old! :) sprinklepiggies at gmail dot com

Bear and Lilly said...

i think i am going to make the All 4 One! So cute and what a great price for the pattern. I hope I can find some cute fabric!

Swimsuits Direct said...

Cute swimwear for kids. Cool color and designs.