Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Dive into Swimsuits!

Hey everyone!
So happy you decided to check in and Dive into Swimsuits with us!

I love sewing swimsuits. I love designing swimsuits. I love wearing swimsuits!
My kids live in swimsuits during the summer. One year, it's literally all Lucy wore.


I get a little sad when I hear ladies say they have never tried swimwear or that they are scared to try sewing swimsuits. I just don't know why...?
It's like saying, "I'm scared to eat candy." Crazy, right?

Sewing swimsuits is fun, economical, easy, and I think if you just try... you'll wonder what you were waiting for.

So... I've gathered a bunch of friends to help me talk you into trying it! This week, you are going to be hearing from some of the best designers in the business! Seeing some amazing show offs and reviews. Reading lots of tricks, tips, and tutorials and hopefully... we will motivate you to try your hand at a swimsuit. It can be for yourself, your child, a friend... whatever! It can also be any pattern!
That's right! I didn't want to limit it to just our patterns, because we only have three and they are all one piece. That leaves so many other designs and people out. So you can do women's, men's, boys, one piece, two piece, tankini, dolly swimsuit, leotard, whatever. YAY!

And if that can't talk you into trying... then check out all the amazing sponsors I have lined up. I am going to have a prize you can win every single day... then... TWO big give-a-ways at the end of the week. One you can win just by blog hopping and following along with us and one you can win by doing the sew-a-long and showing us your finished swimsuit!


Don't worry. We will give you time to finish your suit. You will have until June 11th to finish and photograph your suit. Also, the winner won't be chosen by who made the prettiest or best suit. You just have to participate and upload a picture to be entered. The winner will be chosen randomly!

If you're not a member yet, come over and join our pattern group. That is where we will be doing the sew-a-long.

And now... Here's Brooke!

Hi! My name is Brooke and I am super excited to say I was able to test the NEW Lakehouse pattern.  Even though I have been sewing almost 20 years I have never ventured into knits until now. Thank you so much Nicole for being able to test it and being able to review, not just 1, but 2 of your patterns! So come check out my review of it and her Bow-A-Licious pattern as well. 


Hop on over to Brooke's Blog: A Cattle Farmer's Daughter 



Then come back and make sure you enter our rafflecopter for today!

There are two prizes to raffle off! One winner will receive The Lakehouse Swimsuit Pattern for Girls and Dolly and one winner will receive the Bow-a-licious Swimsuit Pattern for Girls and Dolly! 


The give-a-way is only good today and the winners will be chosen tomorrow. That way if you win, you can use your pattern for the sew-a-long, if you wish! Good luck! Please leave a comment with your email address so that I can contact you.

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42 comments:

Florencia Lombardo de Silva said...

I never tried sewing swimsuits and I can't wait to start!

Cooler Jams said...

I am turning the 5 out of 4 Agility tank into swimsuit! Wish me luck lol!

Sewaholicm0mmie said...

I love sewing swimsuits although we only get about a total of 1.5-2 mos of hot weather in a yr lol I would love to win the Bow-a-licious pattern, I think it's really cute!

Jessica said...

I want to try Naomi's ruffle bikini (create kids couture) or the all in one for my daughters, some euro shorts for my son and I also have been thinking of trying the agility tank as a nursing swimsuit!

MomofTwins said...

I absolutely love the Tutu Cute swimsuit by Peek a Boo Pattern shop. My twin girls would love it!!

Email address is krystalrenee02@hotmail.com

Cecelia said...

Ii haven't decided but probably the cocokay tankini for suits. Also a leotard, the Casey by mountain ash

Judy said...

I just bought Jalie's Tankin/Skirtini pattern but still searching for the right combo of fabrics.

judy_steward@rogers.com

flowergirl said...

I don't know which swimsuit yet - I have several to choose from and also depends on which fabric i decide to use. I better get busy picking!

Dana Green said...

I am still getting up my nerve to try a swimsuit. I may try the Lakehouse.

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Kimberly said...

I love these suits. I'll probably use an Ottobre pattern for the sewalong.

Avery's Mama said...

Not sure which one I'll be using yet. I need to peruse the patterns!

Diane said...

I am making another Lakehouse suit because it is so darn cute that all my granddaughters need one.

Danielle said...

I'm planning on using Ellie Inspired's swimsuit/leotard pattern.

tisha bottoms said...

I'm excited to make my 1st swimming suit! Thanks so much for the push with this sew along!

tisha bottoms said...

I am planning to make a ckc 2 piece.

tisha bottoms said...

I am planning to make a ckc 2 piece.

tisha bottoms said...

I'm excited to make my 1st swimming suit! Thanks so much for the push with this sew along!

Jami said...

I'm so excited for this!

Gail Keskic said...

I am excited. I am not sure what pattern I will use. Do you think I can use a gymnastics pattern?
gkeskic@shaw.ca

ArJay Gamble said...

I am sewing the all 4 one swimsuit in teh frilly style. for my girly little 6 year old.

Merav Ruthman said...

I just bought your 4 in 1 swim suit and if I get a chance, I would love to join your sew along. I need some selfish sewing. babyhobbesdesign@gmail.com

babygirlhoarder said...

I'm going to use the tutu cute pattern by peekaboo! Or maybe the Jalie 3350. I'm so excited!!! Bathing suit sewing is sooo addictive and fun! sprinklepiggies (at) gmail.com

B said...

I have a pattern from Jalie. I will be using.

Suzanne said...

I will probably try the Lakehouse. I am excited, especially since I have two little girls that love the water!

Karen Warrick said...

Granddaughter says to make the Frilly One-for-All swimsuit. So, guess what we are making???? lol

Cole's Corner said...

Gail, you can certainly use a gymnastics pattern!

Dina said...

I haven't decided yet! I like the Jalie and the bodacious!

heatherbrown said...

My daughter wants the full body Coles Creations pattern I just bought, and I may hack an underwear pattern for myself!

Dayna Johnson said...

I'm not a 100% sure which pattern I'll use but I think I am leaning towards the all 4 one swimsuit pattern :)

ShirleyC said...

I'm so glad you're doing this. I might not be able to sew along, but maybe after this wedding on Sat., I can find some time.
I've made one swimsuit and I sort of winged it. I'd like to see some more tips and such for doing the elastic in the legs.
My granddaughter has to wear a one piece because of her belly button. She is self conscious.

All of your suits look awesome!

Melinda's Musings said...

I will use a pattern I have (McCall's I think)that has a diagonal ruffle, unless I win one of these. I want to make matching swimsuits for my GD and her AG doll.

E Simmons said...

Too cute! Thanks for the chance!!

Matt and Mandy said...

I am using the all 4 one, so excited! mandmbrown03 at yahoo dot com

Tina said...

I have been wanting to do some dolly swimsuits. Not sure which pattern I'll use...I have several. I'll have to dig them out. This sounds like fun!

DAndra Derr said...

I think I'm going to try the new Lakeside swimsuit...I have only made one for my girl...must try again. :) Dollies too!

Bridgett Wright said...

Love all your swimsuit patterns!!! Especially the Lakeside since it meets ballet dress code!!

Kimberly Bills Mack said...

I have your One 4 All pattern to start with, but am also wanting to try the Peekaboo tankinis later (for ease of diaper changes!). May not finish this sew along, baby girl 2 is arriving Monday night. :) kbillsmack@gmail.com

homedaycare said...

Im only 14 and only been sewing for one year and I would love to make a swim suit for my younger sister and her friends

Jess DeWit said...

I am using the All 4 One pattern, modern view sewgraciousthreads AT gmail DOT com

Tyler and Becky Rider said...

I sewed my first suit last month and am excited to do the all 4 one for the sew along. My almost eight years old will be doing the bow a luscious one for herself during the sew along. Becky-beckatron11 at yahoo.com

Leanne Miller said...

l am hoping to finish a swimsuit. I have the Boo designs swimsuit since it was released and l am yet to make one so here is hoping l actually have the courage to finish one.