Swimwear Notions & 2 Ways to Sew Elastic into Swimwear

This post is all about the notions you need when sewing swimwear.  Grab your copy of the Grace Tankini here. First let’s talk about elastic. You want to be sure to use elastic specifically made for swimwear when sewing the Grace Tankini.  Cotton swimwear elastic is stretchier than other elastic, and holds up better toContinue reading “Swimwear Notions & 2 Ways to Sew Elastic into Swimwear”

How to Add Bra Cups to a Swimsuit

Today’s post is all about bra cups.  Grab your copy of the Grace Tankini here. The Grace Tankini has a shelf bra in both views.  Adding bra cups to the shelf bra gives more stability and support as well as modesty when wet.  First let’s talk about bra cups. Bra cups for swimwear come inContinue reading “How to Add Bra Cups to a Swimsuit”

Sewing With Power Mesh

Swimwear sewing is doable for the home sewist, and every tip and tutorial helps you achieve a more professional look.  Today we’re talking about power mesh.  Grab your copy of the Grace Tankini here. Power mesh is a lightweight, sheer fabric used to add extra compression or support to swimwear.  The best power mesh fabricContinue reading “Sewing With Power Mesh”

Grace Tankini Tester Call

The Grace Tankini is now available!  Grab your copy of the Grace Tankini here. For almost 1 year I’ve been working on my next pattern, and today I’m finally calling for testers to help get the Grace Tankini ready for sale!  It’s a really exciting day, and I’m so glad for everyone’s help. The GraceContinue reading “Grace Tankini Tester Call”

Mix ‘n Match Swimwear

Today is my stop on the Summer Swimwear blog tour.  Recently, Call Ajaire, Gracious Threads, and The Wolf and the Tree all released swimwear patterns.  Follow along on the blog tour to see what everyone made, and also enter below to win some prizes. I signed up for the Summer Swimwear blog tour because IContinue reading “Mix ‘n Match Swimwear”

Cabana Swim Skirt Review

The first look from our Modern Chloris mini collection we’re going to review in detail is the tankini.  We started with PeekABoo Pattern Shop’s Cabana Swim Bottoms pattern.  This delightful little pattern has lots and lots and lots of options for making swim bottoms.  Of course you already guessed that we chose the skirted swimContinue reading “Cabana Swim Skirt Review”

Modern Chloris {Sew ‘n Style Lil Luxe Mini Collection}

Modern Chloris Once upon a time there was a young girl who loved flowers, lace, pretty hairstyles, and everything dainty. She had never heard of the ancient Greek nymph Chloris, who was associated with spring, flowers, and new growth, but if she had, she would have had an instant bond with her. Ovid wrote ofContinue reading “Modern Chloris {Sew ‘n Style Lil Luxe Mini Collection}”

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