Tuesday, March 24, 2020

RCF Suit Up for Summer | Blog Tour |


Hey there! I’m so pleased to be a part of the Raspberry Creek Fabric Suit Up for Summer Blog Tour. There’s a lot going on in the world and our kids are physically out of school for the rest of the year. Luckily, myself and some other talented ladies are sewing up some fun suits for summer, or now if you live in FL like I do.

I let my oldest daughter choose her main print, this super cute red and green raspberry toss and her suit pattern. When she saw the back of Striped Swallow DesignsInto the Blue Suit she got really excited. I picked out the red polka dots to coordinate. I’m a total sucker for polka dots. This suit is fully lined. The pattern features a solid scooped back or a cut out scooped back. There are 3 options for the front: a pointy tie, a rectangle tie and the band. Not gonna lie I went for the option with the least steps. I have a hungry 3 month old and mama’s sewing time is limited. Nevertheless, I LOVE how this came out!

Since I’ve made swim suits before, when sewing  the Into the Blue I pretty much avoided adding elastic like the plague. I substituted each elastic application with bands. I did a quick search in the Striped Swallow Designs sewing group on Facebook for help and took 90% of the opening for my waist band and 95% for my leg bands. I added the leg flutters from Violette Field Threads’ Catalina swimsuit. I love how it ended up adding a vintage vibe to the whole suit. My daughter was thrilled with it!

I also made the actual Catalina for my littlest in this narwhal and these stripes. I’ll share pictures from that one tomorrow in Part II. She’ll be wearing it for her birthday celebration with just us and some FaceTime with family.

I want to thank Raspberry Creek Fabrics for generously providing all the swi m fabric and lining and Striped Swallow Designs for the swim pattern.

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