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swimsuit week winners

Hey guys! Just wanted to pop in quickly this morning. We’ve just gotten back from another quick cottage getaway, where we spent SO much time in the water, which I feel is totally appropriate as we’re wrapping up our swimsuit weeks.

I still actually need to share the swimsuits I’ve made with you guys, but I didn’t want to keep those of you that entered in our awesome giveaway waiting!

The prizes were in no particular order, so let’s recap and see who won each one!

First prize was a 30$ gift card for The Fabric Fairy and 1 swimsuit pattern from Simple Life Company. The Fabric Fairy has slowly become one of my go to’s for when it comes to purchasing swimwear fabric. They have great quality, huge selection of solids and prints (in both boardshort and nylon/spandex) that I’m always able to find what I’m looking for. And the Simple Life is a newer to me pattern shop, but I’ve really fallen hard for the designs they’ve created, especially in their swimsuit patterns. I want to say a huge congrats to the winner of this package, Melissa!!!

Our second prize was a 30$ gift card for Raspberry Creek Fabrics and 1 swimsuit pattern from Upcraft Club. Honestly, I can’t say enough good things about Raspberry Creek and Upcraft. These are two amazing women that have both created amazing shops. At Raspberry, you’ll be able to find one of a kind prints on swim and board that they print in house, and each summer they bring out great new designs with adorable coordinates. And at Upcraft, you’ll be able to browse through a curated list of pattern designers to find the swim pattern you’ll have been looking for, and maybe even a new to you designer! Huge congrats to the winner of this package, Judith!!

And last but not least, we have a 25$ gift card for Peekaboo Pattern Shop. Here, you’ll be able to find everything you need, since Peekaboo is not only a pattern shop that carries adorable styles of patterns for both boys and girls, but also carries a great selection of swim and boardshort fabric as well! I personally love that they have SPF 50 fabrics specifically too. You’ll be able to choose your pattern AND the fabric you’ll want to match it up with. Big congrats to the winner of this one, Lim Hwee Ke!!

All you lovely ladies will be getting an email from me shortly! So make sure to check your inboxes! And again, I want to say a HUGE thank you to our sponsors for these past two weeks full of swimsuits! I’ll be back to share what I’ve made throughout the weeks in a few days.


girls swimsuit patterns

Hi, it’s Tami here from SewSophieLynn and I have a confession. I am addicted to sewing swimsuits!

It seems like the options for girls swimwear patterns has exploded in the last few years. When I first started sewing swimsuits for my girls, the Cosi Swimsuit from SewPony was THE swimsuit pattern. It’s loaded with options and is a great place to start.

Peek-a-boo Pattern shop has also been around forever and is constantly adding more swimsuits to their pattern collection. This Marilyn Vintage suit is a unique style with boy short legs and a cute halter neckline. They also have a few long sleeve suit options that I adore.

Made for Mermaids is my go-to for swimsuits. Their Mermaid Shores collection has so many adorable options. The Calypso, Camila, and Lainey are some of my favorites but the new Reagan Rash guard is a great option for more coverage.

If you’re looking for options then the Mairin from Sew A Little Seam is the pattern for you. With multiple leg openings, one or two piece choices, a ton of strap and back options it’s the ultimate in a build-your-own swimsuit pattern.

Violette Fields Threads is another pattern company that is chock full of swimsuit choices for girls. They have a sweet vintage feel to them that makes them unique and irresistible. This is the Catalina pattern and I love the knot front and little leg ruffles!

Ellie and Mac’s newest swimsuit, the Cape Cod, is another pattern full of options. This has moved to the top of our list for next year. The keyhole neckline is so fun!

The Narwhal suit from Sofiona Designs is another pattern I’m dying to sew up. How cute is that front detail?!

The Azur Swimsuit from Titchy Threads is another fun retro suit and bonus- it’s reversible! Simple Life Pattern Co. has a great collection of swimwear including Elise’s One Shoulder suit that looks gorgeous with the ruffle. The Peach Beach Swim Set and Abernathy Swim Set from Little Luxe Collection are sophisticated takes on children’s swimwear and are beyond cute! The Into the Blue Suit from Striped Swallow Designs is so on-trend this season. Rad Patterns has a couple of darling suits and they go all the way down to newborn sizing. The suits from Little Lizard King have been popping up all over my feed and I’m adding the Sanibel to my list STAT!

Boo! Designs is known for their perfect fit and they have so many classic designs to choose from. Jalie is another company known for it’s impecable drafting. A plus when choosing a Jalie pattern is that one pattern includes sizes 2t- women’s 22 (Can you say mommy and me suits?!).

Well, I hope you aren’t overwhelmed with all these options! So.many.choices! Are you looking for something classic? A little more trendy? Love that vintage feel? There really is something out there for everyone and you might just find yourself sewing a new suit for every day of the week.

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boy swim sewing pattern round up

Brindille and Twig Bummies in Swim

Hi Everyone,
I’m Liesel and mama to two boys and I big heart sewing for them.

I’m here to help you try and navigate the seas of boys swim pattern options. There are so many and it’s very overwhelming. I had help from the sewing community in compiling this list. I have not tried every pattern listed, nor do I own every pattern. It is not all inclusive but does include the basics to get you going. I know you’ll find something you love for those boys to have the perfect summer swim wear.

Swim bottom patterns designed for boardshort fabric. These are more traditional swim trunk style patterns.

Company Name Link Attribution
5 out of 4 Kids Swim Trunks Trissa Scott Bouwhuis
Ellie and Mac High Tide Liesel Tavenner
Lowland Kids Swim Boardies Amber Guillot
Suco by Susanna Manuel Swim Shorts  
Lowland Kids Swim Boardies
5oo4 Kids Swim Trunks
Ellie and Mac High Tide

Swim bottom patterns designed for swim fabric. These are swim shorts or brief style patterns.

Company Name Link Attribution
Sew Like My Mom Palm Euro Suit Liesel Tavenner
Peek a Boo Pattern Shop Monaco Swim Trunks Stacey Bebb
Peek a Boo Monaco Swim Shorts and Hang Ten Rash Guard
Sew Like My Mom Palm Euro

Shirts designed for swim fabric.

Company Name Link Attribution
Made by Jacks Mum Beach Rashie Kelly DeLashmit Simonsen
Peek a Boo Pattern Shop Hang Ten Rash Guard Stacey Bebb
Made by Jacks Mum Beach Reef Rashie and Sandcastle Hat

All over suits designed for swim fabric (or hacked to use swim fabric). Great for sun protection.

Company Name Link Attribution
Made by Jacks Mum Sunshine Swim Romper Kelly DeLashmit Simonsen
Peek a Boo Pattern Shop Aloha Burn Blocker Stacey Bebb
Brindille and Twig Rolled Hem Romper Hack Liesel Tavenner
Peek a Boo Aloha Burn Blocker
Brindille and Twig Rolled Hem Romper Swim Hack

Here’s a list of patterns that can be hacked into swim wear either by using boardshort fabric or swim fabric.

Pattern Link
Tops with Swim Fabric  
Petite Stichery Ragtag Raglan
Duck Butt Designs Essential Raglan
Bottoms with Swim fabric  
Violette Threads Pippa
Brindille and Twig Bummies
Bottoms with Boarshort Fabric  
Misusu Ollie Shorts
Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Endless Bucket Shorts
New Horizons Alpine Shorts
Duck Butt Designs Treasure Pocket Shorts
Petite Stitchery Ragtag Raglan

I hope you found this round up useful. I know I’m inspired by all these great makes. Special thank you to Stacey Bebb from Lollipop Garden, Amber Guillot from Thicket Threads, Kelly DeLashmit Simonsen, and Trissa Scott Bouwhuis for sharing their lovely pictures with us.

Some links are affiliate links which means I could get compensated at no cost to you. The thoughts are my own.

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