Are you afraid of sewing a swimsuit? I know I was pretty freaked out about the swim fabric thing and I even bought triple the fabric I needed in case I messed it up!
A sewing blog tour was just what I needed to get me moving in the right direction for finally sewing a swimsuit!
Designs by Call Ajaire, graciously gifted the pattern for me to make the Classic Maillot for Destini, and I had her pick out her favorite swim fabric from my friend Mel with the PurpleSeamstress Fabric.
One of the things I absolutely loved about this swim suit was that it covered all the important parts, both in the back and in front, so many little girls bathing suits show way too much skin for my taste. Destini told me that this is her favorite swim suit because it is so comfortable so I think that is all the thanks I needed. She loves it!
The Classic Maillot has so many options that you can do with just one pattern. I picked the most basic, because as I said I was afraid to sew a swim suit. I should not have been afraid the pattern was beautifully written and the instruction and illustrations were just perfect! You do need special swimsuit elastic that can be found in any fabric or craft store and other than that you are good to go with your regular sewing machine.
The Classic Maillot pattern is for a modern yet modest swimsuit for your girl. The legs and arms have great coverage and the straps are designed to stay put for swimming while adding interest to the front. Fully lined, this swimsuit will fit comfortably and hold up well to frequent use. With all the options, you’ll have everything you need to make a swimsuit or tankini from adorably cute baby all the way to stylish tween.
I think swim suit really works for her! As you can see she loves it and I was so glad to make it for her. I think if you are on the fence about swim suit sewing you should jump in and get your feet wet you may find yourself surprised at how well you do!
Make sure you check out all of the stops on the swimsuit tour and don’t forget to enter the great giveaways HERE Swimsuit Sewing Blog Tour Giveaway!
Full Tour List:
Monday, June 26
Sprouting JubeJube – Call Ajaire – Kutti Couture – Tales of A Tester – Bellevi
Tuesday, June 27
Sprouting JubeJube – FABulous Home Sewn – Sew and Tell Project – Tales From A Southern Mom – My Heart Will Sew On
Wednesday, June 28
Lulu & Celeste – Adventures With Bubba and Bug – Momma You Can Make It – Marvelous Auntie M – Phat Quarters
Thursday, June 29
Lulu & Celeste – Filles à Maman & Jalie – Crazy Crafty Haute Mama – MeMade – 5 out of 4 Patterns – RikiPrints Custom Knit Fabrics
Friday, June 30
Lulu & Celeste – Little Heart Threads – Ronda B. Handmade – Bellevi – sewingbyti
Essence B Underwood saysJune 30, 2017 at 10:32 am
The swimsuit is well done and so adorable!
Alyssa Ramirez saysJune 28, 2017 at 7:10 pm
Such a cute swimsuit!
Dana saysJune 28, 2017 at 6:32 pm
Great job! I just made my first suit by the same designer. Glad I did.
Sarah saysJune 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm
Aww, such pretty roses! Glad she loves it.
Kimberly McQueen saysJune 28, 2017 at 12:10 pm
I really do love this pattern, and those roses! Your little girl’s happy makes me happy! I’ve been going back and forth on this pattern, but I might have to go get this one now after seeing yours.
Melissa Evans of mahlicadesigns saysJune 28, 2017 at 6:51 am
This is s wonderful one. i’m a big fan of patterns that are full of options and the fabric the two of you pics is so lovely. She’ be an original in her handmade suit.
Terri saysJune 28, 2017 at 2:06 am
Gorgeous fabric and gorgeous girl!!
Ula saysJune 27, 2017 at 6:31 pm
She looks cute and so happy with her new swimsuit! Good job!
Pamela Bray Crane saysJune 27, 2017 at 3:48 pm
Cat G saysJune 27, 2017 at 1:19 pm
this is super cute!
Sherry saysJune 27, 2017 at 10:32 am
Kim Skipper saysJune 27, 2017 at 7:09 am
Love the fabric, so cute!