Saturday, July 30, 2016

Swim Tour 2016

Summer is my favorite of the seasons!  We spend just about every day at the pool, and the weekend at one of out 10,000 lakes : ).  When I was asked to participate in this tour I jumped at the chance. Mila can never have enough swimsuits with how much she is in water.  Plus swim suits are FUN to sew!  It's something different from all the cotton dresses I tend to sew.

I choose to create the Classic Maillot by Call Ajaire.  This pattern is full of options.  Just see her illustration bellow : )

I choose view G with a bit of my own twist.    Obviously I added the ruffle along the front bodice.  I did not line the skirt of the tankini but just hemmed it instead, and I added a some width to the back and closed it in with a pleat.  All together I love the look.  It's fun and Mila likes it.

I bought all of the fabric at Hancock Fabrics.  Anyone else out there want to cry about Hancock's closing : (.  I loved them!

Discounts just because these ladies are Fabulous!-
During the tour Designs by Call Ajaire is offering 20% off all patterns in the Etsy shop using the code SWIMTOUR
Gracious Threads is offering 15% off the purchase of 3 or more patterns in her shop (no coupon needed)
The Wolf and the Tree is offering 15% off patterns in her shop using the code SWIMTOUR as well.

And make sure to stop at all of these amazing bloggers for more summer swimwear inspiration and  reviews.

Make sure to take a few minutes to visit Call Ajaire, Gracious Threads, and The Wolf and the Tree and of course the rest of the lovely blogs we have on the tour:

Join in on the Summer Swimwear Tour fun by using the hashtag #sewswimtour to share your favorite swimwear makes.  And don't forget to enter the rafflecopter below to win some fabulous prizes from our sponsors!


  1. This one turned out so adorable! Love the ruffle at the top. Gives it such a different look!

  2. Gosh this is adorable!! You always have the cutest fabric combinations!

  3. What cool action shots! Cute!!!