Swimwear inspiration for kids
Choosing the patterns Jalie has a lot of swimwear patterns, but we took the Swimsuit Edition blog tour as an opportunity to "sew outside the box". We brainstormed on the types of suits and features we were looking for and chose patterns that...
Swimsuit with Removable Swim Cups // FREE Extra for the Diane pattern
In today's post, we have a little freebie for you!As you may know, the original DIANE one-piece swimsuit was designed with sewn-in swim cups. It makes the swimsuit very comfortable, with no "moving parts". That being said, the process can be a...
3350 Sewalong // Part 6 // Leg Opening
Now that you have completed the open back and sweetheart neckline, you ready to apply elastic to the leg openings.   This technique can be used for leg openings or any closed, round opening (neck, ankle, wrist...).   Overlap the elastic ends and...
3350 Sewalong // Part 5 // Neckline + Back
You can now put the front and back aside while you work on the bust pieces. Bust Lining Cut two of the bust linings as shown below. This will create an opening for shapers/cups insertion. We like to finish the edge with...
3350 Sewalong // Part 4 // The Open Back
For the first step, we will show you the technique for the regular sewing machine. On all other steps, we will use a serger whenever it's possible. Center Back Seam Pin Lower Back pieces (G) together at center back seam,...
3350 Sewalong // Part 3 // Cutting
Now that we have our pattern pieces traced/cut and altered, we are now ready to cut the fabric. Sweetheart Swimsuit (View A) We will be making view A in a feline print with a black contrast band in adult size...
3350 Sewalong // Part 2 // Pattern & Sizing
Now that you have your fabric, pattern and notions, let's talk about the sizing and pattern. SIZING First, take a look at our one-piece swimsuit measurement chart. There are many sizes in that chart, so you can be sure we have...
3350 Sewalong // Part 1 // FABRIC & SUPPLIES
 Starting next week, we soon show you how to make a stunning one-piece swimsuit from A to Z. Instead of doing a sew along that would last a few weeks, we want to post everything within a few days so...
How to Pick the Right Leotard / Dress Size
This blog post is a summary of tons of emails I answered over the years. If those moms and seamstresses emailed me for help, I'm sure there are thousands of people out there who will be happy to learn how...