Swimalong 2013

Here’s the schedule and what you can expect from this year’s Swimsuit SewAlong:

May 1 Katie & Leila Swimalong Welcome
May 3 Leila- Inspiration: Vintage look, 30s
May 8 Katie- Inspiration: Vintage look, 50s
May 10 Leila- Inspiration: Victorian swimsuits
May 15 Katie- Inspiration: Scuba Chic
May 17 Leila- Inspiration: Geek it out
May 22 Katie- Inspiration: Kid’s Stuff
May 24 Katie- Choosing patterns and swim construction resources
May 29 Katie- Choosing fabrics and where to shop
May 31 Katie- Notions
June 5 Guest Post! Brooke from CustomStyle: Process Guide for Creating a One of a Kind Suit (on Leila’s blog)
June 7 Leila- Flattering a full bust
June 12 Guest Post! Norma from Orange Lingerie: Adding Support to your Swimsuit (on Leila’s blog)
June 14 Leila- How to choose and insert Swim Cups
June 19 Guest Post! Sarah from Musings of a Seamstress: Pro tips (on Katie’s blog)
June 21 Guest Post! LadyKatza from PeanutButterMacrameSwim Coverup (on Katie’s blog)

June 26 Show and Tell Linky Party! Open all summer so you can link up once your suit is made.

June 28 Wrapping up

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Three Dresses Project

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The SwimAlong Flickr group – by invitation only. Comment or contact us for an invitation.

Patterns We Linked
*This is not necessarily an endorsement. We have not tested each of these patterns.
1930’s swimwear knitting pattern 1
1930’s swimwear knitting pattern 2
1930’s Beach Halter Bra Top pattern
A Stitch in Time Vintage knitting book
Mrs Depew Vintage PDF patterns, swimwear from several eras.
Burdastyle Alison swimsuit pattern
Kitschy Coo Pinup Suit tutorial
Ohhh Lulu Lingerie pattern
The Mantua Maker historical patterns
Jalie 3135 wetsuit pattern
Jalie 3134 swimsuit pattern
Closet Case Files Bombshell swimsuit
Hot Patterns FREE Medina Mini Kaftan

Other Swim patterns

Closet Case Files’ Bombshell Swimsuit pdf download only

Input your measurements and download a free swimsuit block at MakeMyPattern

Shelf-bra one piece suit & wrap

Shelf-bra tank style one piece, skirt & wrap

Bikini & shorts

Bra & panties that would look super cute as a two piece– you’ll just need instructions on how to make it swimwear
All 4 one Stylish Swimsuit – Sizes 1-5Sizes 6-16
Peek-A-Boo patterns Sun ‘n Fun swimsuit
Jalie Swimwear patterns – boys, girls and adults
Kwik Sew Girls patterns
Kwik Sew Boys patterns
Peek-A-Boo patterns Surf’s Up boardshorts
Free Board shorts refashion tutorial
Running with Scissors Euro Swim Trunks pattern
Ottobre Pattern magazine – Order Back Issues here

Places to Shop
*Again, not an endorsement.
Spandex World
Spandex House
Designer Alley Fabrics
Fabric Fairy – Includes boardshort fabrics
RockyWoods Fabrics – Board Shorts fabrics

Notions/Other supplies
Strapworks – Webbing/belting/hardware
ZipperStop – zippers
ThreadArt – Specialty threads like wooly/bulky nylon
SewSassy – All things swimwear and lingerie sewing!
Cleaner’s Supply – Selection of thread and bra/swimwear supplies
Bra-maker’s Supply – Lingerie & Swimwear supplies in a larger size range
Newark Dressmaker Supply – Elastic and a selection of clasps
Fabric Depot – swimwear notions

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