Friday, May 30, 2014

Swimwear Round up

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I hope the last few posts about sewing swimwear motivated you.  There are really great options and ways to get creative in sewing your tween boy or girl new swim suits.  And as we all know sewing a custom item for your tween is not always less expensive than ready-to-wear (RTW).  But, it is usually the case for swimwear as they use so little fabric and swimsuits can be so expensive.

 Are you ready to go?  Well in addition to the great Peek-a-boo patterns we shared  on our previous post (HERE), there are lots of great options from both big pattern companies and indies. 


McCalls M6548 is not advertised as a swim suit pattern, but I think it easily could be sewn up as one.  The only adaption would be to sew in a liner in the shorts and reduce the ease in the shirt.  It comes in sizes up to 14, so it is a great option for the bigger kids.

Kwik Sew has a few different options in their swim/dancewear section. I really like the skirts and the mixing and matching you could do with these styles.  (links in the captions)

 And Jalie patterns has a wonderful one-piece suit that would be great for a gal who is starting to develop a figure.  It is a modest and stylish for the older girl.

Jalie 3350
Peek-a-boo pattern shop (affiliate link) has a ton of great suits and we had the pleasure of interviewing the designer behind those great suits .   You should definitely click on over and meet Amy and see why she designs such great suits for boys and girls.  Yes, you heard me, she has wonderful suits for boys too!  And many of them come in sizes up to 12.

Surfs up board shorts

Aloha Burn Blocker


  1. Tumbleandtwirl has several swimsuit patterns, both one piece and separates. Her patterns run from 2 to 14. I have not used her swimwear but I have sewn her unitards with great success.

  2. Thank you for sharing! We are always interested in finding more pattern makers.


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