5 Common Elements of Swimwear Fabric

Swimwear fabric can be confusing, and oftentimes sewers are left confused on what to buy. There are thousands of different fabrics, and tons of different names for what’s essentially the same or similar! Because of this, it can be difficult to cover what exactly defines swimwear fabric. However, I created this guide in an effort…

10 Places to Buy Swimwear Fabric Online

The number one most common question I get… “where do you buy swimwear fabric?” The answer unfortunately isn’t as simple as a trip to JoAnn’s or Hobby Lobby, and it can be hard to find reputable fabric companies that not only sell swimwear fabric, but also sell by-the-yard instead of wholesale. Unless you live in…

How to Make Scrunch Bikini Bottoms (Without Buying a Pattern!)

I’ve gotten quite a few requests on how to make scrunch bikini bottoms, and I thought I’d add in some notes for how to make them without having to buy any additional patterns! In this tutorial, I am using an existing bikini bottoms pattern I made, found here, and I’m going to be modifying it…

How to Sew Reversible High Waist Bikini Bottoms

February is almost coming to a close, and that means that spring is coming closer. I am so excited to make more swimwear as the warmer weather approaches! For today’s tutorial, I FINALLY in made one of the most highly requested videos EVER. In the video, I will be showing you how to make reversible,…

How to Sew a Frankie’s Bikini’s Willa Top Dupe DIY

Hey everyone! In today’s video and blog post I’m going to be attempting a dupe of the Frankie’s Bikinis Willa top, a peek-a-boo top with a gorgeous strappy back. Spoiler alert: I LOVE how it turned out! For a full list of materials I used, visit this link. In short, for this tutorial I’m mainly…

How to Make a Bikini Top You Can Wear Two Ways

Hey everyone! In today’s post I’m going showing you how to make one of my personal favorite tops I’ve ever designed. It can be worn two ways and even 4 ways if you choose to use two different fabrics and make it reversible! Today we are using our usual materials: I have swimwear fabric, a…

How to Make Swimwear Straps (With or Without a Serger!)

Welcome back to the blog everyone! In today’s post & video I’m going to be showing you guys how to make swimwear straps. I’ve made straps in most of my tutorials, but I still get a lot of questions so I thought I would do a more in-depth how-to, including the tools I use as…

How to Make a Skirt From a Pair of Thrift Shop Jeans

Skirts rarely ever fit me. In fact, I’ve given up on buying fitted skirts off-the-rack completely. To feed my skirt obsession, I’ve made it a habit to buy thrift store jeans (or bermuda shorts) and make them into custom, fitted skirts. I use a similar tailoring technique to the one I show in this video….

DIY Reversible Strappy Bottoms || Lucy Bottoms (PDF Available)

Today we’re making a pair of strappy, reversible bottoms. These still have a slight v-shape, so they flatter all body types! I have wide hips, and it’s difficult for me to wear bottoms that are strappy or have too¬† much detail since it draws the eye downward and makes me look bottom heavy. The v-shape…

DIY Bow Tie One Piece Swimsuit (PDF Pattern Available)

Hey guys! In today’s post I’m going to be showing you how to make the Carter Onesie from The Brightest Color. This is a popular style that features a bow-tied top with a flattering peek-a-boo in the middle of the suit. This is usually the suit I immediately go for if I want to feel…