Wild & Wanderful

Sew Americana :: Day 5

sewing, Patterns for PiratesKaty McKinleyComment

It's the final day of our Sew Americana Blog tour, friends.  Holy butts this week has flown by!  I hope you all have enjoyed it as much as I did!  Blog tours can be a lot, and usually there's some sort of reward or giveaway or whatever....but I chose not to do one with this tour.  And these ladies still bring their best work!  It's pretty cool, if you think about it.

They just slay, what can I say?

Very Blissful | Stitching and Making | Wild & Wanderful 
On Wednesdays We Sew | Fairytale B&T 

We had a last minute change in line-up and there was a space to be filled on the Friday slot.  So I took it!  Because I have something fun to share that just released yesterday.  Made for Mermaids has been working their mermaid tails off on swimsuits this summer.  I mean...they've been working so hard.  I'm not sure any of them have had a full night's sleep or actual meals in forever.  

One of the releases yesterday was the Mama Camila suit.  And I turned it into a bodysuit (my first ever) for the PERFECT 4th of July outfit.

Camila is ten shades of flirty.  She really is.  I never really make any off-the-shoulder numbers because I'm weird about my arms anymore.  But darn it if I don't love this.

To turn the bathing suit pattern into a basic body suit was easy.  I didn't line it and I didn't add cups.  But I did everything else.  I added the underbust elastic, elastic at the leg openings, ruching on the sides, and elastic in the arms.  So basically, I did exactly what the pattern called for, but I did it in a cotton/lycra instead.

My bottoms are fun.  I've worn these too many times already.  I should probably make them in an easier-to-match fabric so I can wear more just like it.

I hacked the Patterns for Pirates SOS pants into zippered, non-stretch shorts.  They fit like a glove, are super comfy, the perfect inseam, and I want to make so many more.  My summer has officially been made.

What's life without an embarrassing photo of yourself on the internet?

I wanted to make sure that I was truly letting you know that I'm wearing a body suit.  So I pulled my pants down.  Because that's what grown women do.

Here are some links to some stuff. (insert winky kitty face here)
Patterns: Mama Camila by Made for Mermaids | SOS Pants by Patterns for Pirates
Fabric: Stripes from Girl Charlee | Denim from JoAnn Fabrics