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?
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
Tuesday, June 27: EYMM | Middle River Studio | SewSophieLynn | Phat Quarters | Call Ajaire
Wednesday, June 28: Simple Life Pattern Company | Sewing By Ti | Auschick Sews | Nu Me Nu You | Swimming in a Sea of Estrogen
Thursday, June 29: Adventures with Bubba and Bug | Musings of a Seamstress | Elli and Nels | Spindle and Seams | Stylin’ Stacy
Friday, June 30: Very Blissful | Stitching and Making | Wild & Wanderful | On Wednesdays We Sew | Fairytale B&T
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