Showing posts from April, 2017

Kimmy Snabric

My pool is almost ready to jump into and I'm ready with my new swimsuit I made with this Blue Raspberry Sparkle swim from Kimmy Snabric! There are some beautiful prints in the current preorder - three colors of sparkles, some mermaid scales, and more. All prints are also available on bamboo spandex. It's currently at preorder through May 1st.

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I used the Blue Raspberry Sparkle swim to make a new swimsuit. 

I decided to do a little hacking to the Patterns for Pirates (P4P) Sweetheart Peplum. First I shortened the bodice stop a little under my bust. P4P just hit a huge milestone and have a sale on all patterns - 50ksale gets you 30% off through April 25th! Ch…

577 Custom Fabrics

This is my first time sewing for 577 Custom Fabrics! They are a Canadian custom knit group. The current round is Bravo and open through April 29th.

They print on cotton lycra and french terry. I received the cotton lycra to sew. It's soft and is a great weight.

This is the Dreams Take Flight print. It's a beautiful dream catcher design that's printed diagonally.

I paired the print with cotton lycra solids from Made Whimsy. This is the yellow and dark coral 12 oz cotton lycra solids.

My shirt is the Bodacious Ladies All Sleeve Top (BLAST) from Duck Butt Designs.

I also made a teeny tiny top.

I don't remember what pattern I used - but look how cute and little.

Jaded Threads Shoppe

This is my first time sewing for Jaded Threads Shoppe.  The owner, Maggie, is really sweet and she is very active in many other custom knit groups.

She prints on a 95% cotton/5% spandex base that is a nice heavier weight at 240 gsm. Maggie also prints on PUL for those that make diapers.

This round consists of 4 panels each featuring a cute animal on a watercolor background. Two coordinates are being offered as well - an orange faux sparkle and a watercolor splatter design.

The preorder is open through April 30th. These are the designs. Order HERE.

Maggie sent me the adult panel of the Red Panda.

She also sent me a fat half of the Watercolor Splatter. This print is so pretty all on it's own.

My favorite top to make with an adult panel and a fat half of coordinating fabric is the Koerbs Brothers Stitch DesignHello Hi Lo Top. I would normally make it with sleeves, but figured we will be in the heat of summer soon and this would be super cute to wear to the zoo this summer.

The panel …

Zenith & Quasar Flash Pre-Order 19.5

Zenith & Quasar is running a flash round of some gorgeous floral prints and coordinates that have been run previously. The round includes two gorgeous colorways of a vintage inspired floral print with two classic coordinates - a gingham and a plaid. The round also includes the ever popular watercolor wildflowers.

Here's the lineup of all the prints.

These prints will be available on Swim knit and Athletic Brushed Poly (ABP). The ABP offered this round is a slightly higher weight than what is typically offered, but it has the same beautiful drape, breathability, and moisture wicking, as the normal ABP offered. This heavier weight will ensure that the light colored backgrounds will not have the sheerness sometimes seen with the lighter weight.

The preorder is open from now through April 14th. Order HERE.

I decided now was the perfect time to sew up the teal roses I had from the last printing. I'll be buying more to replenish my stash.

I found a super cute pattern for free on…

Made Whimsy Athletic Knits

Made Whimsy now has a large lineup of poly lycra and nylon lycra athletic knits. These are great for sportswear or everyday wear.

Mandy Pickle, the owner of Made Whimsy, is located in North Texas. She has a great selection of fabric and ships really fast. With her being so close to me, I often get my orders the next day.

She recently sent me some of the new athletic knits to try. I decided to try out a new pattern I recently got from Greenstyle Creations.

I made both the inner and outer tanks of the Jillian Tank. This pattern is amazing and very versatile.

For the inner tank I used the Magenta Soft Touch Moisture Wicking Poly Spandex athletic fabric. This fabric is nice and thick with an SPF rating of 50. It can be used to make swimsuits as well.

It's thick enough and supportive enough that it works great without a bra in this tank.

For the outer Jillian tank I used the Raspberry brushed poly athletic knit. It matches the Magenta Soft Touch perfectly. The brushed poly athletic kn…

Pink Zeppelin Patriotic Round

The patriotic round is open now at Pink Zeppelin Fabrics through April 10th and is being flash printed to ensure you have plenty of time to sew it up. Available on a variety of bases (cotton/Lycra shown here). This is the Red/White/Blue Sparkle Stripe. #RedWhiteandPzSparkles
You can place your orders here: Use codes LAYAWAY and FATHALF; codes apply to whole order, place multiple orders as necessary. Orders are automatically combined. Yvi sent me 1 yard of the Red/White/Blue Sparkle Stripe Cotton Lycra. I knew I wanted to make a top for the summer and had the 4th of July in mind. I really love the sleeveless Sweetheart Peplum from Patterns for Pirates for the summer. I also had an idea that I wanted to try out.
I love the look of the Pink Zeppelin Sparkles - it looks like a glittery/shimmery fabric from a distance - but it's just printed to look that way.

So from the front - there's nothing different about this Sweetheart Peplum from any other.