SwimAlong!


Schedule


5/3/2013 Leila -  Inspiration: Vintage look - 1930s

5/8/2013 Katie - Inspiration: Vintage look - 1950s
5/10/2013 Leila - Inspiration: Victorian swimsuits
5/15/2013 Katie - Inspiration: Scuba Chic
5/17/2013 Leila - Inspiration: Geek it out
5/22/2013 Katie - Inspiration: Kid's Stuff
5/24/2013 Katie - Choosing patterns and swim construction resources
5/29/2013 Katie - Choosing fabrics and where to shop
5/31/2013 Katie - Notions and where to get them
6/5/2013 Guest Post! Brooke of CustomStyle - Process Guide for Creating a One of a Kind Suit (published on Leila's blog)
6/7/2013 Leila - Flattering a full bust
6/12/2013 Guest Post! Norma of Orange Lingerie - Lingerie aspects (published on Leila's blog)
6/14/2013 Leila - Swim cups - where to find and how to size
6/19/2013 Guest Post! Sarah of Musing of a Seamstress - Pro tips (published on Katie's blog)
6/21/2013 Guest Post! LadyKatza of Peanut Butter Macrame - Swim Coverup (published on Katie's blog)
6/26/2013 Show and Tell! Let's showcase some of your favorite makes!
6/28/2013 Wrapping up

Resources:


The SwimAlong Flickr group - by invitation only. Comment or contact us for an invitation.

Patterns We Linked
*This is not necessarily an endorsement. We have not tested each of these patterns.
1930's swimwear knitting pattern 1
1930's swimwear knitting pattern 2
1930's Beach Halter Bra Top pattern
A Stitch in Time Vintage knitting book
Mrs Depew Vintage PDF patterns, swimwear from several eras.
Burdastyle Alison swimsuit pattern
Kitschy Coo Pinup Suit tutorial
Ohhh Lulu Lingerie pattern
The Mantua Maker historical patterns
Jalie 3135 wetsuit pattern
Jalie 3134 swimsuit pattern
Closet Case Files Bombshell swimsuit
Hot Patterns FREE Medina Mini Kaftan

Kids

All 4 one Stylish Swimsuit - Sizes 1-5, Sizes 6-16
Peek-A-Boo patterns Sun 'n Fun swimsuit
Jalie Swimwear patterns - boys, girls and adults
Kwik Sew Girls patterns
Kwik Sew Boys patterns
Peek-A-Boo patterns Surf's Up boardshorts
Free Board shorts refashion tutorial
Running with Scissors Euro Swim Trunks pattern
Ottobre Pattern magazine - Order Back Issues here

Places to Shop

*Again, not an endorsement.
Fabric
Spandex World
Spandex House
SpandexByYard.com
Designer Alley Fabrics
Fabric Fairy - Includes boardshort fabrics
RockyWoods Fabrics - Board Shorts fabrics

Notions/Other supplies

Strapworks - Webbing/belting/hardware
ZipperStop - zippers
ThreadArt - Specialty threads like wooly/bulky nylon
SewSassy - All things swimwear and lingerie sewing!
Cleaner's Supply - Selection of thread and bra/swimwear supplies
Bra-maker's Supply - Lingerie & Swimwear supplies in a larger size range
Newark Dressmaker Supply - Elastic and a selection of clasps
Fabric Depot - swimwear notions


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