Pool Side Beach Party Blog Tour

Hello everyone! I am back with some more summer fun for you guys! I know that we are all still sewing furiously for the 4th of July, but let’s not forget that July has the best weather for playing outside in the water! So welcome to my Day 6 post for the Pool Side Beach Party!


I decided to be twice as productive and use a tester that I completed for this blog tour because it turned out so cute I can’t believe it! Making swim suits is not as hard as people may think and after seeing the effect of a custom fit, I don’t think I will ever buy one again! With the Diva’s curvy body shape, it has been an eternal struggle to find a good suit that she is comfortable in and Dad approves of.  This year’s magical pattern is the Classic Maillot Swimsuit that was just released by Designs by Call Ajaire!    This one pattern has so many options it will make your eyes cross and you will find yourself running back to the store for more fabric!

This year, Bug has decided that she needs all 2 piece suits and wants to pick out all of the fabric herself.  So this striped fabric is from Hancock Fabrics (Sadly, I will miss that store) and it is a little thicker than other swimsuit fabrics I have used which makes it easier to sew through.  The pink is left over from previous years swim seasons. I made the tankini top with swim bottoms for her and she was over the moon!

Here in Washington state, there are a ton of playgrounds with spray parks around our house so when the day gets hot, we love to go get a quick splash in!  She was running and playing and nothing moved or slipped!  Success!

I love the little details of this pattern,the flounce in the front is perfect for a pop of color and the skirt of the tank covers enough to be appropriate! The fully lined bottoms fit snugly and she is comfortable in them.

And look at my stripe matching! Pretty proud of myself there!

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Well that is it for me today!  Thank you so much for coming to read my post!  Join the DBCA facebook group for the official release information of the Classic Maillot Swimsuit and all of the other options from this wonderful pattern!  Please show some love and leave me a comment! And don’t forget to see the other wonderful posts from today and other days of this tour!  And the giveaway! Enter to win things!  See you soon!

Coupon Codes:

Modkid https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/modkid (use the code POOLSIDE2016 for 25% of at checkout until July 2nd)

Sew Happily Ever After with the code Poolside16 get 50% off the Nana tote in thier Etsy shop until July 4th (https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappilyLinda)

Also Jennuine Design (one of the prize sponsors) http://www.ajennuinelife.com/shop is having an unrelated sale on selected patterns until June 30th. 40% off with code SATYASEASON

Phat Quarters Free US shipping on orders of $25 or more with code SUMMER25 www.phatquarters.etsy.com

BLAVERRY 15% off with code INDEPENDENCE2016 www.blaverry.com  until July 10th

5 Out 4 Patterns  FIREWORKS2016 for 20% off your purchase now (6/27/2016) through Monday, July 4th, 2016. (Coupon cannot be used on PowerNet fabric) www.5outof4.com

Filles à Maman JULYONETOFIVE for 25% off everything including bundles, the coupon is valid from july 1st ending July 5th midnight EDT http://fillesamaman.net/

Gracious Threads 40% off all patterns with code canadaday2016 Good from July 1st to 8th http://www.graciousthreads.ca/

Mouse House Creations 35% off patterns and ready-to-sell items with code BOOM Good from June 30th to July 6th 11:59pm est http://www.welcometothemousehouse.com/shop

$20 Gift Certificate to Phat Quarters
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Starts at 12am EDT July 2nd ends 12am EDT July 4th. Giveaway winner will be notified by email and will have 72 hours to respond before a new winner is pulled.



15 thoughts on “Pool Side Beach Party Blog Tour

    1. Love the fabric! The design would be prefect for my pre pre teen. She has a long torso and cant fit 1 piece suits. This suit isn’t revealing!++
      The lining also will keep her modest. ☺👍❤

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  1. Bug is adorable in her swimsuit and you should be tickled that she loves it too! I remember my mom making me a similar suit many years ago (made of cotton) and I wore that til it was thread-bare. Super job lining up those stripes. That’s a sign of a talented seamstress! *I will miss Hancock’s too. 😦

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  2. I really like the fit on these bottoms. My daughter has been complaining about her suit riding up all summer. These definitely have good coverage. The stripes are great too!

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