Our theme for our March Challenge was Splash into Spring, for which we asked you to make swimwear of any type, colour or fabric. I can’t believe how many of you had never tried making swimwear prior to this month! That’s what a challenge is all about – pushing yourself out of your envelope and trying new things. Here are the entries and descriptions in their own words, in the March Challenge Fashion Show!
“My first swimsuit, easier to sew that I thought. I used the princess tankini pattern and made the top with a built-bra. I also made both the regular and boy short bottoms. Both of the bottoms are fully lined. Love the colour and the feel of the swimsuit fabric.” Love that you have two different bottoms – so practical, Deborah!
Diane poses a good question…“This month I decided to try out the #3107 Triangles and Tangas. The v-shaped waist band on the Miami and the Brazilian scrunch on the Maui are great design features. Will definitely be using both in the future. Used up some of my stash in the process. Does this mean I get to buy more fabric??? “ Yes, we think it does, Diane!
“These are two swimsuits that I made this January for our cruise. Both of them used Pin Up Girl patterns. They even fit well. ” You sound surprised that they fit, Dixie! Well done!
“This is my first ever attempt at making a swim suit. I chose to make a tankini as I love the ease of having a separate top and bottom J and being able to switch out either for a different look. I used the Princess Tankini pattern and altered the neckline to be straight across and had to use a different size for my top, waist and hip area. I used pre-formed bra cups for support and love the finished look on the inside.” We love tankinis, too, Gayle!
“I made this using the guidelines in Beverly’s Craftsy class “Sewing Swimsuits: The Supportive One-Piece.” Obviously, I opted to not include support, mainly because I’ve not yet tackled making a bra and I’m still a bit nervous about it (and I don’t much care for the look of the foam cups on a swimsuit). I did lengthen the torso and color blocked with great success. I need to work on my elastic application as some spots are turning out. I swim a couple times a week so I’m excited to change out my old suit with this one (and make more!).” Great job, Geniene!
“I’ve made 12 Violet Bikini Tops for the Spring Splash Challenge.” I think someone’s making all the sizes so they have fitting samples for clients! Great idea, Jennifer!
Karen writes…”I’d like to enter my cherry blossom-themed swimsuit in this month’s contest.” This is incredible, Karen But would you want to get it wet? lol
Hearty congratulations to all the entrants in our March Challenge Fashion Show. Thank you all for entering! The two winners (picked by Pixie) in our random draw this month were Diane Harold and Sonia Dubuc. They each won a $50 gift certificate from Bra-makers Supply.
Remember, the challenge for April is all about Activewear! So why not Hop to it, and start sewing!
Your Fairy Bra Mother,