Blog — swimwear sewalong

Swimwear Sewalong ~ Cups Completed

Helen Cloke boylston bra foam cup bikini swimwear sewalong

Swimwear Sewalong ~ Cups Completed

Day 6 of the swimwear sewalong and I have two completed cups.

I like how the contrast white binding came out.  I think it lends a nice bit of detail and will match well with the bottoms without being too restrictive should I wish to pair it with something else.

How far did you made it for Day 6 of the #swimwearsewalong?

Read more →


Swimwear Sewalong ~ Cutting Out

Helen Cloke ava briefs boylston bikini swimwear sewalong

Swimwear Sewalong ~ Cutting Out

Day two of the swimwear sewalong and I've managed to cut out my bikini top and bottoms.

How are you getting on with your swimwear sewing?  Have you made it to the cutting out stage or maybe you have powered on to sewing?  When all laid out it always looks like so many pieces to work with but I find it so satisfying that swimwear (and lingerie) can be made with so little fabric.

Read more →


Swimwear Sewalong ~ Pattern Adjustments

Helen Cloke ava briefs boylston bra pattern adjustments swimwear sewalong

Swimwear Sewalong ~ Pattern Adjustments

If you are sewing along using a swimwear specific pattern then happy days, you can just jump right in to cutting out!

If, like me, you are converting bra and underwear patterns then there will be a few changes you may need to make in order to convert them to swimwear.

Read more →


Swimwear Sewalong ~ Materials

Helen Cloke swimwear swimwear fabric swimwear sewalong

Swimwear Sewalong ~ Materials

Sewing your own swimwear is incredibly satisfying.  The ideal result is togs (that's kiwi slang for swimwear to any non New Zealanders reading) that fit perfectly - both your style and your body and that's not always easy to achieve with ready to wear swimwear.

 

Read more →