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Lulu and Celeste Swim Wear Blog Tour

Lulu and Celeste and Sprouting Jube Jube sure know how to throw a blog tour party! Prizes every day AND a huge grandprize! Be sure to he...

Lulu and Celeste and Sprouting Jube Jube sure know how to throw a blog tour party! Prizes every day AND a huge grandprize! Be sure to head over to Lulu and Celeste to read all the details.

Now to get down to the business of sharing my swim post! Before I get started, I received the Boo! Ultimate Swimsuit as part of this tour. All opinions remain my own. All other patterns are either patterns I purchased, or received from another tour (I can't keep them straight anymore).

Now let's get to it. When it comes to summer, my mind always goes to swimsuits. Between swim classes for my kids and amusement parks, we ALL need suits. And 1 suit doesn't even cut it! And if you consider that that means 3 kids and 1 mom times 2, that's 8 suits. Ready to purchase RTW instead?

NO WAY! If you're looking for the fastest possible swimsuit, the Boo Ultimate Suit is for you. The most basic version has only a simple front and back. There is no faster way to sew a suit! But, if you're feeling inspired, then use the color block cut lines OR skirty cut lines and make a fancy suit. Of course with a time crunch of 6 suits in time for their early June swim classes, I went basic.

I actually cheated a bit and fudged the numbers. I used the size that fit my daughter's "trunk" measurement and figured the rest would manage itself. I will say the front did fairly well without adjustments, but I probably should have adjusted the bottom, as her skinny little butt doesn't fill in her suit very well. So if you're going to cheat, don't let the width measurements be more than 1 size different from the size you're making.

Yay for fast girl's suits!

While you've seen 2 suits from me already this summer, the one thing I needed was a cover up. Whether we're walking from the hotel room or the locker room, I always feel awkward just wearing my suit. And I feel a bit silly wrapping a towel around my body. Surely there's a more stylish way. And of course there is. A swim cover up. I know most people care more about covering their legs, but I only care about covering my tummy. I realize that is crazy, but something about my belly button being exposed makes me feel uncomfortable. Unless I'm actually in the water. Then I'm fine.

As you already know, I own Simply By Ti. And while I don't sell swim fabric (right now), I do have the most amazing loose weave fabrics for swim cover ups! I just wanted my swim cover up to offer a little bit of coverage, and this was perfect! Even better, it can be used as a layering piece with my regular clothes too! Pattern is the Patterns for Pirates Pumpkin Spice Dolman. Fabric is here.

Paired with my black and white floral suit, it offers me great coverage and I feel so cute! And if you're wondering, of course I made this swim suit too. It is the SUAT scrundies and a the Patterns for Pirates Sunshine Dress. It was actually a last minute addition when I was inspired Sunday night!

I'm sure I don't need to review the Scrundies since I've talked about them before.

To make the Sunshine Dress into a swimsuit I used my regular size and 2 layers of regular swim fabric. I used the elastic in the underbust method from the Take the Plunge swimsuit and used an 80% of my front bodice width. I also added elastic into the entire neckline. I did NOT stretch the elastic. I just put it there for extra support. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but thankfully it looks great! I did use the gathered front and then the regular lining. I should have used just the lining as the gathers turned out a bit weird. To finish the bottom I added an 8" band (it is folded in half. Once you remove seam allowance, it is 3 1/2" long). This worked great without adjustments and I didn't need to add elastic in the seam.

You will notice that I don't wear the halter neckline tied around my neck. For me, that causes too much neck pain. I instead twist it in the back and then tie under my bust. I'm pretty thin, and I have enough to make a tie, if you are larger than me, you'll need to extend your straps to get the ties to your front.

Whew. I'm so glad I made this swim suit. I feel great, it has decent support (without power mesh) and it is super cute. LOVE all the way.

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Seeing as I'm one of the last stops on the tour, I'm sure you've seen all the posts for my fellow bloggers, but if you haven't, what are you waiting for?! You'll want to see all the swim inspiration.
Monday, June 26
Tuesday, June 27
Wednesday, June 28
Thursday, June 29
Friday, June 30

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  1. These are cute suits. I really need to make my own!

  2. I love the black and white swim, any chance you'll be adding swim to your lineup?

    1. I do want to add swim, but I feel like I'm too late for this season to bring in a lot of it. If we do, it'll be for next Spring.

  3. Fabulous !!!
    Love the cover up 💜💜💜

  4. Fabulous !!!
    Love the cover up 💜💜💜

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  6. I'm so impressed with all that you've whipped up this week!

  7. All look great! And I do the same thing method for halter neck does not like regular halter ties!

  8. I love being able to make kid swimsuits as well. Such a cost-saver!

  9. Love your black and white swimsuit.

  10. Great job! I feel like its totally worth making swimsuits too - they fit so much better than RTW ones!


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