Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Get Ready for Summer with Ellie and Mac

Today is my stop on the Ellie and Mac get ready for summer blog tour. This blog hop was put together by Lo at  The tour is sponsored by who also provided me and the other bloggers with the patterns we used.

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I had a hard time choosing a pattern. There are so many that I liked. I choose the Be Brilliant swimsuit pattern. I made this one for my granddaughter and am planning to make another one for her and then  a couple for the other two granddaughters.

This is an easy pattern. The instructions are very well written and easy to follow and understand. 

I did not have swimsuit lining, so I used the same fabric for the lining. I bought my swim fabric at a local store  I like that I can buy it off the bolt or as a flatfold.

There are a couple of features that really appealed to me.  They are the skirt and the swim shorts.

When I gave this swimsuit to my granddaughter she was very excited, and couldn't wait to get pictures done. She then asked her mom if she could wear it the rest of the day.  I am so very glad that she loves it and is very excited to wear it.

Now to find a day to go swimming.   If you like this pattern, hop on over and order it. All patterns are on sale right now.

Please join the other bloggers on this tour. They all have some fun ideas for summer.

Please visit all the wonderful bloggers on the Get Ready for Summer Sewing Patterns Blog Tour for some incredible inspirations.  And enter the giveaway.
  1. May 7th: Seams Sew Lo
  2. May 8th: Tenille's Thread
  3. May 9th: Seams Sew Lo
  4. May 10th: The Sewing Goatherd
  5. May 11th: Aurora Designs Fabrics
  6. May 14th: Our Play Place
  7. May 15th: Momma Can Make It
  8. May 16th: Aurora Designs Fabric
  9. May 17th: QuiltsbyJoann
  10. May 18th: Liviality
  11. May 19th: Momma You Can Make It
  12. May 21st: Margarita on the Ross
  13. May 22nd: Sewing Blue
  14. May 23rd: Kathy's Kwilts and More
  15. May 24th: Momma Newey's Makes
  16. May 25th: Jot Designs USA
  17. May 28th: The Scatty Sewer
  18. May 29th: Granma Texas Sews
  19. May 30th: Fee Bricolo
  20. May 31st: My Sewing Roots
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  1. So adorable! I love the fabric choice too.

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  3. Love this Kathy! Can you tell me about how much it cost for fabric and pattern. I'm wondering if it makes more sense to buy a suit or sew one. Since I have twins I guess the pattern cost is well spent.

    1. Hi Michelle,

      Is this the friend that used to live in my neighborhood? I taught a boy in Primary, had one in scouts, and they were friends with my boys? I miss you and your family.

      To answer your question. I got the fabric for 7.99 per yard. I bought it at Nuttalls, which is where blockbuster used to be. I think I was able to squeeze it out of 1 1/2 yards. I used regular swim fabric to line it with, as I had no swimsuit lining. Krystal found swimsuit lining for a good price on ebay. The pattern is on sale right now for 5.82. I would say make it, because you do get a better quality. I sew because these girls are tall and skinny and I get a much better fit. Their dad is 6'4". Stephen now stands 6'6".

  4. This is a great pattern! Such a lovely swimsuit! I love the fabric choice! Perfect for summer swimsuit!!

  5. This is really cute. Great job!