Pinch me, I think I'm dreaming!!  It is already the 2nd week and June, so that means it's Sew-a-Long time!!!!  If you are asking yourself why we seem to be a week late, well let me explain!  Our lovely SAL friends vote every month for the amazing pattern we are going to choose.  This month, we gave our swimwear patterns as the options, and in order for everyone to feel fully prepared and have time to purchase fabric, we decided on giving you all an extra week!

So, here we are!  How about we get started!  If you've participated in our previous SAL's, you know what today is all about.  If it's your first time with us, WELCOME!!  We are so excited to have each and every one of you.  First things first, did you buy your pattern yet?  Well what are you waiting for?!?!  ALL SWIMWEAR is on sale, so take advantage and pick them all up!! You can never have too many bathing suits, right?!?!

Take a little gander at the pattern once you have purchased it.  Get yourself acquainted with the instructions, especially if you have not sewn swimwear before!  I promise, it's not as hard as you think!!  Make sure you have all your elastics, thread, clips, etc.  You don't want sewing days to start and not have everything you need, so toady is the day to head to the store for all those last minute items.

If you haven't purchased fabric yet, don't worry!  JoAnn Fabrics has a selection of swim knits that are ever changing.  They also carry lining fabric, which reminds me I should probably go pick up more today!!  It's great quality and holds up great in the pool!

I just so happened to have this adorable blue and white dot, and red and white dot swimwear fabric leftover from a suit I made my daughter a few years back!  I thought it would make an adorable Bridgette!  She saw the fabric and got very excited, so I think I picked a winner!

Gather all your supplies and take a photo!  We love to see your creativity so please share with us in the VFT Gathering Place!  As always, we will have a Sew-a-Long PRIZE!!!  More about that tomorrow, so stay tuned!!!  See you back here tomorrow with tape and scissors in hand! 

 

June 12, 2017 by Emily Steiger

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