Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Modest Swimwear! A Blog Tour

I have always hated swimming suits on myself. 
There I said it. 
I dislike how they show most of my body, I dislike how uncomfortable I feel in them.
So....why did I join in on this blog tour?
Because I'm excited to share a modest swimming suit that does not make me feel uncomfortable.

After years of trying different swimming suits--all of them failing in the comfortable-ness (is that even a word?!) department, I decided to make my own.
And, not with an actual swimsuit pattern.
So...that is what I did!
I can now post a picture of myself in a swimsuit on the internet.

Patterns used:
Patterns for Pirate's Layer Me Up Shirt
Fabric is from Marshalls Fabrics in Edmonton.

The Lille I used the sports bra version and then the Layer Me Up is the top shirt. 
For the bottom, I attached both the Leggings and the A-Line Skirt to the yoga waistband. 
I did modify the skirt a little with side panels as the fabric has less stretch than the recommended fabric and it was hard to move in it.
But, I'm thrilled with how it turned out....I can now go swimming in comfort! 

Grand Prize:
Two ways to enter: Enter the Grand Prize Rafflecopter, and/or post a swimwear item you’ve sewn on Instagram. Readers can enter more than once on Instagram but must use a different photo/different sewn swim item per entry. (Ie. multiple photos of the same outfit only count as one entry).
Items allowed: swimsuits and swim coverups for the entire family (women, men, children).
To enter on IG: Post your photo and use the hashtag #SwimsuitEditionTour and tag @luluandceleste and @debzaleski in your post.
Items can only have been sewn since the beginning of June 2017. Closes July 2nd 11:59 pm EDT.

More details here: Instagram Contest

Prize: Phat Quarters $25 (USD) gift card + Boo Designs $100 (AUD) gift card + Sewing by Ti -$20 (USD) gift card + Made by Jack's Mum - swim pdf pattern bundle

And, to win today's giveaway,  5 out of 4 - 1 pattern of choice + Fabric Fairy $30 (USD) gift card enter the rafflecopter below!
Giveaway closes at 11:59 pm EST Wednesday night.

Be sure to check out all the other amazing swimsuits that have been sewn for this tour!


  1. Love your fabric choices! Super cute

  2. Glad you feel comfortable :-)

    --Maggie Bernabe

  3. Great idea! I think I'm going to look through my shirt patterns to find a good swim top pattern.

  4. Love the colors!! And anything that makes you feel good is wonderful!

  5. I love it. I wish I had the nerve to wear any swimsuit. I don't think I could even wear this, but it's closer to any other I have seen!

  6. Looks cute on you! Feeling comfortable is the most important part :)

  7. The colors are really nice. So glad you hve suit that you like and is cute.

  8. I love the idea of using patterns you feel comfortable in to make some thing new, and the fabric choices for this suit are so perfect! This looks so good on you!

  9. The polka dots and aqua are a perfect combination!

  10. Great job. I love your fabric choices

  11. Love those polka dots and that mint together!

  12. What a cool idea! I love the fabric too!


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