Thursday, May 22, 2014

DIY Swimsuit Tutorial w/ Mimi G

Hi Darlings,

I am so excited about this sew along because I have been meaning to make a swimsuit since last year and I just never got around to it. When Michael Levine asked me what we were doing for May I immediately said SWIMSUIT, and since they have such a great selection of swimwear fabrics they were just as excited as I was! The tutorial is a modification using McCall Pattern 5400

I made one in a full cheetah print and I made the second swimsuit with coordinating fabrics. I have listed the Cheetah fabric HERE, the Floral HERE and the Stripes HERE. You can view SWIMWEAR PRINTS HERE and SOLIDS HERE. Make sure to use my coupon code for a little savings "MIMI10" You can also get the McCall Pattern HERE. Additional tools needed: Jersey Ballpoint Needles HERE (used when sewing with stretchy fabrics) French Curve (optional) HERE 









21 comments:

  1. Is there anything you can't make? Awesome work....

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  2. That is the cutest swimsuit I've ever seen. I love that you have different bottoms.

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  3. Where did you get the table that you are using to cut your fabric on?

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    1. I wrote about it here ;-)
      http://www.mimigstyle.com/2013/03/my-perfect-diy-cutting-table.html

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    2. oh nooo. the page is gone. do you have it any where else?

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  4. Looks good Mimi (as always)

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  5. Love them both...beautiful!

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  6. Great demo. Another way to do it would be to use tracing paper for making any changes, and to keep the original pattern pieces in good shape for when you use it again. :D

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  7. Would you be willing to do a diy on panties and bras?

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  8. Thanks Mimi and Michael Levine's! That was the easiest tutorial for a swimsuit and I've been sewing for years. Thanks again.

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  9. I've watched the tutorial and I am wondering, what fabric is used for the lining? I think I may have missed that information. Is it sold with the featured fabrics? I am not able to locate it. Thanks! :-) I am so excited that I have come across your FB page!

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  10. Mimi, what kind of sewing machine is that?

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  11. Mimi that the french curve you used is different from the one that is linked which do you think is better for a beginner?

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  12. Love the swimsuit and the fabric

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  13. OMG Mimi! :) I love this one! I will so be making these... Just a little bit late for this year... However... I can have them done for sure on time for Spring 2015! Yay! I have 3 daughters that would love this suit! Thank you so much!

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