Raspberry Creek Fabrics swim + Jalie, Lowland Kids, and Patterns for Pirates!

Yay summer!! I’m back on one of my favorite recurring blog tours! The RCF swim tour!!

Sewing swimsuits is one of my favorite things, and RCF swim fabric makes it just a little better. It’s thick, not too slippery, and they come up with so many great prints every season!

Here’s a fun challenge. You can choose up to 2 yards total from all the RCF swim prints, basic prints, and solids, and sew up some swimwear for your family! What would you make? That’s the dilemma I sit with every time this tour comes around 🙂

Here’s where I ended up! You’ll notice I have 4 different prints/solids, which means, I was working with a half yard of each! Sweet!

My younger daughter got a suit from Jalie out of pattern 3350. She chose the view, and the fabric. This is the Tropical Floral print, and I love the colors so much! I think this would make super cool board shorts too.

My older daughter got a suit from Patterns for Pirates Siren swim top, and Hello Sailor bottoms. The fit on this is amazing, I love how P4P fits me, and it fits my kids great too! Her fabric is the light blue solid, and Multi Stripe print, which I think look so good together, and also good with the tropical floral too! I can’t wait for actual summer weather, so we can take these out for some action!

I picked my 5 year old to make a suit from the board short material, because I had half a yard, lol! This is the Swim Boardies from Lowland Kids, and they’re so freaking cute! He wore these all day after we took photos, and is wearing them again right now. No water needed. These are the surf boards on board short.

One of the best parts of a blog tour is scouting all the inspiration from the other bloggers, and I love going at the end, so everyone else’s links are live! Plus, there’s sale info below too 🙂







Fabric Fairy

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This is what the Fabric Fairy does well. Athletic fabric, and taking care of it’s customers. And I’m so happy to be a part of their promo team, though I purchase from them regularly, as well as receive promo fabric.

I was able to get this whole coordinating set for my girls out of 3 yards total! I ordered 2 yards of the print, a poly spandex, and 1 yard of the purple dri-fit jersey Lycra. And SCORE, they coordinated perfectly!

I used a smattering of patterns for these, and modified, as I prefer to do when I’m not testing something, to get it exactly how I want.

My oldest is wearing Made for Mermaid’s Jordan hooded tank. I swung out the bottom hem, and made it high-low, and used a binding everywhere instead of bands. I love those touches for a more athletic feel.

And this was my first go at the Clara leggings from Jalie. I didn’t do a great job of getting detail and fit photos, but these leggings are a breeze to sew, and they have no center front seam! Love that.

My younger daughter is wearing a set I’ve made before, and I love it as a workout set. This is the Kyra cross back top from Simple Life Patterns Company, and their Roxie skirted leggings. I love the drop waist on the skirt, so it’s not as bulky at the top, and the added short leggings are great too. I modified the top by lengthening it to shirt length (instead of dress bodice).

She wears the first set I made her like this a long time ago all the time, so I knew this would be a winner!

If you’re in the market for anything swim/performance/athletic, I highly recommend the Fabric Fairy. They’re super quick on turn around time, and have excellent customer service. I’ve purchased a lot of solid interlock, cotton Lycra, and French terry from them too, they have one of the best selection of colors of solids I’ve seen!