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In the summer I had the pleasure of traveling to KS Productions in Cleveland, OH to film some segments for It’s Sew Easy! My first segment is airing now in their 1600 series and is all about constructing a bathing suit bottom. Read on to see which BurdaStyle pattern I used and to see the video of my sewing it together…

As Seen on It’s Sew Easy Public Television show

Also special thanks to all their partners including Brother, Shannon Fabrics, Prym Consumer USA, QT Fabrics, Kai Scissors, and especially Coats and Clark for providing me with their amazing Eloflex Thread I used to make these.

Its Sew Easy Bikini Backstage

It’s always fun being behind the camera, and the entire team there was so lovely to work with. I also had a chance to meet other sewists, and Cheryl Sleboda even gave me a ride to the airport when my shuttle failed to show! On the way we talked about everything sewing from Cosplay to funny filming stories.

Step 12

To see all my written and pictured steps visit the show notes page here!

Bikini Pattern

The pattern that I used is our Bikini one from the 07/2018 issue of BurdaStyle magazine. Burda rarely released swim patterns, but when they do it’s a goodie! I love this pattern so much with the gathers and knot like features as it is very figure flattering. Best of all the bottoms are the perfect height – not too high, and not too low.

Its Sew Easy Bikini with Kimono

Luckily I made this suit in the summer so I was able to wear it a couple of times. But I rarely go out in my suit without some sort of cover-up, and here I’m wearing our Fringe Kimono pattern.


To see how the kimono is drafted and sewed together click here as a couple of years ago I made this printed chiffon kimono and filmed the process.

Thanks again to It’s Sew Easy TV for having me, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!

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    Jan 30, 2019, 05.04 PMby Caroline1239

    I saw that you were doing a segment on It’s Sew Easy and have been waiting each week to see the segment (smile).

    Awesome as always!

    Warmly Caroline

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    Jan 20, 2019, 12.33 AMby raeborough

    Is that leg opening elastic have a grip strip on it on one edge of one side? If so, where do I get that? I use gripper elastic on bicycle shorts. But that elastic has grip strips on one whole side with some room on edges for stitching. It works well to keep legs of shorts from riding up while peddling (bike shorts are long to help prevent chaffing – and skin tight for wind resistance, plus padding in seat region). This elastic is sewn on after hemming so that one hole side (on wrong side of hem) touches skin. I’ve never seen it with the grip strip of to one side. This would be great for leg openings in bathing suits. Were do I get this stuff???

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