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I’m ready for the pool! Super excited to share my finished “bridal bathing suit” and it’s the first garment completely done for my upcoming wedding weekend where there is a pool. This pattern is the perfect one-piece bathing suit, so perfect in fact I whipped up another one immediately after I finished this one. Read on to see more pics of both my swimsuits as well as which pattern I’m “mashing up” next…

July19 Mash Up PATTERN


I think many future swimsuits I make will be using this pattern. The way I blended the size line from 38 at the top to 40 at the hips was good call and this suit fit me perfectly.

July19 Mash Up CLOSE UP


The white stretch lace and limegreen backing work so well together, and I’m so happy with how it turned out. Also love how it perfectly matched my ring too.

July19 Mash Up SUIT


Here is the suit without a cover up! Check out more pictures of the suit here.

July19 Mash Up BK


Speaking of a cover up… these shorts are actually made from a jumpsuit pattern! I cropped the hemline to be shorts, and then cut off the top portion of the jumpsuit above the elastic casing to create a paper bag waist style. These shorts have a crossover front and is just fastened by one snap making it the perfect cover up to put on and take off easily.

July19 Mash Up VARIATION


Since this pattern was such a success, and I had this lovely green ribbed swim tricot from Blackbird Fabrics, I decided to whip up another suit! It is also easier for me to batch sew swimsuits since I already had my coverstitch machine out, and stretch needle on my machine. So I just needed to switch my thread color and I was good to go. This variation I styled with the skirt I made for my Pattern Play column in Sew News Magazine that I further altered to be more summer weather friendly. Really love the look of this suit as a halter top – see more pictures here!

To sew one of these suits for yourself, click the images below to see the tutorial posts:

July19 Mash Up PT 1


July19 Mash Up PT 2


Well now that this suit is done with it’s time to think about which pattern I’m going to “Mash Up” next! Looking at my plan, I think it’s dress time.

July19 Mash Up AUG PLAN


Since I want my Mash Up capsule collection / wardrobe to be pretty wearable I wanted a dress pattern that I could style for day time and is comfortable. So I decided to sew our Elastic Waist Dress, and I’m thinking of doing some print mixing and sewing the sleeves and body in different fabrics. Stay tuned!

Happy Sewing!

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    Aug 11, 2019, 07.37 AMby knitgirl16

    I think the neon green swim suit is youthful and sexy on you and then darker swimsuit is stylish and classy. I love both looks. I have this swim suit pattern with my Burda magazine subscription. I would have never considered this pattern. Thank you for Meg for your inspiration I will have to give it a try.

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    Aug 10, 2019, 10.39 AMby Christine Blumer

    Love it! I made one and immediately wanted to make another as well! So glad you make two!

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    Aug 9, 2019, 10.47 PMby maryanndoherty

    I loved hearing you talk about the bridal suit on the podcast and followed your progress on the blog posts. It looks fabulous and is very flattering on you. The stretch lace overlay is such a nice touch. I’m wowed and inspired by your swimsuit sewing skills. Just might give it a try next spring.

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    Aug 8, 2019, 07.09 PMby Stephanie57

    I love the swimsuit and color is perfect

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    Aug 8, 2019, 05.24 PMby qsogirl

    This suit looks fantastic, Meg! I love the dark green version, too.

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      Aug 8, 2019, 06.35 PMby MegH

      Thank you so much!

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