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Throwback Thursday 

Hey beautiful people!

Happy Thursday!

I thought I should stop by to share a relaxing photo since we are nearing the end of the week. Also it’s really nice weather today..not the kind to Jump into a beach cover up at the pool..hahaha but it makes you dream of a time when you could! 😊😎👙👒🍹🍦

Have an awesome Thursday! Until next time!

Blessed

UtaVz

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I am no Swimmer!

But I wear swim suits! 😉  I think I was genuinely inspired to make this swim suit as my vacation was upcoming. One of those overly ambitious sewing moments if you know what I mean. Once again pushing the envelope of sewing by literally “threading”the unknown borders of sewing. However the chosen pattern and I did not see eye to eye. Let’s just say it wasn’t as straight forward as it looks or I couldn’t interpret the “simple instructions” That was very frustrating I must say and I was discouraged to complete this for a moment.

Suit 1

Not sure whether a step was missed or I cut it incorrectly, but something was not working out with the upper bodice. Either way in the end I ended up ditching the instructions and finishing this piece on my own. My way. The wing it way! Of course I wing it within reason of the fit, fashion and the form in which the suit will be worn. It worked well and I was able to salvage the suit despite the unevenness of one strap and the unpadded cups…. i tried guys I really did..

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I didn’t get to wear it on vacation this time round but I am planning on it. I felt very proud of taking this risk in the end. It was worth it. It pretty much influenced me to take step two and try at my own drafted pattern for a swim suit.

Suit 2

Self drafted and inspired by creating a full covered boho printed boy shorts and tankini style swim suit that provided, style, function and fit in one.

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One that a woman would be comfortable wearing and still feel confident. A simple two piece meant to look like a 70s jumper. I made these as a tester for my cousin. I think we can all agree the pictures share the sentiments that she loved it. And I equally loved it too! I would definitely make one of these again. Perfect the pattern by addressing a few tweaks here and there.Overall I felt much happier trying to work out the kinks of this than my previous suit…. I will retry them both.. soon. Summer is not that far away… 🙂

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The sewing chronicles continue… stay tuned.

Wishing you all a Sew-rific week….just keep sewing, just keep sewing.. what do I do I sew sew sew sew….

UtaVZ


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Escaping Winter at the Sewing Machine: The Beach Cover up Tunic!

” Take me away, a sweet escape… take me away to brighter days” Natasha Bedingfield

These two Tunics were made for two friends. I can definitely see me sewing a few more of these for the summer. So cool and also chic.

As mentioned in the previous blog I am escaping the winter blues at my sewing machine. Love the fabric, it was easy to sew and  draped beautiful. It is a sheer mesh type stretch material.( You guys know me and getting these fabric names right) I will enquire more on my next fabric store visit.

Both friends were very happy. And I am too 🙂

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Styled with a Necklace and a belt as another option.

 

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Made a belt to go with this as an alternative for styling…

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Taking it to the machine…. The fabric was so good. Very easy to sew up.

 

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So beautiful….. love how it drapes.

Escaping winter continues. New month, new projects! Stay tuned for more sewing adventures….

Just keep sewing, just keep sewing, what do I do I sewwwwwwwwwwww

Much love

UtaC