Welcome to the sandy beaches of paradise!! Cassie here, from Lily Shine Boutique, to review the Waikiki Suit by Peekaboo Pattern Shop.
Let's talk Waikiki: One piece suit, front neckline ruffle, halter straps, three adorable bum ruffles, HUGE size range (3 months through 12 years) and sews up quicker than a trip through Target!
Now, I am guessing the fear of swimsuit knits may be holding you back but I assure you- they really aren't all that bad! Under a time crunch, I had to shop local and stumbled upon this adorable swimsuit fabric just perfect for this pattern review. Your two best friends when sewing this pattern will be your sewing needle for knits and clear elastic. Both were super easy to find and even easier to use. The pattern has a great tutorial for sewing with knits and walks you the process of using clear elastic for the leg opening, the front neckline and the straps.
Check out some of the cute details:
This suit sewed up like a dream. When I got to the final step of creating the straps I had to double check the time because it went by so fast! Summer will be here before you know it, so head on out to your local fabric shop or peruse some online stores for the perfect swimsuit knit. The beach is calling!!!