#getsetsewaugust - Beachwear and Accessories
It's summertime here in the UK 🌞and we thought it only right to celebrate this with a beachwear and accessories #getsetsew for August. For our lovely followers in the southern hemisphere, where it isn't currently summertime, maybe think of this as an opportunity to get ahead of the game for your summer season! 😊
The scope of this month's challenge is wide open. Anything goes, from swim wear, changing robes, beach bags, hats, sunglasses cases, espadrilles, the world of beachwear and accessories really is your oyster! 👙😎👒👜
.The brilliant Foldline have done an amazing round up of swimwear patterns here, including one of my favourites the Vernazza Two Piece Bikini pattern from Friday Pattern Company. Hello Sewing also have a great round up of free sewing patterns for women, men and children and have some great choices. Peppermint Magazine has free patterns for a beach coverup and for a robe that would make perfect beachwear.
There are some gorgeous swimwear fabrics around at the moment from the likes of myfabrics, guthrie-ghani and sew me sunshine. Etsy and Ebay are also good places to look for more unusual designs or cheaper fabrics.
Textile express have a pattern download and video tutorial for making a Toweling Robe and also have a lovely choice of bamboo toweling. Of course you could be super thrifty with this make by using old towels you already have at home!
Sunhats can be a great scrap buster and are fun to make. If you have any Ankara left over from last months #getsetsew then a hat could be a perfect use for this fabric. There are lots of great patterns around and a google search will bring up lots of choices. Two of my favourites are from Elbe Textiles, the wide brimmed Serpentine Hat and the Sorrento Bucket Hat. The Patterns for Pirates Adventure Hat is a free cap pattern that looks fun and a really great scrap buster.
Again a google search for free glasses case sewing patterns will bring up a plethora of choices, from drawstring, to padded, to zipped, to folding. Another great scrap buster and a quick make.
But obviously all these things need to be carried to the beach along with all the other beach paraphernalia....sun cream, bucket and spade, goggles, books.....etc...etc. So why not have a go at making a roomy beach bag to do the job? Those of you who subscribe to any sewing magazines will probably have patterns for beach and tote bags in your own pattern store, but again there are lots of choices online too. A good place to start for lots of choice of free patterns is eknitting stitches who have some great ideas, including an extra large bag and an up-cycle project.
So there's lots of choice and lots of fun to be had with this month's #getsetsew challenge. Don't forget to use the hashtag #getsetsewaugust and post pictures of your makes in the Stitch Sewcial Facebook group and tag us on Instagram @starttostitch we love seeing them.
Have fun with this one and happy summer sewing 🌞
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