Sewing: The Feminist Bathing Suit

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When I tell people that I like to sew my own swimming suits, I tend to get the same reaction of awe and I-could-never-do-anything-like-that self-doubt. Sewing a swimsuit isn’t that hard.¬†Shopping for one is hard. ...

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    1. Kristin H says:

      I you! I’ve been blessed over the last few years to have found success with online swimsuit buying. Hapari and land’s End have served me well. But I’ve always worn board shorts, mainly to cover up my laziness/ crazy amounts of irritated skin from hair removal:) This year, I’ve contemplated making a pair of high waisted, bike short- esque bottoms that fit me perfectly. Thanks for the push to do actually it!

      • Melissa says:

        I hope you’ll post how the shorts go! I feel like there needs to be something better out there than boardshorts. They’re too bulky, especially when they get wet!

    2. Katie says:

      Love this suit, and everything you said about sewing helping to enable body confidence – so true! Really unique design, I love how it looks like a two-piece with a cut-out middle.

    3. Sarah says:

      I love this post! I have frequently wavier between finding a suit on sale that will do and breaking down and making my own. A DIY version definitely scares me, but It may be my solution next year! Thanks for this post.

    Sign Painting Inspired Photo Backdrop

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    Sometimes I enthusiastically say, “Yes!” to a project before understanding the scale. It’s a problem I get myself into constantly.¬†As much as these decisions cost me in time, I benefit in learning new things: new ...

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    1. Melissa says:

      Did you have a picture of just the completed sign? Would you consider releasing it as an image or background for download! I love all the words, It looks great!!

    2. Thank you so much for making this. I was at Alt Summer 2015 (my first Alt!) And the photos I got from this Photo Booth were some of my favorite. It looked spectacular in person as well. Great job! BTW I also benefitted from one of your calligraphy pieces – so thanks for that too. It was a pleasure to see you in action. Take care, Denise

    Sewing with Kids: Felix’s Rockstar Tee

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    I gave Penelope my hand-me-down Bernina Record 830 (she has NO IDEA what she has – those things go for A LOT on ebay). She knows how to do a straight line, but that’s about ...

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    Understated Style: My Momiform

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    Finally I’m getting around to posting some of the many things I’ve made lately. I’ve been busy with projects (some secret and some not so secret) that I haven’t had much time to update this ...

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    1. Adrianna says:

      Really love it! Can’t get over how awesome that fabric is.

    2. Sarah Helene says:

      a FAB t-shirt — and to know fabric cost $1.00! Photo shoot seems professional as different angles & poses! Accessories are spot on! BRAVO, you slammed this! Thanks for sharing! Sarah in Minneapolis

    A Simple Guide to Brush Markers

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    I’ve had so much fun traveling the last few months. It’s been amazing to be able to go to places I’ve never been before (more places to come soon, I just have to complete a ...

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    1. Wow!!! This post knocked me outta the water. You already know my love for brush pens. Thanks for such a great resource… ahem, I’ll be linking to this post in my post this week! ;)

    2. Elaine says:

      Please message me about upcoming classes in Texas! Thank you!!!

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