Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Swimsuit Edition Bahama Mama Style

I haven't worn a swimsuit in ages! So maybe I'm getting brave or I realized how much fun I was missing out by not getting in the water with the kids when going to the beach.

Ca fait plusieurs années que je n'ai pas portée de maillot de bain. Soit que de deviens courageuse OU je me suis rendu compte que je pouvais m'amuser beaucoup plus avec les enfants à la plage si je me baignais avec eux. 

I made the Bahama Mama Tankini and Bikini Bottoms by Peek-a-Boo Patterns (affiliate link) which is perfect for a more modest coverage. Let's face it though, I'm in a swimsuit, which shows off a little more than what I normally show when posting on my blog.

Je me suis cousu le Bahama Mama Tankini et Bikini Bottoms de Peek-a-Boo Patterns (lien affilié) et je suis très satisfaite de la couverture un peu plus modeste.  

There are two options for back ties on the tankini top, halter and criss-cross straps. For style and comfort I went with the halter version. Full explanations on how to do the shelf bra and how to add cups are in the pattern tutorial.

Il y a deux options pour les bretelles, attachées au coup ou croisées a l’arrière. Côté confort j'ai décidée d'y aller avec les bretelles attachées au coup. Les explications pour le soutien intégré sont très facile à comprendre.    

Both patterns are separates but that's great because you can mix and match to fit the style you want in the Bahama Mama line, 3 different tops and 2 different style bottoms in the shop to suit your needs. The size range on these patterns is from XXS to XXXL.

Les patrons sont offert séparément mais j’apprécie, J'ai pu faire les choix de haut ou de bas qui me convenais le plus. Les grandeur disponibles sont XXS-XXXL. 

I spent a full afternoon on this project and I'm about ready to make another because it was so easy and I'm so pleased with the fit.

J'ai passée une bonne après-midi a coudre mon maillot et je suis très satisfaite du résultat, je suis même prête à en faire un autre.   

Now, don't forget the other stops on the tour... you'll want to see those, and you'll also want to enter the daily giveaway. We have some pretty amazing sponsors to some pretty awesome prizes but you can't win if you don't enter.

N'oubliez pas d'aller voir les autres billets sur cette tournée et prenez le temps de participer au concours! Il y a plusieurs prix a gagnerd! 

Today's giveaway is sponsored b Call Ajaire for a pattern of choice and Peek-a-boo Patterns (for either patterns or fabric) for a 20$ (USD) gift card.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Two ways to enter: Enter the Grand Prize Rafflecopter, and/or post a swimwear item you’ve sewn on Instagram. Readers can enter more than once on Instagram but must use a different photo/different sewn swim item per entry. (Ie. multiple photos of the same outfit only count as one entry). Items allowed: swimsuits and swim coverups for the entire family (women, men, children). To enter on IG: Post your photo and use the hashtag #TheSwimsuitEditionTour and tag @luluandceleste and @deborahzaleski in your post. Items can only have been sewn since the beginning of June 2017. Closes July 2nd 11:59pm EDT.

Prize: Phat Quarters $25(USD) gift card + Boo Designs $100(AUD) gift card + Sewing by Ti -$20(USD) gift card + Made by Jack's Mum - swim pdf pattern bundle

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here's a list of the full tour schedule. For full giveaway details go check out Lulu & Celeste!

Monday, June 26
Tuesday, June 27
Wednesday, June 28
Thursday, June 29
Friday, June 30

Until next time, xx

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  1. Your swimsuit looks great! Thanks for hosting this tour!

  2. I have been looking for a swim top for myself, this looks perfect. Thank you for sharing.

    --Maggie Bernabe