Monday, March 24, 2014

Flamingo Halter Suit



So, here I am sewing along with Project Run & Play again, even though I am a new mother of a brand new baby girl (will share pics soon) and over three weeks sleep deprived. I can't even manage to do a load of laundry, but when you must sew, you must sew. I've had this flamingo suit in the works now for a couple of months and when I saw the first theme for this season of PR&P was Put Me in The Zoo, this project moved to the front of the queue.



So I have a connection with someone who has a fabric sublimation printer that prints specifically on spandex/swimwear fabric. I love making swimsuits and the thought of designing my own fabric for suits is thrilling! Because I have my swimsuit pattern digitized already, I simply bought this flamingo image off of Shutterstock, and fit it onto my pattern piece on Photoshop how I wanted, then had it printed off! I also printed off the solid coral back piece to match.




Since week three's theme is to design your own fabric, I will be sharing another swimsuit design I have in the works! Hopefully...







How do you mothers of 3+ children get ANYTHING done?

29 comments:

  1. I am so incredibly jealous! That swimsuit is darling and having access to that is AMAZING!!! Can't wait to see the other swimsuit!

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  2. Beyond fabulous! I'm in love sigh he whole thing....flaming, ruffles, polka dots. Double amazing with a newborn. Congrats!

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  3. You made a FLAMINGO SWIMSUIT! So awesome. Oh and I feel like I can't get anything done either...but I can sew because I almost never leave the house and I'd rather not be solely nursing/cleaning/folding laundry ALL day long. ;)

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  4. that printer sounds like the most fun ever! I only have 2 kids and I don't get anything done, so can't imagine how people with more kids do. Awesome swim suit!

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  5. LOVE! Can I please have one for me! Also my daugther would freak out if she had a flamingo swimsuit. That's overly cool! Btw.: Congrats on the baby!

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  6. What a cool way to design fabric. I'd love a swimsuit like that! Very cute style.

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  7. I love love love this swimsuit! The fabric is awesome. And yes, my family will go hungry before I stop sewing...

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  8. Chelise - this is beyond amazing!!!! I love this so much :-). And about the 3+ kids....well I'm not ashamed to admit that we might not have the most clean house ;-)

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  9. This is so cool! I can't wait to see what other swimsuits you come up with.

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  10. Wow, you are a genius! So so cool! and with a new born baby this is basically a miracle, right! Man, my girls would FREAK if they had a bathing suit like that. What about a little production now that you have nothing else to do, ha.

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  11. absolutely love this! really awesome :)

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  12. This is SO fantastic! I love it! And I have one child, and still no time. :)

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  13. Absolutely awesome! Bring on week three so we can see the other suit

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  14. Ummm Whaaaat? Get the heck out of here! It's amazing. AMAZING. You are wonder woman.

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  15. Our flamingo submission was not half as cool as yours! Truly fantastic. But I know what you mean about when you have to sew...it was the themes that got me this season!

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  16. This is absolutely awesome! I knew it was possible to print your own fabric, but I never knew something like this was possible. A totally customised swimsuit - great all over!

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  17. That is so awesome to be able to print on swimsuit material!!! Awesome!

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  18. You're basically living every seamstresses dream being able to print out your own fabric - even if it only pertains to swimwear. This is gorgeous!

    Congratulations on the win. :)

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  19. YAY!!!! You won!!! But of course you did... this bathing suit is fantastic!!!

    Natalie
    XX

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  20. WOW! You're a wonder woman with a new baby & amazing artistically talented. Congratulations!
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  21. Wow, wow, wow. Love the suit. Love the fabric. You should put up both for sale. I'll buy them!

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  22. That is too cute. We just bought our daughter and sons some matching swimsuits with flamingos on them. I am so glad I am a parent not and we can buy them the cutest things. I do not remember this type of variety being on the market when I was a kid or maybe my parents just didn't take us.

    Ceilia @ Chynna Dolls

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