Swim Makes

Navy & White Stripe Heatwave

Navy & White Stripe Heatwave

Hi All,   I don't know about where you are in the world, but over here in Ontario we are having a heatwave, an unseasonable, late September heatwave. And while my soul is craving cozy sweaters, big scarves and leg warmers, I'm going to roll with the times, and...

[BAW32] : Slice of Paradise

[BAW32] : Slice of Paradise

Hi All! I had to call this one my 'Slice of Paradise', partly because I took these photos in a gorgeous secluded beach in the south of Prince Edward County, that is a paradise, and because this bathing suit is everything I wanted and more! When I first thought about...

[BAW 25] A Floral Tankini for Mom

[BAW 25] A Floral Tankini for Mom

Hi All! It's the big reveal!! It was so strange being behind the camera instead of in front of the camera this time! But I'm so excited with how this tankini turned out, and mom is too!! In case this is your first glimpse of this gorgeous tankini- I did two tutorials...

[BAW23]: Gingham Bikini

[BAW23]: Gingham Bikini

Hi All! It's SWIMWEAR MONTH!!! You know me, this is my favourite, there's nothing better than making swimwear- it's like underwear for outerwear that I can show off to the world (not just online he he)! And I was thinking about what I wanted to make this month and...

[BAW12]: The Cast Away Collection

[BAW12]: The Cast Away Collection

Hi All!! I am so excited for another week of swimwear and to show you more pics of all the swimsuits that I made this month!  As you saw from last week, I made three different style bottoms: The High Waisted, the Boyshort and the Bikini, which to me are all essential...

[BAW 10]: Bikini Time!

[BAW 10]: Bikini Time!

 Hi All! This week I have something super fun! Bikinis! Which is why I'm calling March Bikini Month! Now I do have a super selfish reason for making March Bikini Month- and that's because I'm on a family trip to Grand Cayman right now! I am writing this post with the...

Bra-A-Week: Week 25 & a Bikini for Kristie!

Bra-A-Week: Week 25 & a Bikini for Kristie!

Hi All! This week I have a submission for the Bra-A-Week Challenge!! A bikini I made for my sister Kristie - Happy Birthday Kristie!! 🙂 <3 I made this bikini based off of her measurements, and she is close to a RTW size 34C. She chose this fabric at Ann's ages ago...

Bra-A-Week: Week 23

Bra-A-Week: Week 23

Hi All, Today I have possibly the cutest bathing suit ever! Sorry if this post is a little pic-heavy- but I just love this suit! I attribute these last two suits as a repercussion of too many sporty suits in the weeks before. I just can't keep my girly side in for...

Bra-A-Week: Week 22

Bra-A-Week: Week 22

Hi All! Today I have a very pretty and classy suit! A nice change from all the sportier things I've been doing! I definitely threw a million design elements in this one! It is a one-piece suit with a modesty panel ending right at the hips, ruched in the front with a...

Bra-A-Week: Week 21

Bra-A-Week: Week 21

Hi All! Today I have something super fun and summery!! I used the zig-zag print- and made this 2-piece suit!! I was inspired by my aquafit classes for this on! (Yes, I go to aquafit with my mom and friend, yes we bring the age demographic down by 40 years- But it's SO...

Bra-A-Week: Week 20

Bra-A-Week: Week 20

Hi All!! Can you believe that we've made it to Week 20? How crazy is that! As you know I extend this challenge from the original goal of 3 months, for another 9 weeks until the end of May, until Week 20. But as you also know- I'm having way to much fun with the...

Bra-A-Week: Week 19

Bra-A-Week: Week 19

Hi All! Today I have a very ruffled bikini! Sorry for the late post- things have been SO CRAZY lately! Crazy good, but crazy none the less! I've had so many amazing opportunities come up recently! I'll tell you all about them as soon as I can! But now onto the Week...

Bra-A-Week: Week 18

Bra-A-Week: Week 18

Hi All!! It's Week 18 already! And I was feeling a little retro inspired! You might recognize this fabric from the giveaway options 🙂 I thought since it wasn't chosen that I should make a suit with it! And I haven't made a retro suit in quite a while! My favourite...

Bra-A-Week: Week 17

Bra-A-Week: Week 17

Hi All!! It's bikini time!! It's been feeling like summer here in Ontario and I'm embracing it! I knew I had to do something fun- so I decided to make a fringe bikini in this tie-dye print! It was pretty simple to make- I made the top based on my self-drafted bralette...

GIVEAWAY [CLOSED] & My Survey

GIVEAWAY [CLOSED] & My Survey

Hi All! Today I have something exciting!! a Giveaway! This is the second giveaway I've had on my blog and in honour of my Bra-A-Week challenge and the coming summer time, I thought it would be perfect to give away some swimwear fabric! So, for a prize in this giveaway...

Bra-A-Week: Week 16

Bra-A-Week: Week 16

Hi All!! This week I have some lovely swimwear for you! I call this one my mermaid suit! And I think it's for obvious reasons! This one is another of my self-drafted suits- very simple high waisted bottoms out of this amazing scale-print swimfabric, and the top is a...

Bra-A-Week: Week 15

Bra-A-Week: Week 15

Hi All!! This week I broke the rules of my challenge and I made my weekly project for someone else. But what's a girl to do when her mom has a hot tub party coming up? Make her a cute suit with anchors of course! And naturally all photos must include my beautiful...

Bra-A-Week: Week 14

Bra-A-Week: Week 14

Hi All!! Today I have more California pictures for you! From another swim top I made for my trip!  (Me, the California beach babe, ready for my peeled grape and palm fan!) I made this top using my self-drafted bralette pattern (the one I used for my Canadian Winter...