Thursday, 5 September 2019

#24200 Stinger Bodysuit Tester Roundup



The Stinger Bodysuit makes the perfect garment for sun protection this summer.  It will also keep your little swimmer warmer in the water longer.  

It is a comfortable, skirted bodysuit with the option of sleeveless, short , 3/4 or long sleeves.

This is a complete outfit for a day out where there is water such as, waterparks, swimming in the pool or a day out at the lake or beach.

PDF Pattern contains girls sizes 1-14.

Fabrics for this release have been sponsored by the Fabrics by Missy Rose


https://missyrose-preorder.com.au/








Fabric and Notion Requirements:
  
50% 4 way stretch knit fabric blend containing Lycra/elastane/spandex.

Chunky Plastic Zip - 5mm Width - Open or Closed End  
Video tutorials to shorten zip from the the top or the bottom included.

Magic Tape or “Sew Easy”  Wash Away Quilters Tape 
(Dissolvable) 1/4”-5/16” or 6mm-8mm

Leghole and Armhole Elastic 3/8” or 10mm 

Crop Top and Swim Pant Turnover Waist 3/4” or 20mm

Crop Top and Swim Pant Waistband Elastic 1” or 25mm

It is a 71 page pattern. 43 Pages make up the instructions, 28 pages make up the tiled pattern pieces which can be printed and taped together using US 8.5" x 11" letter and/or A4 paper.  

Large scale paper options have been included in a combination of A0 and A1 format.  

Pages 13-15 include layout diagrams, pattern number and pages to print charts for all pattern pieces.  The pattern also includes cutting charts for all rectangular pattern pieces.

All pattern pieces are computer generated, color coded and layered so you can choose to print the actual sizes you require.

To make a Stinger Bodysuit all it takes is one step further than making a plain swimsuit.  The Zip!  You need not be afraid of inserting a zip.  You just need to get hold of some wash away tape.  Using this tape to hold the zip it will make sewing the zip a breeze.  If you join our Facebook Sewing Group you will see a post, with this picture, where members have shared where they get their tape or zips from.  There are many places online where you can buy Wash Away Tape from and have it sent right to your door.  

We have found zips in both Spotlight and Lincraft and some of these stores carry the tape also.  In the instructions of the pattern there are video links showing you how to shorten your zips if too long and another to help you sew the zip into your garment, using the wash away tape.


While you are here please browse through all of our tester lovely makes.  I hope you will see something that will inspire you to want to make your own.





























Thursday, 6 June 2019

Ladies Zip-It Good Rashie Set Tester Round Up

☀️ Sew by Pattern Pieces Zip-It Rashie Set ☀️




Ladies pattern features include;
💦 Zip Front Closure,
☀️ Plain or Frilled Hem,
💦 Fitted Body,
☀️ Flutter, Puff, Short, 3/4, Long Sleeve Options.
💦 Swim Pant,
☀️ Leggings with 5 length Options.

FABRIC AND NOTIONS
💦 50% 4 way stretch knit fabric blend containing Lycra/elastane/spandex; 
☀️ 50cm or 19 5/8" Chunky Plastic Zip - 5mm Width - Open End; 
💦 Magic Tape or “Sew Easy”  Wash Away Quilters Tape.  6mm - 8mm or 1/4” - 5/16”;
☀️ Elastic 3/8” or 10mm (Pant) 1” 25mm (Legging);
💦 Clear Elastic 1/4” or 6mm (For Rashie Frilled Hem).

This pattern comes in a wide range of sizes; but the most exciting detail is that it comes with front pattern pieces especially made for cup sizes A through G. 
AU 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
US 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
EU 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52

It is a 110 page pattern. 50 Pages make up the instructions, 60 pages make up the tiled pattern pieces which can be printed and taped together using US 8.5" x 11" letter and/or A4 paper.  

Large scale paper options have been included in a combination of A0 and A1 format.  

Pages 17-20 include layout diagrams, pattern number and pages to print charts for all pattern pieces.  The pattern also includes cutting charts for all rectangular pattern pieces.

All pattern pieces are computer generated, color coded and layered so you can choose to print the actual sizes you require.

The lovely testers that helped me to test the 3 patterns for this Set, stuck with me for over three weeks.  Firstly, we tested the Swim Pant and Leggings in 5 lengths.  I will always be very thankful for the effort testers go to, to help a designer sew and check the fit of the patterns, look over and give suggestions to the instructions and then help promote the new styles on social media.

These are a few of the lovely versions of bottoms that our fabulous testers made.







In the weeks to follow we tested the rashies and wow what an array of gorgeous results we had.  What I love about making my own rashie is being able to use such gorgeous fabrics that are available on the market.  I cannot understand why we need to settle for plain black, white and navy when we visit the stores.  

To make a rashie all it takes is one step further than making a t'shirt.  The Zip!  You need not be afraid of inserting a zip.  You just need to get hold of some wash away tape.  Using this tape to hold the zip it will make sewing the zip a breeze.  If you join our group you will see a post with this picture where members have shared where they get their tape from.  There are many places online where you can buy it and have it sent right to your door.  In the pattern there are two video links.  One to help you shorten your zip if it is too long and another to help you sew it into your garment using the wash away tape to hold it.


Next, the zips.  They are also easy to get hold of to sew your garment.  In Australia, both Spotlight and Lincraft have a great selection.  The zips used are just a standard 50cm or 19 5/8" open ended chunky 5mm or 1/4" zips. Have a search online if you cannot purchase from your closet store.

While you are here please browse through all of our tester lovely makes.  I hope you will see something that will inspire you to want to make your own.



















One of my long time testers Alison, had a brain wave and decided to try out the band from our Glamour Swirl Skirt on the Swim Pants.  They look awesome and were able to be added to the pants with no adjustments necessary to the band or pant.  She just popped them straight on.  

You can find the free file to this pattern in the "Files" section of our Group.  If you choose to join this is the link SEW by Pattern Pieces Sewing Circle
One of the most beautiful times of our lives is being able to breastfeed and this can be difficult when you are near the water.  One of our testers remedied this with the use of her Ladies Zip-It Good Rashie.  How cool is this?  The zip front allows the ability to breastfeed while in your swimsuit.


If you are in love with the makes you have seen and wish to make a Mummy and Me version you are also able to purchase the pattern as a bundle.  Yes we have this exact same pattern in girls sizes.  From size 1-14 youth.  Here are some fun pics of Mum's with their little ones in pieces from the Girls version of the Zip-It Good Rashie Set.






Don't forget you also can add a fun frill to your rashie.  It looks so adorable!

New Release Ladies Zip-It Good Rashie Set is currently 10% off until Sunday 09/06/19. 
💦Code for 10% off ladies single pattern is ZIPIT10





If you purchase the ladies and girls bundle both patterns are 10% off. No code needed.