Another year sewing and another swimsuit sewn up as winter approaches. The Sash Swimsuit by Call Ajaire is totally worth it. And the opportunity to head to the beach in winter is always a fun adventure.
The details on this pattern are just amazing.
There are plenty of options in this pattern - one piece, and tankini versions with all sorts of combinations and ruffle placement options.
This is the handkerchief hem tankini with bikini bottoms (View H). At Miss M's request I included a sash ruffle, extra strap and long sleeve.
In keeping with the 80's vibe, I pulled out some authentic 80's material to whip up this version. When she saw the fabric she declared it to be the bestest material ever.
After making a few swimsuits last year, I launched into this one without the usual fear and trepidation. Being a tankini, getting the right fit was a little easier than a one-piece, although I did make an adjustment for length. This is a size 5 width, with size 6 length.
Even if it's your first time sewing swimwear, there are plenty of tips and guidance to make it pretty pain free. And if you're after some extra support there are extra blog posts to help you with getting the right fit, and extra tips and tricks for sewing swimwear.
After our time taking photos of the Classic Maillot last year, I wasn't sure how keen this little model would be to repeat the process. But she agreed to head down to the pools at the end of the road, and her brother came along for some fun too. The tide was high, so the waves were crashing over the main pool and the baby pool. It was great fun, and no one complained that they were cold.