Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Grow With You Maternity Swimsuit

5.27.2011

Grow With You Maternity Swimsuit

This swimsuit is what I made for the Color Your Summer Contest. It made it to the top 11
Anyway, it's a maternity swimsuit that grows as you grow in your pregnancy.
I've posted the tutorials for them: 
When I think of summer, I think of a beautiful blue sky and swimming. My very favorite color is the color of the summer sky, and I was actually able to find two swimsuit fabrics the color of the sky. One a clear blue, the other had splotches of white like when there is splotches of clouds. Right now I am 20 weeks pregnant so I was worried I wouldn't be able to get to swim this summer until I thought of making a swimsuit that will grow as I grow.
My dad took these pictures near his stream in his backyard. The weather hasn't been good enough to really go swimming anywhere.
How the swimsuit works. There is a tie at the front bottom that you can untie and let out the gathers. I stuck some fabric in and let out some gathers to show how it grows. Isn't it great?
I can't wait to go swimming!

14 comments:

  1. That is an amazing swim suit! I would LOVE to see a tutorial!

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  2. Heather this is awesome!! There would be such a market for this suit. Def do a tutorial or just sell it :)

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  3. This is so cool! I wanted a swimsuit this go around (baby #3), but didn't want to spend a bunch of money to buy one. Especially since I would really only be able to use it for 2 months or so. But this style would look good for a post baby body, which is what I will have for the next year. Please do a tutorial and pattern! Super awesome!

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  4. Yours was my favorite. Brilliant! And such cute fabric on top! ;)

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  5. YES PLEASE!! Would LOOOOVE to see the tutorial. Thank you.

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  6. UM WOW! You are amazing. You should try out for Project Runway! Seriously, so good, and I love the color!

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  7. Genius! I love this! You should sell it! I think you could make a lot of pregnant women happy and feel cute while swimming!

    By the way, congrats on the boy! I tried commenting, but wouldn't work. Boys are so fun! You are going to make a great mom!

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  8. You definately should have won, this is by far one of your best projects, at least the ones that I've seen. It looks so lovely and modern, and what a creative and flattering way to let it grow with you. Congratulations on 20 weeks! :) You have to email me ideas for something I can make for your little one.

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  9. Love love love your blog! Wish followers tab was showing! :) I will have to remember to come here!

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  10. Fabulous swim suit! WOW. My hat's off to you.

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  11. This is great in every way except for the strings dangling at your privates. I think it would have been better to have the strings at the top.

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  12. Love this suit! I had a hard time finding a nice suit when swam 4-5 times a week when I was pregnant. For some reason the market is flooded with maternity bikini's. Wish I had seen this last June. :)

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  13. Lovely suit! I wish I had seen this last June. I sawm 4-5 times a week when I was pregnant and had a hard time finding a nice suit. For some reason the market is flooded with maternity bikini's. Your's also looks like it would still look good after you have your baby, you can adjust the belly to fit the shrinking belly. :)

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  14. I know this is a little late getting in here, but is it easy to change the tie so that it's at the top instead of the bottom? Your swimsuit is so wonderful, but to me a tie at the bottom seems a little awkward.

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