On my Instagram recently, I posted two photos with the a-line skirt I’ve been obsessed with making! First was a cheetah print satin charmeuse skirt, which I first drafted this pattern for. Second, I transformed a curtain panel into an adorable, beachy skirt and added some trim. I used the same pattern for both skirts,... Read More The post How to Make a DIY A-Line Skirt (With Lining) appeared first on Katie Fredrickson.
Kylie Skin & Frankie’s Bikinis inspired me to try dying some fabric after years and years of being too afraid to dye! It turned out pretty well though, so I thought I’d share what I did! Materials: Synthetic dye White swimwear fabric Rubber bands Dye fixative (optional but recommended) Large pot If you want to... Read More The post How to Tie Dye Swimwear Fabric appeared first on Katie Fredrickson.
Swimwear fabric can be confusing, and oftentimes sewers are left confused on what to buy. There are thousands of different fabrics, and tons of different names for what’s essentially the same or similar! Because of this, it can be difficult to cover what exactly defines swimwear fabric. However, I created this guide in an effort... Read More The post 5 Common Elements of Swimwear Fabric appeared first on Katie Fredrickson.
The number one most common question I get… “where do you buy swimwear fabric?” The answer unfortunately isn’t as simple as a trip to JoAnn’s or Hobby Lobby, and it can be hard to find reputable fabric companies that not only sell swimwear fabric, but also sell by-the-yard instead of wholesale. Unless you live in... Read More The post 10 Places to Buy Swimwear Fabric Online appeared first on Katie Fredrickson.
I’ve gotten quite a few requests on how to make scrunch bikini bottoms, and I thought I’d add in some notes for how to make them without having to buy any additional patterns! In this tutorial, I am using an existing bikini bottoms pattern I made, found here, and I’m going to be modifying it... Read More The post How to Make Scrunch Bikini Bottoms (Without Buying a Pattern!) appeared first on Katie Fredrickson.