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How to Make a Bikini Top You Can Wear Two Ways

Katie Fredrickson Uncategorized

Hey everyone! In today’s post I’m going showing you how to make one of my personal favorite tops I’ve ever designed. It can be worn two ways and even 4 ways if you choose to use two different fabrics and make it reversible! Today we are using our usual materials: I have swimwear fabric, a...

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How to Make Swimwear Straps (With or Without a Serger!)

Katie Fredrickson Swimwear

Welcome back to the blog everyone! In today’s post & video I’m going to be showing you guys how to make swimwear straps. I’ve made straps in most of my tutorials, but I still get a lot of questions so I thought I would do a more in-depth how-to, including the tools I use as...

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How to Make a Skirt From a Pair of Thrift Shop Jeans

Katie Fredrickson Uncategorized

Skirts rarely ever fit me. In fact, I’ve given up on buying fitted skirts off-the-rack completely. To feed my skirt obsession, I’ve made it a habit to buy thrift store jeans (or bermuda shorts) and make them into custom, fitted skirts. I use a similar tailoring technique to the one I show in this video....

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DIY Reversible Strappy Bottoms || Lucy Bottoms (PDF Available)

Katie Fredrickson Sewing Patterns Swimwear

DIY Reversible Strappy Bottoms || Lucy Bottoms (PDF Available)

Today we’re making a pair of strappy, reversible bottoms. These still have a slight v-shape, so they flatter all body types! I have wide hips, and it’s difficult for me to wear bottoms that are strappy or have too  much detail since it draws the eye downward and makes me look bottom heavy. The v-shape...

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DIY Bow Tie One Piece Swimsuit (PDF Pattern Available)

Katie Fredrickson Sewing Patterns

DIY Bow Tie One Piece Swimsuit (PDF Pattern Available)

Hey guys! In today’s post I’m going to be showing you how to make the Carter Onesie from The Brightest Color. This is a popular style that features a bow-tied top with a flattering peek-a-boo in the middle of the suit. This is usually the suit I immediately go for if I want to feel...

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