Sewing Swimsuits - The Gotchies Sew Along

Hi Everyone! Welcome to part 2 - the 123 Mulberry Street Gotchies Sew Along! This is a great way to practice the techniques demonstrated in the prior section as well as learning a few new things. This design has a few hemmed edges, so we will take a look at sewing them with a twin needle to allow for a clean finish and stretch in the seamline. This design also uses flat fold over elastic in a little bit different way than the Free LJ Swimsuit. We will be using the twin needle here as well and the result is fantastic! 

The 18" Gotchies pattern has been revised with a fresh clean look, new instructions, same great pattern. The 14.5" Gotchies is now available as well! You can use this pattern to make swimsuits or cute cotton knit undies! Mix and match fabrics and elastics to create a variety of looks!  


Are you ready to start the sew along? Let's go...


Watch the Gotchies sew along video below:


Patterns Used For this Topic: 

  • LJ Free Swimsuit
  • LJ Rashguard & Swim Shorts
  • 123 Mulberry Street Gotchies (will be used for the part 2 sew-along demonstration) Available for 18" AG, 14.5" WW, and KNC dolls.
  • Patterns found in the Pixie Faire Swim Shop Collection 

Week two task:

  • Get your pattern.
  • Choose your fabric, elastic, and notions.
  • Watch the Sew Along Video. Follow along as we make some super cute Gotchies together!
  • Jump over the SWC Facebook Group for conversation and project sharing.

Still to come:

  • Part 3: Sewing With fold over elastic. Swimsuits made with woven fabrics
  • Part 4: Complete the looks with cover-ups and accessories using a few pattern hack ideas!


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