The people demanded, "we need more scales!" And more scales is what they got! Smoogie Fabrics did a gorgeous round of scales this past fall, and there was so much love for it that Tiffany was requested to run scales again, in new colorways. And WOW, did she deliver! Look at all these gorgeous colorways!
Whether you see mermaids or dragons, you can't deny these are absolutely stunning! I got to sew up too samples: Dark Iridescence and Watermelon (the two pictured farthest to the right on the collage).
I sewed up Watermelon in swim. Smoogie swim is so nice to work with! It's a great material for athletic wear as well as swimwear. For myself, I modified to the George and Ginger Edgy Top.
My modifications: size down one (or two), line with swim lining, reduce the side seam to five inches, and add elastic to the seam of the bottom band. Nothing too crazy-- pretty easy adjustments!
I was also able to sew my sweet niece a swimsuit! It was supposed to be a gymnastics leotard, but let's face it, in the scales, it looks like a mermaid swimsuit. So there we have it. This is the Alley Cat Romper pattern from Lil Luxe Collection. She has sooo many cute girls' patterns; I love her style.
My Dark Iridescence scales are cotton Lycra. I used the Splitsville Top from George and Ginger (I told you I'd be bringing back the Fancy Back Collection!).
Doesn't this print just glow?! I majorly love it. The colors are just as amazing in person. Promise.
I used Onion Skin for the color blocking. I've never used it before, but it has major horizontal stretch and is see-through. It would make the cutest shrug!
Annnd, since I had just enough extra, i also squeaked out a pair of Mama Bear Joggers shorts (Patterns for Pirates).
But I couldn't have mermaid shorts without an appropriate tank to go with it. Luckily, Thread and Grain always has my back and has this lovely Silhouette cut file available. Just add gold HTV, of course.
Well, there you have my round up from my scales fabricsewing! Now, I'm done adulting-- time to go be a mermaid!