One Thimble Issue No. 13: BOO Designs The Ultimate Suit

One of my favorite things about moving to Florida has definitely been being so close to the beach.  You can usually find the kids and I there almost everyday during the summer and long into fall.  There is just something about the sound of the waves and the feel of the sand beneath your toes that heals the soul.DSC_1183.jpg 2.jpg

Swimsuits for my little one have been on my list of things to sew since moving.  We wear swimsuits so much I wanted something that will last our long summer season.  The release of One Thimble Issue No. 13  and BOO Designs Ultimate Suit came at the perfect time and of course I couldn’t pass up being a part of the blog tour.


I am so excited to share my creations for the tour.  The BOO Designs Ultimate Suit is such a versatile suit, designed for gymnastics, dance, swimming or fashion.  It includes is a basic suit, spliced suit with 2 optional binding methods and 2 styles of skirt.


For my first suit I made the basic suit with a circle skirt.  I found this fun feather print swimwear fabric at The Fabric Fairy.  If you are looking for unique swimwear fabric they have so many to choose from.  A size four only took about 1/4 yards of fabric so I’m really excited I have some left over to make myself a matching suit for next summer.


If you are like me and have never made a swimsuit before this pattern is perfect for you.  The tutorial is filled with tips and techniques, including different fabric options and seam/hem options to make your suit fit perfectly and look professional.  I love the comprehensive body measurement chart that is included so you can get a truly perfect fit.


I loved how the instructions are laid out, using illustrations for each step.  I chose not to fully line either of my suits, however there are wonderful instructions in the tutorial for doing just that.


My daughter was also in need a new leotard for dance, instead of buying a boring black one from the store that wouldn’t last I thought I’d make one with the Ultimate suit.  I used up the last of my favorite Art Gallery Fleet and Flourish knit.  Since she wears a sheer tutu in class I used the basic suit pattern.  She loved it and couldn’t wait to wear it to dance the next day to show her dance teacher.


I hope you love my makes as much as I loved making them!

Don’t forget to grab the One Thimble magazine before November 14th to receive a bonus gift.

You can also purchase the single pattern here.

Be sure to check out all of these amazingly talented ladies at each stop of the tour!

Tour Schedule

11/10 Pattern Revolution, Beri Bee Designs, The Sew and Tell Project, SewSophieLynn

11/11 Create 3.5, GAAFMACHINE

11/12 Tales of a Tester, Little Cumquat, Call Ajaire

11/13 Happy Okapi, Sunflower Seams, Stitches by Laura

11/14 Made by Sara, Candice Ayala, Filles a Maman

11/15 House of Estrela, Snickerdoodle Stew, Swoodson Says

11/16 The Lady and the Gents, Lulu & Celeste, Pear Berry Lane

11/17 Finn’s Door, Blue Wren Handmade, Once Upon a Sewing Machine, Just Add Fabric

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  1. Stephanie | 13th Nov 16

    I adore the swimsuit, so so cue!

  2. oneradianthome | 14th Nov 16

    I love the pretty dance suit fabric! None of her friends will have anything that unique 🙂

    • Becca Plymale | 14th Nov 16

      Thank you! I had a few of the moms ask where I got it and then ask if I could make one once they found out I made it 🙂

  3. idlesunshine | 14th Nov 16

    Gorgeous fabrics 💘

  4. Jen Kennedy | 14th Nov 16

    These are so different but both so lovely!

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