Suit Up for Summer 2020 with Raspberry Creek Fabrics

This has been the longest first three months of 2020.  I doubt I am the only one looking forward to summer time.  No better way to cue those summer vibes than diving into some fresh Raspberry Creek CLUB swim prints as a part of the Suit Up for Summer 2020 Tour.



Raspberry Creek swim fabrics have been a staple for my swim wardrobe for the past two years.  However, I have never created a true swim capsule.  My goal this year is to create several pieces to mix and match to suit my every summer mood.

Most of my pieces were created from some of my favorite patterns by the beautiful ladies at Made for Mermaids.  So here she is.  My Summer 2020 Swim Capsule.  Four swim fabrics from RCF (one yard leopard, one yard black, 1/2 yard micro stripe, and 1/2 cactus).  Five pieces (three bottoms and two tops, one of which is reversible!!) made for a total of seven combinations.


As soon as I saw the black and white leopard print, my capsule was born.  The leopard print top is the Naomi swim hack from Made for Mermaids.  The hack can be found on the Made for Mermaids blog here.  Since the Naomi is so strappy, I made the high rise plain front Women’s Roxy bottoms from Made for Mermaids to complete suit combo #1.

But wait! I made the Naomi hack reversible in a solid black swim coordinate.

This is when I feel like I turned into the book “When You Give a Mouse a Cookie” because the black solid swim top lead to me needing solid black swim bottoms.

I have a pair of RTW solid black bottoms with fun ties on the side that is wearing thin.  I used those as an inspiration to create a hacked version of the ruched Women’s Roxy bottoms.  I thought the whole time I was making them that I should photograph the steps, but in the back of my mind I kept thinking it wasn’t going to work! Fortunately, they turned out just like I had planned!


I also loved the black and white micro stripes in the shop and wanted a fun pair of bottoms to coordinate with the black.

Last year, Patterns for Pirates released the Minute Maillot one piece, and I never thought I would wear a high leg suit.  But the high cut line ended up being my favorite.  The micro stripe bottoms are hacked from the Minute Maillot.  It took me a couple of tries to find the right height of the waist before attaching elastic.


To finish out my capsule, I picked the coral green and black cactus print to make a hacked Women’s Jade from M4M.  I love this print!  However, the print will be better showcased when I get some sun this summer.  The hack for this swim top is also on the Made for Mermaids blog here.

And of course the cactus print goes with the solid black bottoms, too!

I had to hold back on creating any more pieces from my scraps as my fingers are crossed that Team Mermaid creates a new swim pattern this summer.  Until then I will be anxiously awaiting summer to put my new swim capsule to work!

Make sure you check out all the other wonderful bloggers on the tour this week to see more of the RCF swim CLUB fabrics highlighted and to get your summer inspiration.




Until next time…sewing and sipping,



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