Summer is Coming!

I wrote this post for the Summer’s Coming Blog Tour hosted and sponsored by 5 out of 4 Patterns. There is a sitewide code for 30% off all patterns at the end of this post and pattern giveaways at various stops on this tour.  


It’s May, which means summer is almost here in the northern hemisphere! It was still a little bit chilly when we went to the creek to take these pictures, but Sweet Pea is still young enough to not be too bothered by a bit of cold water. Childhood is fleeting and I want hers to be as magical as possible.


This year she was finally old enough to really have a say in the fabric choices and she picked out these flowers and purple (because that’s the best color ever) solid from The Fabric Fairy {they have great customer support, by the way!}.

I love two piece tankinis for Sweet Pea because they offer a lot of coverage but make bathroom breaks easy. The girls’ Agility Tank* pairs nicely with the girls’ Riptide Shorties*.


The Agility Tank has a lot of options, so make sure you read the instructions all the way through before you begin. You don’t want to skim over the part that says ‘if you’re doing the —- option, skip to step —‘ part and then have to just restart the whole top because it was a lot to use the seam ripper on… (don’t ask me how I know! lol).


The Riptide Shorties are completely reversible to create a different look with the same suit. Reversible might sound a little daunting, but it really wasn’t. The pattern walks you through everything step by step and there are even some youtube videos if you need more help.


5 Out of 4 is having a week long 30% off sale on all patterns* with the code SUMMERSCOMING, valid through May 11.


Share your summer makes on Instagram with #5oo4Summer! They would love to see what you come up with.

5 out of 4 Patterns Summer’s Coming Blog Tour Schedule

May 7- The Sassy Seamripper | Just Delphine

May 8- Sewing Novice | Octaves of Color

May 9- Manning the Machine | Sweet Mama Sharon

May 10- Sew Sew Ilse | That’s Sew Lily

May 11- Wonderfully Handmade | The Sassy Seamripper

Enter this giveaway for a chance to win the girl’s agility tank or girl’s riptide shorties. Congratulations to our winners Rebekah G and April B!  Thank you all for participating.

~~This post contains affiliate links marked with an asterisk and is sponsored by 5 out of 4 Patterns. I received the Girls’ Agility Tank and Girls’ Riptide Shorties patterns as compensation for this post.~~

See last summer’s swim post here.

5 thoughts on “Summer is Coming!

  1. Joyce Brown says:

    Love the idea of reversible swim bottoms! These would be perfect for my little Grand for our trip to Hawaii this Fall! Thanks for the inspiration with this combo of patterns…


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