New Pattern! Bandeau Peek Top!

Hello friends,

This past week I created and released a brand new swimwear, photoshoot suit and/or competition bikini top. I called it my Bandeau -Peek- Top because it has a cute little peek-a-boob look. This style would look great on stage for WBFF or IFBB bikini competitions. I cannot wait to see the colors and stonework designs you all create for it. I am sure it will look stunning. This sewing pattern release comes with 6 different sizes, AA-A-B-C-D-DD. Hope you have fun creating this new design and there are definitely more to come but my new releases may come a bit slower as I will be extremely busy after the end of July. Happy sewing!

If you’d like to pick up this style from my store please visit: Bandeau Peek Top

Take care,

Jodi Lane

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Goblin Hats on Paizo.com!

Greetings gamers!

 

Yes, you read the title of this blog correctly! I am so excited to announce that I will be selling my Goblin Hats on Paizo.com once again. This was such a fun venture and I still go to Cons and see people wearing their goblin hats while gaming. What a joy that is for me. Here I am again, with my workshop ready, gearing up to create more hats for Paizo. You can expect to see these at PaizoCon and I am certainly working on getting them to GenCon! I will not be selling these hats individually in my own store, they will only be sold to stores on a wholesale or consignment basis. If you’re interested in wholesale opportunities for hats (yes, I can design other styles, not just goblins) please email me at jlsuits@gmail.com. Soon I will have a downloadable PDF that offers more details but for now, just a quick email works! Check out my Hat Collection for other styles I have done before!

PS– Thank you to Troy and Kelly, my extremely cute models for these hats!

Take care!

Jodi Lane

 

New Pattern! Trimmed Triangle Top!

Available in my Etsy store right now! Trimmed Triangle Top!

This pattern and instruction set has been one of my highest requested so I decided it was time to get it done! This one works great for regular swimwear or competition bikinis. You have many, many options for color combinations with this one, and naturally I absolutely love that! Let your creativity go wild!

As you can see from the photos, this top matches perfectly with the Butterfly Back Bottoms. You can use the bottoms or top for some of my other patterns as well but the edge style on both of these is the same!

This pattern uses a NEW technique that I’ve not taught before in any of my instructions! It is the “edge trim” style you will be learning! The instructions for this style will be completely different than my other patterns. This pattern allows you to use just a standard sewing machine, no serger or other equipment is necessary. While it may be helpful, it’s not required to make beautiful suits with this pattern set! That’s always my goal to simplify the instructions and use the least amount of equipment possible so nearly ANYONE in the world may be successful using my patterns! ;o)

Happy sewing and bring on the bikini season–We will be ready!

Jodi Lane

New Pattern! Butterfly Back Bottom!

Available in my Etsy store right now! Butterfly Back Bottom.

This pattern and instruction set has been one of my highest requested so I decided it was time to get it done! This one works great for regular swimwear or competition bikinis. You have many, many options for color combinations with this one, and naturally I absolutely love that! Let your creativity go wild!

Another request was that I should offer more sizes in each pattern. I definitely did that with this one. Not only because it works as typical swimwear but because everyone wanted it for competition suits as well. So you have access to sizes XXSmall through XXXLarge! And I do intend on creating Plus Size bikini sizes with my future swimwear styles! Stay tuned for those!

This pattern uses a NEW technique that I’ve not taught before in any of my instructions! It is the “edge trim” style you will be learning! The instructions for this style will be completely different than my other patterns. Soon, I will have a top sewing pattern set available that matches this style. This pattern allows you to use just a standard sewing machine, no serger or other equipment is necessary. While it may be helpful, it’s not required to make beautiful suits with this pattern set! That’s always my goal to simplify the instructions and use the least amount of equipment possible so nearly ANYONE in the world may be successful using my patterns! ;o)

Happy sewing and bring on the bikini season–We will be ready!

Jodi Lane

New! Suit Design Guide Book!

Suit Design Guide Book

Hello friends. I wanted to let you know that I have finally been able to finish a project that I wanted to create for the past two years. The sewing patterns have been a true joy for me to create and share with you. I have many of you sharing your sewing success stories with me and it has been a lot of fun joining you for the journey. Keep sending me photos of your work, it inspires me to continue my endeavors.

This book was a project I felt would help many of you be your own suit designer or help your friends create suits as well. There’s nothing more fun than joining competitions along-side friends. That’s how I competed and it made us even closer (Girl, you know who you are and I love you!).

This book will guide you through the process I would take when working with a client. The first part helps you design your suit. That’s the part where you write and sketch it all out, gather materials and plan what you want to create. I discuss fabric choices and how to pick one that is right for you. Then I move on into choosing rhinestones that compliment the suit and how to choose the colors that work well together. I kept each section short and sweet (just like me, haha! Kidding) so that there isn’t just loads of text to weed through. You will get straight to the point on designing your suit. Then the following part of the book explains how to sew and construct the suit. I go through sewing needs and the entire process of rhinestone work. It’s a very simple process that does not involve a lot of steps but it does help you get right to it. You will not need to research methods. I give you all the information you need to finish the suits you desire. I realize the -main- reason many of you will purchase the book is because of the huge assortment of sewing patterns included. I have all of my collections available plus four exclusive styles that I will never sell outside of this book. Those exclusive patterns include my Halter style top, Mini triangle top, Thong back bottom and Swoop Cut Bottom. They’re great styles and will allow you many more options when being your own suit designer!

I really hope you all enjoy the book. I love that I am helping you learn a new skill if this is your first time sewing and/or allowing your creativity to go wild. Please continue to share with me your success stories. Thank you again.

One more thing! I just started offering live chat/phone consultations via Skype if you are in need of one-on-one help with your projects!

Happy sewing,

Jodi Lane