I love sewing my kids' swimsuits and I don't know what it is about it that makes it so fun and gratifying to me. Maybe because my kids love to swim so my handmade swimsuits get used a lot. Or maybe because they are so cost effective - you can often get 2 or more kids swimsuits from a yard of fabric!
Come to my Facebook page at 11am EST today to catch my third Facebook live video! I'm going to show you the fabric I used for this suit and show you how I adapted a fabric that wasn't meant for swimwear. Plus I'll give you a sneak peek of my soon-to-be revealed Picnic Tote (see below).
Or maybe its because I have more control over the styles they wear... check out how modest this one is! Plus her sun-sensitive skin is protected.
The top was sewn from the Hang Ten Rash Guard Pattern from Peek-a-Boo Patterns. She has really easy and fun swimwear patterns for kids with detailed instructions that make them perfect for beginners too.. This is the second year I've sewn tops from this pattern and I love it.
These full coverage bottoms were sewn from a pattern in Ottobre Design Magazine issue 03/2009. I had never sewn them before and I wasn't sure how much we would like them. But they cover her bum so well (no diving board wedgies!) that I have to give them 2 thumbs up!
Should I give you a sneak peek of the Picnic Tote here too???
Okay... because maybe you already saw it on Instagram. :)
This tote turned out so gorgeous I can hardly stand it! I'm posting a tutorial on Monday... don't miss it!
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.