Sunday, March 28, 2010

Swimming Anyone?

Hot off the presses, here is one of the two swimsuits I just finished up! This suit shown here is Kwik Sew 3165. I made it in the size 4 with many alterations to reduce the chest, waist and hips! (Size 4 was the smallest size the pattern comes in...). My dd is 4, but she only weighs 28 lbs and is a very petite little thing, hence many alterations to get patterns to fit her.

This suit has an attached skirt that covers up most of the bottoms. I made the bottoms out of a contrast coordinating material. You can see them peeking out in this side shot.

When she isn't running all around the skirt hangs just so you can't see the bottoms. The fit came out great. I always completely line my swimsuit bottoms (pet peeve of mine to see swimsuits creeping into little places they shouldn't be....or showing stuff that shouldn't be shown). Completely lining them gives the added bonus of hiding all the serged seams between the lining and the fabric to give a nice finished inside look. I lined the top front but not the back. I probably didn't have to line the top, but I made my older dd a suit last year where I decided not to line the top and every time she wears it, I wish I had lined it! So, lesson learned and I line the top front piece. I purchased both of these fabrics from Chez Ami. (If you have never visited over there, go now and see the cute kids fabrics you can buy!) All in all, I am very happy with this new suit!
I also finished my older dd's suit, but I haven't got her to put it on yet. I used a different pattern, but the same fabric, so it has a different look to it! Stay tuned. BTW, if you were following my rants about using my stash and not buying more fabric, you'll be happy to know I came to my senses and purchased a whole bunch more fabric and few more patterns!! :P Yep, absolutely no control....
Posted by Picasa

9 comments:

Steph said...

Super cute! Did you line it with the same fabric? I want to sew my daughter a suit this year, but I'm afraid. lol. She is turning 5, but also very petite.

judy said...

I line it with a thick swimsuit lining material.

Renee said...

I love that swimming suit - great fit! I also really like the site you linked to for fabric. I'll be using that in the future - thanks!

mermaids said...

adorable! kiddie swim suits that don't fit are a pet peeve of mine too. your dd's suit looks perfect

Tanya said...

So cute, love the fabric. I nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger award.

Julia said...

How cute is that!!!

Peachy said...

Oh, I love this swimsuit. I really like the Kwik Sew swimsuit patterns.
The suit looks fabulous on your lil girl.
She's a cutie patootie!
Peachy

김성수 said...

Esther would say your blonde child is cute, but like you said, your daughter is very petite. Petite means small; on the short side.

김성수 said...

@Steph
that means your daughter is the shortest in the room, but being small is not wrong.