It's pool (and sprinkler) season, after all. So I'm testing the waters of swimsuit sewing, which it turns out, is actually no harder than any other stretch sewing project. I'm using this free pattern from Prudent Baby, which I found on Pinterest:
But, as you can see, I made the pattern (a size 5) much bigger for my solidly built almost-six-year-old:
I slashed the pattern and spread it an inch at the waist and vertically too. I then used my French curve to redraft the leg hole, side seam and neckline.
The tutorial at Prudent Baby is very easy to follow. I love the little ruffle:
Also: I love any chance to use a twin needle:
The other thing I am really excited about is these matching swim caps I'm making to go with each suit:
My daughter takes swimming lessons now and pool rules stipulate a swim cap must be worn in the water at all times. It's hard to find small kid-size swim caps though, so the one she has (an adult size) slips off her head every time.
So what's on your sewing table this weekend? Ever made a bathing suit? What's your fave swimsuit pattern?