It's swim lesson time. Possibly my favorite time of year. That and Christmas. I get to sit poolside and watch my young flock learn the ways of the water. Pearl and Divine are getting quite good. I wish I could swim as well as they can. My mom said when I was little it always looked like I was drowning when I swam. I'm not sure much has changed.So, my new obsession? Sewing little girl's swimsuits! Pearl's old swimsuit fit her around but not in the length. I usually buy swimsuits the season before, but somehow didn't have a new one for Pearlie this year.
I was at the store and had one in my hands, but a) knew I had some material at home and b) couldn't bring myself to buying any of the hideous colors with their designs and logos.
I went back and forth in my head for a couple of minutes while Clover sat in the cart dropping her shoes for the 27th time that trip, but it would be so easy just to buy something while I'm here, but you'll be mad every time you look at it, but there are so many other things you need to do, but...
I finally decided to put the swimsuit down and walk away. I then forgot all about it until yesterday afternoon when I picked them up from school and remembered. I whipped out the fabric, had Pearl try it on a couple times to make sure it was fitting okay and it was ready by the time swim lessons rolled around!
So quick and easy! The only thing I would change is to line the front portion. Not that it's see-through, but all the swimsuits I've purchased are lined in the front, and it gives it a more sturdy look, especially with the straps that both start in the middle. Originally I was going to have it tie around her neck, but little girls are always moving, going, jumping in and out, so I sewed them to the back to really keep it up.These were the baby dill tracks when I called them over to my chair.
Now I'm thinking of sewing a few more for all the other cute little bodies around here! There was no time to do a tutorial for this one since I was pushing the clock to get it done, but if you want my tutorial from last year go here.