Oh, my goodness I’m tired.
It’s almost like it’s really late, and I’m really pregnant. Weird.
So here’s the sweet little swimsuit I mentioned the other day. It came together so quickly! Really peeps, swimsuit sewing isn’t NEAR as frightening as you think. Well, at least I haven’t met with disaster yet, and I really have loved my first swimsuit attempt. Ever since then I’ve been itching to try it again, and this time I decided to shoot for something kiddie-sized.
You know those really annoying ads to the side of your email? Oh wait, you all switched to gmail like 5 years ago, and don’t have to deal with that kind of rubbish like I do because I’m too lazy to transfer from Yahoo. Anyway, JCrew frequently has an ad to the side of my email, and mostly it shows the very cute Crewcuts (Jcrew for rich kids). One day it flashed this swimsuit, and I couldn’t resist knocking it off for my gal. Now I know that I can find a cute suit at Target for like $15 or maybe even cheaper, but there’s something so fun about trying to create something more expensive for a fraction of the cost. Actually, there’s just something fun about sewing–have you picked up that vibe yet from me? I like sewing. I don’t really care if it’s easier/cheaper to buy. It’s funner to make. And it is often cheaper.
I got the fabric from Denver Fabrics at $7 a yard, and used maybe a 1/3 yard. Eventually I’ll use the remainder on a suit for me. I used Kwik Sew 3785 (which is really where I dumped my money, because it was like $10 on sale a few months ago), but hopefully it will be worth the investment. It seemed to be a really good pattern.
I referenced Renae at Creative Chicks swimsuit tutorials again, which by the way, speaking of Wealth of Knowledge, is soooooo like SOOOO helpful. She has enough information with photos etc to publish a book, which I would promptly buy. You MUST check it out if your even thinking about sewing your own suit. Really. Tell her I sent you, which might weird her out cause she doesn’t know me, but I feel in my heart that we’re already friends.
When my girlie tried it on she said that she would never take it off, which she didn’t until she changed about 30 minutes later into her suit from last summer. But don’t worry, her little cousin then took a turn sporting it, and it looked great on her too.