It's really starting to heat up here, and although I have Christmas outfits to make, somehow my daughter's swimwear got priority this week. It is a three piece outfit comprising of a bikini top, pants and a rash top. It is gorgeous on, she's going to be one cute beach girl over Summer.
Each item came from a different pattern. The rash top is the "Hang Ten Rash Guard" by Peekaboo Pattern Shop. It was so quick to sew up. I can't imagine buying a rash top again!! Actually, I made two. I made one for my son also. His is plain blue. I didn't photograph his, but I did do some 'fancy' double stitching on the seam lines to give it some interest. It looks cool enough with his board shorts, even if it doesn't have a surf label stuck on the front!
The shirred bikini top is a Japanese pattern from Cucito - 2013 Summer edition. It only goes up to size 90, which I used, even though my daughter is probably the next size up. It is only a rectangle though, so it would be easy enough to grade up next year.
And finally the gorgeous gathered bikini pants. This is a Burda Style pattern, magazine edition 6/2012. I recommend these little pants to anyone, they are just cuteness. The pattern states to finish the leg edges first before sewing the crotch together, but I did it the other way around. It gave alot neater finish. The pattern also has a little triangle bikini top to go with it, but I opted for the more conservative top from Cucito - even though really it is still a bikini, but atleast she has the matching rash top to throw over if modesty prevails !