If you live in Melbourne or anywhere nearby you will know that it has been a very wet, bleak and grey winter here, so swimwear might seem like an unusual thing to be sewing....
|Dull photos due to dull days! (not the subject matter, the lighting!!)|
All our girls are part-fish I think as they are all very capable swimmers and so regardless of the season Miss G has weekly swimming lessons.
She and Miss L were in need of bathers so I took some of Miss L's old ones and traced and cut around them.
I worried they were too short in the body, and they were so I added the band to the top before adding the straps.
Even after this - they were still a little too short and so got handed down to a very pleased Miss G!
I also did the elastic when the girls were in bed and so it's a little too tight around the legs, these really are not the greatest bathers!!
What ratio do you use for elastic in opening such as the legs here?? 3/4 or 2/3?? I need a formula to record and refer to instead of just having a guess.
I used the leftover piece of strap to make the bow on the front - which usually sits quite nicely but of course I forgot to 'style' it before trying to grab these shots in fading light.
I have some lovely lycra I picked up at Rathdowne Remnants a while back that I can't wait to turn into more bathers.
Maybe I should get some tips from the swimwear queen, Cindy.
I am going to tackle some more in the coming weeks in preparation for school swimming lessons.
Some Kwik Sew ones and also some from various Ottobre editions.
So stay tuned for more...