This pattern is the 'Cole's Corner and Creations Patterns' One 4 All Stylish Swimsuit, and there are several different variation for this one piece swimsuit.The combinations that you can make are many and there's something to suit all tastes.
This was meant to be for Miss A - and despite measuring her and then also adding 1.5 inches to the middle band (the floral section over the pink band) to make them longer, they were still quite snug on her, so Miss L happily inherited them.
For the record I made the 10/12 and will now cut out the 14/16. My girls are very long in the torso and so this often affects the measurements.
This is the Retro view with the flat bodice and finished with a halter neck.
You can add ruffles to the bodice or you can add a skirt with or without a ruffle on the bottom.
The straps can be left loose as a halter neck or crossed at the back or left straight.
The binding has elastic through the middle of it so the fit around the back and the bodice is lovely.
As these were on a white background I again chose to layer a white lycra underneath, baste and treat the pieces like one.
Again all the lycra was from Rathdowne Fabric and Remnants, probably from their remnant bins, and quite possibly on special.
I should also say that a remnant from this store is not a small piece, they are all over 1 metre, which for bathing suits, particularly for children, is plenty.
Here are a couple of modelled pics of the first pair I made, as soon as I got the camera out for her sister she put them on and came out so I am taking that as a success!
The fit on these is great too - she says they are a little too big in the bottoms but I think they are just right.
One more pair to come and I am thinking I might combine the green dots with the bright pink for something fun.
What do you think??
PS - In putting the link to Rathdowne I noticed they have some new fabric in from Seafolly! Now I am tempted to pop in and see what else they have in stock...