Wednesday 26 September 2012

Stretchy sewing

There has been lots of lycra on the machine lately, as all the girls seem to have grown out of their bathers and are in need of new ones.

We are spending a week of the school holidays somewhere warmer than home and that of course means swimming for my little fish!

This bunch of lycra is from Rathdowne Fabric and Remnants (the blue solid, dot, stripe and red with gold dot) and The Remnant Warehouse in Sydney (pink with white dot).

Each piece of lycra from Rathdowne cost me less than $9 and from each piece I will get 4-5 swimsuits.
Good value I think, don't you!

These are a mix of two Kwik Sew patterns and a singlet pattern from Sewing Clothes Kids Love.

I'll be back with some shots of them 'in action' at a later date.

I hope you are finding time to put your feet up these school holidays, and perhaps getting some sewing in.


Jane said...

Karen, they are fantastic, that is so inspiring. And amazing value. Have you ever sewn a swimsuit for yourself? I'm thinking I might have to tackle that soon.

Kat McNally said...

Hi Karen, what fabulous bathers! Yay you!
Thanks for being a part of Blogtoberfest, hosted by Cathy aka {tinniegirl} last year. Thought you might be interested to know that we're running it again in 2012. You can find all the info at:
And we're kicking off this Monday! Would love to see you there.
Kat xxx

ARTwendy ... said...

you are such a clever chick yourself! i bet those spots & stripes zoomed about the pool!