Last month I got this beautiful swimsuit fabric from the Fabric Fairy, and as much as I wanted to make myself a suit with it, I knew I had to test out a free little tutorial that was destined to be featured on SewCanShe.com.
So here it is... I am just thrilled that someone came up with a tutorial for such a darling little suit and posted it for free.
And don't worry, this is not one of those tutorials where everything goes wrong. I love how everything went right!
I started with fabric and lining from the Fabric Fairy...
used up some rubber elastic that I bought on ebay a while ago...
and finished the stretchy openings with a zig-zag stitch. Yes, I know I could have done the double needle thing that everyone raves about and then it would look totally professional.
But to me a little sign of home-made-ness here or there says 'my mom made this with love.'
But with all the compliments Cadie got wearing this suit last Friday, no one noticed that it was homemade. :)
The other kids had fun too. Cute story... Cadie was terrified of the waves and refused to go near the waterline
until we saw a dolphin swimming way offshore. So far that I doubt she really saw it when I pointed at it.
But after that she overcame her fear and decided to 'swim with Winter.'
So head on over to SewCanShe.com today to find the tutorial that I used to make this little suit. It's on the 'Kid Love' page. And while you're there enter to win $30 in fabric from our favorite Fabric Fairy!