It is extra work for all of us but absolutely worth it.
It has greatly added to the quality of our life.
However, lots of extra swimming has meant a lot of exposure to the sun.
We have very strict rules of rash vests MUST be worn during the day.
So this KwikSew pattern is amazing.
Tilly started it with this suit and Trixie badly wanted to be 'matching'.
So we did!
I made Trixie the Size 5 as per her chest measurement but we could have done with some length, in the body and the leg.
Not that she has complained.
The sparkly fish scale fabric is from Spotlight and is not actually swimsuit fabric, it's dance but it has held up to chlorine really well.
The knees have rubbed of slightly but our pool has quite a rough concrete edging and I think that may have contributed to it.
I like to make my girls a new PE Kit for our Victorian Holiday
This year, sadly cancelled.
So I made Trixie a lilac suit.
Psst, if anyone asks, its purple, right?
Trixie L O V E S this one!
(And look how much she has grown)!
This is proper swimmers fabric which I purchased in a bulk lot with a mountain of thread (from eBay) a few years back.
Any one is Australia need wooly nylon, I am your girl, my cover stitch doesn't like it.
Trixie is very taken with her 'rainbow' writing which is holding up to the chlorine really well.
I love it!
I always wear it when I have a swim.
I love it too much, I want to wear it to bed.
I like both of them but I really like the mermaid one.
The mermaid is most special in the whole wide world.
I am sad we are not swimming or going to the blow up place (Inflatable World-Ballarat) (Vic Holidays)
I got a wedge-y in the mermaid ones (I knew I needed to add more length)
I like having my picture taken, I like it a lot, I feel fancy
(Trixie then starts singing Fancy, to the tune of 'Shiny' from 'Moana)
This pattern is an absolute ripper!
I was a pleased as punch to track it down (second hand on eBay) in the larger size.
Matilda is covered with moles and I have hammered into her that she will ALWAYS need to be covered up in the sun.
The is an easy sew, lots of pieces but very easy.
I actually sew it on my sewing machine, with a ball point needle, using the stretch knit stitch. I find this a sturdier stitch than my overlocker.
PS How cute is that tummy?
Thank you for reading.... xx Nicole