Thursday, November 26, 2009

KS 2605 Girls' Swimsuits

First off, let me just say that I have no idea what these poses are about. They are both a bit crazy.

This is KS 2605. Their sizes in the envelope go from 4-7. My girls are three and skinny for their age. I downsized the pattern by one size and it fits really well. The only thing I should have done is increased the length of the torso by about 1/2" My girls are skinny but tall. This red suit is snug but will certainly be fine for January. I plan on making four suits total and giving them to the girls for Christmas. They'll never remember this suit until they open it on Christmas day. Then it'll be a Gift and that will make it exciting.


Here's another Vogue pose. Weirdos.


It is a nicely designed kid suit. The only change I made is to line the entire front of the suit with swimsuit lining.


I really like the racer back on it.



I have the three others cut out and sewn together but, in my wisdom, I only bought enough elastic for two swimsuits. So the other ones are partially put together. When you assembly line items like this they go together really, really fast.

Happy Turkey Day to my US friends!!

13 comments:

Sew4Fun said...

Nice job on the swimsuit. This is the same pattern I used for my daughter for many years. It's a good one!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Very cute girls :)

The swim suit looks great.

Paulette said...

Love the fabric.....got any extra I can buy off of you? ;) I'm hitting Hawaii at the end of February so am interested in making another one - maybe.

AND I really like the new header...

Linda said...

Cute!

Kristine said...

Really, really cute! I've got some summer sundress patterns my daughter's outgrown, if you're interested.

Lola said...

you are very talented! I am a beginner with sewing and I hope to one day become an expert like yourself :) also, the girls are beautiful!

Jacqui said...

Isn't that a great pattern? I made two for DD this past summer. I really love that fabric (and the poses!)

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Sue said...

Cute fabric for the swimsuit. Cute girls too! That is too funny that you say they won't remember the swimsuits until they open their presents, but I suppose they don't have much use for them right now!

kathysews said...

I made suits for my daughter when she was in high school on the swim team. I was disappointed sometimes in how poorly the fabric held up in the chlorine, but always happy with the cost and the result. Those are adorable. We will be on a cruise in Hawaii the last week of Jan and the first week of Feb, will there be anybody left in Alaska??

judy said...

Very cute! Your dd's are looking so much like you!

Echo said...

Hiya - my girls are 3 too and thank heavens they love unwrapping GIFTS almost more than what's in them. LOL. Did you use a 'standard' serger to sew most of these suits? Mine (wonderful new toy that it is) doesn't do coverstitch and I've been a little wary of getting in slippery knits but need new swim suits on my weedy girls too.... It'll be warm warm warm here in NZ soon....

marysews said...

They are not weird; they are unique.

[giggle - you 'neak up on them]