As you guys know, we are headed down to the hot South here in a few days. I’m worried that my little Alaskan darlings will fry their skin off. To help them (hopefully), I made three water shirts for them to wear. We’ll see if they will actually wear them. They are all made out of nylon swim fabric. I used Jalie 2805 as my base and added the mock turtleneck and used the 3/4 length arms.
I’m in love with this fabric. I used it here when I made a twinny a bathing suit. Unfortunately, it faded like crazy. I’m not sure if it was sun or chlorine. Hopefully this top doesn’t fade like the suit. The blue top was used on my running pants here.
I really like the look and it worked well in 98% of the hems. Every once in a while it would do this skipping business. What’s up? I did change all the needles before I started this because nylon is picky anyway.
This is the one I made for the boy. For the twinnies, I just made the standard size 8 (L, I think? with no modifications). For him, I made the 10 and made it boxier. Instead of going in at the waist and out at the hip, I just cut a straight line from armpit to hip. I’m hoping this will give it a more “boy” shape.
I also made myself a swimsuit too!! I should be able to take pictures tomorrow maybe.