I have been searching for handmade girl's bathers or patterns for girls bathers and have had no luck.
If you know of such a pattern on the web please let me know. I'm not after your average lycra onepiece pattern you can buy from shops. I want something with more "je ne sais quoi...."
In the absence of a pattern I decided to make my own. These are attempts four and five of the pants.
The black floral ones fit my four year old and she loves them. I had to come up with a better idea for the edges and at the same time I felt they needed fully lining in the case of paler fabrics.
The blue and green pair were meant to fit my 8 year old. the elastic is a bit tight and they need a little more height in the waist. I think I can fix them by lengthening the crotch panel.
So it's back to the drawing board for me. Once I get the pants right I will be making tops to match. And perhaps I can even manage to make them reversible.
I love them, I am so excited I could pee my pants.....