Saturday, October 23, 2010

Handmade Children's Swimwear

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.....


Kate said...

I love that last line!
I saw a pattern for cute swimwear in a book in a shop in the city last week but I have NO idea where or what now. Shame. I think you are onto a great thing though.

The Moerks said...

Please don't pee your pants, think of the floor! I can see why you are so excited though they are so sweet. You are definitely on the right track. Keep going.