Long time, no see! I am still here and still sewing though I have not been blogging my makes as much as of late as life has been a bit hectic. Kiddo has just finished Kindergarten and Summer Camp has started. Fridays at summer camp are splash days. They take out tubs of water, hoses, bubbles, water guns and all sorts of wet stuff and run around for a couple of hours. She outgrew her set from last year that I got at Costco. I meant to pick up another but by the time I did they were out un her size, drat. I figured I could make a fabulous one in less time it would take me to find a good fitting one, so I did.
I have a fabulous stash of Swimwear/Activewear fabrics in awesome prints that I got from Mabel Madison. In addition to what she has on her website she does great mystery boxes and prints in the Mabel Madison Modern Makers Facebook group. I let Miss 6 pick a couple from my stash and was pleasantly surprised at the awesome combo she picked out.
Wild colored animal prints are all the rage at the elementary school these days. She grabbed the print and was all “Mom, this is sooooo my style!”
For the rashguard top I used the Hey June Camden Raglan. This is our favorite raglan right now and I already had it printed in her size. Once it was made up I realized it should be a bit slimmer for a rashguard so i took in the side seams about a half inch on each side. I also shortened the length a bit and cut it straight across instead of the normal curved hem.
The bottoms are the Thread Faction 106 Skort. I didn’t make any modifications here except for omitting the hem. This pattern is super versatile and works in just about any fabric. I have cut a few more out in Cotton Lycra, and in Cotton Lycra shorts + Woven skirt combos.
To complete the outfit I made the FREE Oliver + S Bucket hat. The hat is all swim fabric. I wanted it to protect her face from the sun but also be fine getting wet. I made the body of the hat unlined and serged to construct. I lined the brim.
I love how everything turned out. She can play in the water and I don’t have to worry so much as to whether she got her sunscreen all on correctly.
Hope you are all having a fabulous summer!