Well, today is my turn on the Winterwear Designs Poolside Blog Tour. My stop on the tour is all about swimsuits, specifically girls one piece swimsuits. I love making swimsuits and have made many for my daughter in the last few years. Her favorite by far has been the one piece swimsuit I made her during testing for the Fly Girl racing suit last spring by Winterwear Designs.
This year she is another year older, and while she is still as skinny as last year, she has sprouted up in height which means her favorite polka dotted swimsuit no longer fits. I found this incredible princess swim fabric on destash and thought it would be perfect to replace the beloved one piece. One of my favorite parts about sewing is making practical yet fun pieces for my girl.
I made a straight size 4 for this suit but ended up having to take in the sides of the bottom piece as the entire piece was way too saggy. I likely could have made her a size 3 width like last year and just added in some height. Regardless, the fit is great and it is a dream to swim in. No wedgies, no straps slipping down, and no wardrobe malfunctions.
Because of the sporty fit of this suit, my 5 year old does need some minor assistance getting it on and off. She loves this suit so much and I can honestly say that I will probably make a new one each year as she outgrows the last because it is such a perfect, practical suit for swimming lessons and pool swimming.
Thanks so much for reading. As always, check out some more of my projects on Instagram and don't forget to check out the rest of the tour!
Pull up a lounge chair and a cold drink, and don't miss a single stop on the Poolside Blog Tour:
Jackie Burney for Winter Wear Designs
Meriel of Elli and Nels
Rachel of Violets and Jewels
Laura of Custom Made By Laura
Althea of So Today I Did A Thing
Michelle of Little Heart Threads
Larissa of Connected By a Thread
Lisa of Mabey She Made It
Alyssa of The Sewing Goatherd
Diane of Sewing With D
Lisa for Winter Wear Designs
Livia of Liviality
Patricia of Sew Far North