As usual, I'm ignoring the Kids Clothes Week theme and using the motivation to whip up some basics. The pool opens this weekend, and I will be sewing swimwear all week. Of my four children, only Z has enough suits for the summer (though I will be sewing her a pair of bottoms to replace ones that we lost at the beach last summer).
First up was Miss N. She has two suits that fit well and one that is a bit snug. I let her choose her own fabric this year, and she picked out this great honeybee print from The Fabric Fairy. It is a directional fabric, so I had to buy a whole yard, which means that I have enough left for another suit.
I sewed View C of the Cosi Swimsuit. It is a fully-lined size 5 with the top of the bodice extended to the size 7 line. After I sewed it, I ended up taking in the sides to about the width of a 4. But she needs the extra crotch length and booty room of the 5, so I couldn't have just sewn a straight 4.
Even with fully lining the suit, and with the alterations I had to make, this suit took less than three hours to create, from cutting to weaving in ends.