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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2008 03:13:10 PM »

just go for it, the lining is pretty easy, just like lining a bag if it is a full lining , which you don't really need. and the crotch lining is simple once you under stand the process.
trust me once you start making them you'll wonder what the fuss was all about. Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2008 07:35:56 PM »

just go for it, the lining is pretty easy, just like lining a bag if it is a full lining , which you don't really need. and the crotch lining is simple once you under stand the process.
trust me once you start making them you'll wonder what the fuss was all about. Cheesy


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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2008 01:40:43 PM »

I agree with a prior poster, you don't need a pattern.  Just take one of their underwear to draft the bottom and make a simple halter top for the top piece.  I made my daughter's swim suit last year with some remnants from the fabric store.  I like two pieces because they are easier to get off a potty training 2 year old.  Wink  I'll be making more this year - I got a cute patterned swimsuit fabric again this year.

Here's a link to the suit I made (first post so the forum won't let me show the picture):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kraft/560328209/in/set-72157594269413929/
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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2008 02:00:31 PM »

That's really cute, StacyCK.  What kind of elastic does everyone use for the legs?
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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2008 03:02:33 PM »

There is a special swimwear elastic that you can use - it has a more open weave.
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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2008 06:09:50 AM »

Free pattern for toddler girl swimsuit.  http://panty.hanty.net/swimwear.html
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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2008 06:41:22 PM »

Funda, thanks for the link.  I will def check that out!
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