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« on: July 05, 2017 06:49:34 PM »

I have discovered that the bathing suits I have made my daughter over the years have lasted WAY longer than the store-bought ones. For instance, a suit I bought her last year (from Target, so not a high-end place) started to sag in the derrier region after only about 4 or 5 wearings. Meanwhile, she still wears a suit I made her 2 summers ago that looks great and has no sag!!

Guess it shows what using good materials will do for you, huh?

So here are two of this year's three suits (haven't snapped a pic of the third - it's a black and white one-piece version of the red and black one below):

Racerback tankini with polka dotted skirt and polka dots aroud the neck line:

This is a new pattern I got from youcanmakethis.com - it is a pattern for a one-piece suit that I turned into a tankini. I added some length to the top, but not as much as it needed. I think it's cute this way, but I was going for full tummy coverage. Oh well!

Pardon the facelessness - while I think my daughter is gorgeous, I feel a little cautious about posting pics of her online in swimsuits . . .

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017 10:01:20 AM »

Those look excellent, modest, stylish, & well constructed. I'll have to check out that site for patterns, my girl needs a suit that will hold up to a full summer's worth of fun sans the dreaded sag!

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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017 05:07:42 AM »

Those look excellent, modest, stylish, & well constructed. I'll have to check out that site for patterns, my girl needs a suit that will hold up to a full summer's worth of fun sans the dreaded sag!


Here are links to the actual patterns I used:

The black and polka-dot top is actually from a pattern for a tank top, but makes a great swim top:

And here is the pattern for the one-piece, which I made into the red and black tankini:

I added about 2 inches to the length of the middle band, and it still didn't meet the bottoms, so if you want to try making it into a tankini, I'd add lots more! Unless of course, you like the tummy peeking out - I think it's kind of cute, myself!

I used the bottom part of the one-piece (it's made in 3 pieces put together) for the bottoms of both tankinis.

Enjoy!  Smiley

« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017 10:37:36 PM »

Hey guys,

I want to purchase a bathing suit for my 5-year-old daughter. So is there anyone who will suggest me from where I should buy good quality of bathing suit at an affordable price?

Thanks in advance.

Online shopping for baby girl

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