Friday, June 19, 2015

Bathing Suit for Baby

I just finished a bathing suit for this month's Project Run and Play challenge. I'm posting some photos, without my model because she is sleeping.  I'll do better tomorrow.  Please pardon me.
 (Updated with photos)

The challenge for this month was to take this Frozen Elsa dress pattern and make it or something inspired by it. DIY-Frozen-Elsa-Dress.-Make-your-own-Elsa-dress..super-easy-and-super-cute1-1024x782

We don't need any more Elsa costumes, but I was inspired to make a bathing suit for Lenore using the tutorial to make my top.
Notice I also made the top a sweetheart neckline.  I really wanted it to compliment the scalloped edged bottom.

I wanted sort of a racer back, because trying to put criss cross straps on a baby isn't fun.

But I didn't want the straps to just go over the shoulders, because if one slips off that's not good.

Lenore has already shown a strong desire for being in the water as much as possible.  Carolina was swimming at age 1, and I wouldn't be surprised if Lenore didn't swim her first year too.  She needs something that will not slip off the shoulders.

I wanted scalloped edges, and to make sure they didn't curl up overtime I lined my top with the same gray swimsuit fabric.

I am loving this feature.  The boy short bottoms are scalloped too.  Though they look more like pirate pants on her than the elegant scalloped shorts I had pictured in my mind.  Oh well.

Tomorrow we will get some pictures by the pool.  (After waiting all morning for it to stop raining, we decided pictures in the flower garden would have to do.)

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  1. That is adorable. I can't wait to see her in it!

    1. Thank you Sabrina. I'm just so glad to have it finished. My sweetie has been sick for three weeks, so she wants to be held pretty much 24/7 right now.I almost didn't make it.

    2. Oh my, well best of luck on the voting. Her smile is just to die for!

  2. Very creative adaptation of the frozen princess challenge.
    Deborah @sew much to give

    1. Thank you Deborah. It didn't turn out as I had pictured, but that's part of the fun. Sometimes. Trying to get something finished by the deadline, even if it's different than planned. This was a total Tim Gunn "Make it work" moment. :)