Monday, May 31, 2010

Sew Beautiful Bikinis

It's rare that a project comes along that makes me stop whatever I'm doing, throw everything else to the wayside and start a new project.
I typically have a running list of stuff to make and make it in that order.
This threw that philosophy out the window!

When I saw this adorable bikini on sewforum... I just HAD to make some! I was so, so excited when Sara offered to send me the pattern. I got it in the mail Saturday afternoon, quickly ran to Hancock's to get some seersucker (which was 40% off- wooo hoooo) and washed it immediately. Yesterday morning I cut them both out, embroidered them, and by 8:00 they were both completely finished.

I am SOOOO thrilled with them. Definitely one of my favorite things of all times!

I love the look of them with the monograms, but you know me. I just couldn't do it.
So, I let the girls pick anything they wanted from my embroidery files. Ella chose this adorable turtle from Lynnie Pinnie. She's been dying for it on something ever since I made this and this towel.

Lucy chose this (Designs by Juju) little sleeping cat that looks like her kitty, Sarafina. I tried to talk her out of it, originally, but now I love it.

I love the back.... oh. So cute.

and some modeling shots. They were both feeling the bikinis.

and in action after the modeling shoot...

and William.... who wants some swim shorts, now....

Happy Memorial Day everyone!


jellaan said...

So cute!!! Love them!! The girls really know how to model!! :-)

Trish said...

I made this swimsuit for my 2yr. old granddaughter for her birthday. One of the cutest things I have EVER made! Also made matching shorts for her to wear with the top.

Debbie said...

Those are so cute!

Elyse said...

I love this swimsuit! As soon as I saw it in SB, I had to find a little girl to make one! I finally made it this weekend and am so excited about giving it to her this week! Love the colors you used.

Julia said...

Oh so cute!!! The swim suits are adorable, but the kids are even more so!

ShirleyC said...

Your little girls just crack me up with their poses, and I do understand about William wanting to be in the picture. My grandbabies are the same way.
I love the swimsuits, and I'm about to make one myself.

Melanie said...

Cute, I would love to make that for my little girl and my neices. I am stationed in Germany and the shipping of the magazine is more than the magazine itself, my hubby would flip if I got it. I may have to try and figure it out or find a comparable pattern, I really want to make this 2 piece!!

Lucy said...

Super cute!

bikini swimsuit