I don't have as many of the 'big girl' suits made, but I really like how they all came out.
I decided I actually liked the fit of the 6/7 on Ella better than the 5 and passed a bunch of Ella's down to Lucy. Lucy lives in swimsuits in the summer time, anyways.
This heart fabric came from Wal-Mart ages ago. It was $1 a yard and I bought 2 yards- which makes a ton of swimsuits. Score! I made Lucy this one a couple summers ago with it. Sophie wears it now.
The 'big girl' sized pattern has two options on the bodice. A gathered, lined bodice like shown above (which I really, really like even though I was unsure about it) and a flat front like the (1-5) sizes.
Here is one with the flat front. I love it, too.
It gives you another totally different look, just by changing the smallest thing.
That's what I really love about this pattern.
I changed the skirt to a circle skirt after some trial and error with the a line skirt. I found that little girls in the older ages have much more booty and I couldn't get the a line right.
I borrowed a neighbor so that I could make another size.
She was so excited to get a new suit and model for me. What a cutie pie, huh?!
They loved modeling together, too.
You should have heard Ella giving her pointers, like she's an old pro... but I guess she kind of is.
I got the purple and pink palm trees fabric from spandex world for dirt cheap in the clearance section. I don't see it there anymore, though.
Here's another skirted version, with a ruffle this time.
I just realized that all these swimsuits have purple. That's weird. Purple is my least favorite color, but I still like all those suits...
but not as much as this one.
It's my FAVORITE!!!!
This is the retro view. How cute, right?
I got the cherries fabric from Girl Charlee and the red and white polka dot from spandex world.
Gasp.... swoon! I just love this one so much.
It was the last suit I made and I fully lined it, since it was white.
I will show you guys how to do that sometime in the future. I took all the pictures to do a tutorial while I did it. So, I just need to write it up.
Ella loves this one, too.
Even though she was pretty tired of modeling at the end of the month.
We had to play around a LOT to get some good shots.
We've been playing around on ipiccy.com this morning, too.
Check out some of these fun effects they have and it's all FREE! I don't miss picnik like I thought I would.
Very old photo~ I like this one...
My favorite~ rainbow.
Hey! Did you see that I was in the YCMT.com newsletter yesterday.
eeeee!!! It's time for a celebration!
I think I'll make some cookies or cupcakes... or both today.
I got a bunch of new swimsuit fabrics from The Fabric Fairy this week, too.
I think I'm gonna make this suit into a tankini for Boo's.
How could this child need more suits, you say?
Well, they're not all for her.
I outfitted the whole family and some friends. :)
Plus, who can have too many swimming suits? Not me. I've been wearing the same one since I got pregnant with William- yes. He's almost 9. Yes, it's a maternity suit. ha!
I guess I should learn how to draft patterns for women... somehow I don't think that'd be as fun.
But definitely neccessary.
Maybe I should buy myself a new suit for celebration?... trying on swimsuits? or cookies?....
Maybe I'll get a new suit in an even 10 years.
Maybe I'll be thinner and get a regular one, not a maternity one.
We can always hope.