Sunday, May 27, 2012
I'm in love!
Oh the happiness, joy, and rapture, that comes from turning a tube in ten seconds! My fingers are happier and less perforated, too!
Gracie's suit was actually the first I made. Because of Swistle's post a year or two ago about swimsuits for her daughter, I knew that I wanted a tankini so that Gracie could go to the bathroom easily. But, I still wanted it to look like a one piece. If only I'd seen Stef's post over on Girl Inspired a few days earlier!
Santa Monica Sweetheart Tankini. Which, if I manage to score more swimsuit lycra, will be next year's model!
And since I'd made swim suits for everybody else, it didn't seem fair to leave Ricky out. So since I'd seen a pattern recently over on Running with Scissors, the Euro Swim Trunks pattern. It's small enough that I made it out of leftovers--the green came from last year's Vampire Pumpkin costumes, and the gray was a scrap of leftover lining. It was an easy project, too. The thing is, it would have been even faster if I'd just left well enough alone and did it as drafted. But I wanted to do the diagonal color blocked ones, and I wanted the top color to go all the way around. So I redrafted the back pieces, and ended up with this--