I selected a 1/2 yard of Bright Navy Pink Yellow and Teal Palm Leaves, 3/4 yard of Red Yellow Coral and Green Tropical Floral, 3/4 yard of Tangerine Orange and White Micro stripe, 1 yard of swim lining, and I purchased a 1/2 yard of Light Tangerine Solid in addition.
Using Photoshop, I sketched up a couple of options with various combos – I had one kid who wanted lemons, another kid who wanted strawberries, and another who wanted bananas. In the end I knew I had to streamline it all so I could fit under the 2 yard limit, but I figure I’ll show all of it to you for your own inspiration!
Lil Luxe Patterns Peach Beach Swimsuit
Boo! Designs Swimmers (Rashie) and Leggings
Patterns for Pirates Hello Sailor Swim Shorts & Jalie Crop Top 3247
For my swimsuit, I used the Patterns for Pirates Hello Sailor Swim Bottoms that I was able to get for free after attending DC Frocktails last month, and the Jalie Crop Top which I hacked with a flounce in the front (I’m a promoter for Jalie and already had the crop top in my collection, so figured I’d just try to modify it rather than buying yet another pattern!).
I measured exactly into the size medium swim bottoms (huzzah! I am rarely ever one size!), and the fit is great for me! The pattern has various options – solid front/back, color blocked front/back, and a side ruching option.
The waistband isn’t supposed to have elastic in it, but I decided to err on the side of caution and add some to it (I used 3/4″ because that’s what I had in my stash).
I did catch one error with this pattern, and that is the back notches aren’t in the right place on the color blocked pieces – so you will want to relocate those notches so they match the solid pieces before you make this pattern.
I really loved the strapping on the back of the crop top and just for fun, did a weaving pattern with them on the back. I knew I wanted a flounce in the front and it actually wasn’t hard to draft one. It is basically just donut with the strap line cut out ( Instructions for adding a flounce over here).
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