I am fairly new to the blogging community, and I am AMAZED at how many creative blogs are out there! I enjoy seeing what others are doing and getting inspired to try a new project. I recently saw this fantastic idea, from Kim at A Girl and a Glue Gun. Kim has great photos and a great tutorial, so go check it out!
Since my first sewing project turned out to be a success, I thought I would try another one. Morgan received this hand me down bathing suit, and while it says it is a 3T--and she only wears 24 months or 2T!--it was just not fitting right. When I saw Kimbo's (she calls herself that, I am not being rude!) great idea, I thought I would give it a try.
I started by taking a pair of Mo's bathing suit bottoms to find where I wanted to make my cut. Then I just made a cut straight across the suit. (It look angled in the photo because the way the suit is laying, but it is actually a pretty straight cut. Mostly.)
Next I pinned the top and bottom. Confession: Since I am not great at sewing, I like my pins to be able to run right through the machine. I am not coordinated enough yet to pull the pin out before it gets to the presser foot!
I don't know if there is a better way to sew "in the round", or if this is what everyone does, but my cousin recently told me that if I removed the arm of my sewing machine it would make sewing in the round easier/possible! Thanks, Veronica! Now I will actually be able to use my sewing machine to hem things!
This particualr suit had a lining that was very slippery, and my great pinning job didn't help. However, I just refolded the parts that got "missed" and sewed them again. (I know some of you are absolutely CRINGING right now, but you gotta start somewhere!)
I added a small strip of elastic in the front and the back, and the end result was a two piece bathing suit! It was raining the day I made this, so I didn't get a pool shot, but Mo doesn't seem to mind! That girl will model anywhere!
What a little ham!
I pray you are enjoying your summer! Our's is going by so fast! Take time to enjoy the Son today!