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Wednesday
Jul202011

One piece, two piece!

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!

Reader Comments (5)

Nice job and she is ADORABLE!!

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLizz Allen

Great job, Holly! Your Mo Mo looks soooooo cute in that little number. Can't wait to see it in action poolside!

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Pittenger

SUPER CUTE Holly! Both the Suit and Mo!

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJustine

of course she is a doll and a genius idea!!

July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Very cute transformation but do be very careful sewing over pins. The best thing to do is simply stop sewing when you get to a pin, remove it, and continue sewing. Even us "seasoned" sewers have to do that at times, especially with slippery fabric.

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July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterViolet

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