Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Swimsuits With Modest Flair

5.31.2012

Swimsuits With Modest Flair

We're getting ready for swim season around here. I don't know about you, but cute swimsuits don't give me the coverage I'd like. I did some quick touch-ups so I'd feel more comfortable in the water. The aqua suit has great coverage except a very revealing hole in the middle. I added a piece of white swimsuit fabric to cover it up. The brown suit was just a little to low for my taste so I added a white swimsuit fabric ruffle.
And just so you know, this was definitely a quick job. I didn't finish the edges, and I even had a different color bobbin than the top thread.
I also made my son a swim out of some old thrifted swim trunks. Look how short these are!
I kept the pocket detail even though Henry won't use them. (Sorry, you don't get to see his naked torso; it was hard enough just getting these pictures with the shorts thrown over his romper.)
He is so tiny that the pockets wrap around to the back. I though I was making some short shorts for him, but he's such a shorty that they turned out to be the perfect length.
 
He might grown out of the gray swim trunks and his matching rash guard before the summer ends so I made him another set in the next size up. I had some swim suit fabric that looked boyish so I made him a rash guard with a frog applique. He's going to get all the lady babies in his matching speedo/diaper cover!
I still need to iron the frog applique.
Happy swimming!

5 comments:

  1. That little speedo set is SO CUTE! He's gonna break some hearts.

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  2. I've "modest-ified" one of my swimsuits before. It's nice not having the threat of lady spillage.

    Great job!

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  3. Thanks for the tips.
    And the little man's suit is so cute. Thankfully for me I was gifted a couple of cute swimsuits for my little man. But if I hadn't I would totally be making some.

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  4. I love these idea, especially the white ruffle at the top of the swim suit. I, too, am always challenged in the search for modest swim wear.

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