Thursday, July 9, 2015

Fun In The Sun...Turning 6

Today is a special day, JubeJube turns 6! My little bundle of energy celebrates her birthday with a trip to the beach sporting her new swimcap and swimsuit, both lovingly made by her mama. I used the new free pattern, Peggy's swimcap by Filles a Maman (affiliate link), and the Waikiki swimsuit by Peek-a-Boo patterns (affiliate link).

This is the perfect starter project for you if you've never sewn swimwear, the free pattern by Filles a Maman doesn't demand too much time or fabric. Its also a great opportunity to try out FAM patterns if you haven't had the chance because its free for you to download!

Here is what to expect with Filles a Maman's swimcap pattern:

  • The pattern can be downloaded in French or English
  • Tech drawings included with the step-by-step instructions
  • Sizes 12 months to 14 years included
  • Measurement chart and fabric requirement chart included
  • Layered printing to print out only the sizes you need or want
  • Cutting layout
  • 1/4" seam allowances included

After deciding that I was making this swimcap I needed to make a swimsuit to match the fun retro style of the cap. I went with the Waikiki one piece swimsuit by Peek-a-Boo patterns. Those ruffles on the butt made me giggle and I knew that JubeJube would love them.

Here are some of the details of the Waikiki from Peek-a-Boo:

  • Sizes 3 months to 12 years included
  • Easy to follow instructions with step-by-step photos
  • 3/8" seam allowances included
  • Some pattern pieces need to be self drafted, measurements for those rectangular pieces are provided in a chart
  • Tips for sewing swimsuit fabric

After sewing up these two patterns I've decided I will never buy a swimsuit again for the girls. Both patterns were fun and easy and the outcome is a great fit and an original design.

Happy birthday to you my JubeJube! 

Until next time, xx.

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