So I am the last stop on the Peek A Boo Pattern Tour!
I had a fun time looking through all of Amy’s patterns when deciding which pattern to sew, and this cute little number jumped out at me.
The Santa Monica Tankini
Gigi needed a new bathing suit and I loved the little butt ruffle on the pattern!
Toddlers + Butt Ruffles = irresistible cuteness.
Totally random info, but we used to live in Santa Monica.
Great beaches and I miss the bike path.
I had a little bit of wide, red striped fabric left over from the strong man costume I made for the play I was working on last month.
As you can see this costume took quite a bit of fabric. I had some big scraps left over and was aching to make something cute like a bathing suit.
Sewing for little kids is a lot more fun and easy than sewing for big, grown actors with hard to fit bodies.
But this actor was a real sweetie.
And the fabric was free!
This was the first time I made a bathing suit and it was quite painless.
The directions were clear and the fit is accurate.
I am itching to make myself one now.
Here are the little ruffles!
If I could get away with it, I’d wear them too.
I made the ruffles two and a half times the width of the bathing suit bottom, longer than the pattern advised. I like really full ruffles.
The ideal standard for a ruffle is usually 2.5 times the width of garment for thicker fabric and three times the width for very thin fabrics.
Ready to wear will often be less, so as to save on fabric costs.
It was a little chilly during this photo shoot.
Poor Gigi is shivering a little.
We threw a sweater on her right after this.
I love that grumpy face!
I have been loving the color combination of aqua and red. It looks so fresh and modern.
If you would like to try making this pattern yourself it is on sale today for only five dollars, 40% off the normal price!
Not only is the Santa Monica Tankini pattern on sale today,
but there is also a giveaway.
One lucky winner will win three patterns of their choice from the Peek a boo Pattern shop.
If you would like to win, visit the shop and come back here to leave a comment saying which three patterns you would choose.
This giveaway will remain open until Sunday, July 29, at 11:00 PM PST.
The winner will be announced Monday, July 30.