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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Little Rainbow Sherbet Bathingsuit

A few weeks ago I was browsing through Desert Industries, a local thrift store, and came upon the bathing suits. I was a little dissappointed, when I found none were in Miss Priss's size. Than an idea struck me. Why not re-purpose a bathing suit? I found a suit in a girls size 14. I loved the rainbow colors on it and Miss Priss loved it too. I brought that baby home and got to work that night. Here is what I did to make Miss Priss a new bathing suit for this summer.

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I started out by laying one of Miss Priss's bathing suits 
on top to give me an idea about size.
I also measured her as well.
I like to keep current measurements on my kids. 
This makes late night sewing easier, since I don't have 
them to try things on for me.

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I cut the bathing suit into thirds. 
Eliminating 4 inches from the middle. 
I saved that material to use later.

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I then measured the bottom of Miss Priss's bathing suit.


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I trimed the sides of the bottom and then sewed the sides together.

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I then started working on the top piece.

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I pinned in the sides

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and sewed

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I then pinned both my top and bottom pieces together.

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When Miss Priss tried it on, I realized I needed to add a little bit more material for modesty. I grabbed a stained pink leotard of hers.

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and cut a section off, which would be placed in the front
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I sewed it in place and added a fabric flower to the bathing suit.

I was so worried when she wore this to the spray ground. I was so sure it would fall apart. It was my first time doing a bathing suit, but I am thinking there will be many more in my future. I enjoyed doing this and was so happy to see her splashing around and playing in the water. Her excited face totally makes this Rainbow Sherbet Bathing suit the best.

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Hope you are enjoying warm weather with your littles. 
Have a wonderful day!

8 comments:

  1. You did a great job! Very cute! :)

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  2. This came out great! I was just thinking about this recently-I picked up a speedo racing suit for my 10 yr old that joined swim club and was afraid it was too big-so I was thinking how I could remake it. . . luckily it actually fit.

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  3. LOVE this cute little suit! Keep it up....you almost have me ready to get a cheap machine to start something. Pillows would be easy....

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  4. This is a great re-do! You should be proud of yourself! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. GREAT recycle of that swimsuit! She sure looks happy with it! Great job!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. Wow! What a great recycle! Great job!
    Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  7. would be better without the flesh coloured bit. why does she need that??! she's a child!

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