I've actually been sewing rather a lot (for me), and had begun a few posts. I think I'll finish those posts and catch up with what I've made this year.
Towards the end of last year (2014), I made more swimsuits for our vacation:
I promised dd the elder that I would not make her another swimsuits. And I haven't. Instead, I sewed some for the much less cranky and infinitely more compliant and friendly, dd the younger. First, we discussed the fabrics we had available:
Then I printed some croquis from the Threads website for her.
|She had a very good time illustrating her ideas!|
The croquis was a lot of fun and very useful for me to follow as I sewed. A prototype was in order though because it had been two years since I made a swimsuit pattern, and at her age kids grow fast. There don't seem to be many swimsuit patterns available so I just sort of used my last pattern as a jumping point and kept drawing and changing and comparing sizing until it seemed right. Then I tried it out in bright pink and some really wild stuff--leftovers from previous suits.
|Wild prototype at the bottom. The blue pieces are mix and match separates.|
So there you have it! I've done a bit of catching up from last year--only one post left to do and I can see about 2015!