Anyway, I found not one but two swimsuit fabrics that the girls liked (isn't sending a picture using your phone very useful?). They were even on clearance! I figured that I would have to wait until more spring/summer fabrics came out. I remember that http://www.fabric.com/ had some beautiful swimsuit fabric last year, so I had been waiting to see what they would have this year.
I need to find a girl's swimsuit pattern I like and get it before I start on this. I also need to check my supplies and make sure I have elastic for this project, but I think it will be fun and one of the few ways to save money when you sew! Here's what I found:
|The top fabric is the real fabric and I got the solid to use as an accent. This was my favorite!|
|Really bright PINK! This was youngest dd's pick because she is on a pink kick right now. I don't think the girls realized how very bright it is based on the picture I sent to them. Oh well! I still think it will make a cute suit.|
Here's the pattern I'll probably use for oldest dd.
More on other sewing later. I've been hard at work on a project which I'll share later.