Posted by: michelenel | 27 July, 2015

All suited up but no weather to go!…..

Desperately seeking sunshine!  That’s my current frame of mind because the Great British summer seems to have made a very hasty retreat after only a week – a very weak attempt indeed.

With the promise of some lovely weather, a visit from all the family with the grandchildren and a cupboard full of lycra from the Abakhan Secret Sale, it was time to get sewing for my beautiful girls.

I headed off to the internet for a bit of inspiration and found it here at Sewpomona.com.  This is a lovely free design that was probably just the right size for one of my girls and more importantly covered them up a little more and would protect them from the sun.

I printed and cut out the pattern for my 6-year-old but drafted a new pattern for the 2-year-old.  Using the beautiful pineapple lycra I got at the Abakhan sale was irresistible and the edges were bound in fold over elastic from a £1 bag of mixed elastics.  I made a few modifications on construction and within an hour these were completed…..and then inspiration struck….that 1 meter piece of leftover elastic and the swimming costume clasps became a little belt.  This turned a lovely little cozzie into a gorgeous vintage style flapper cozzie…..

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And here one of them is beautifully modelled by Miss P…..

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Thank you Rebecca for the lovely pattern and inspiration!  Now, can you do anything about sending some Florida sunshine our way please?

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Responses

  1. The pattern is so adorable! And the finished product looks very cute ^^

    • Thank you so much. I love it and am about to start stitching another one in a different material in case she is true to her word and wears it every single day of the summer! 😂

      • I wear it too haha!
        Keep it up^^

  2. These are adorable! Love the pineapple print. I’m so glad you liked the pattern! The belt is such a cute addition-love it!:)


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