Yes, I know, it is only February, but I don't think it is ever too early to start thinking about swim season. Especially after we just survived a sub-zero week last week here in MN. It is 27 degrees outside this afternoon and we all feel like we are in a heat wave. I actually saw a little boy at the store with his mom and he wasn't wearing a coat. Yeah, we're crazy like that here in the frozen North.
I have two friends having baby girls here soon. And even though this tends to be my standard baby gift, and probably not much of a surprise to anyone who knows me, I don't really care. These little girlie girls will be ready for the pool come June.
I just used my basic baby tank pattern from Kwik Sew. (discontinued pattern 2512--oldie but goodie)
And then added some embellishments.
Front view (size 1T)
Back view--3 rows of ruffles topstitched onto the back.
I just love a little baby ruffle bum!
This one I just added a little flower in front. (size 2T)
Used this tutorial to make the flower.
First time I've done it on a swimsuit and I think I'll be doing it again.
Then finally one more version--basic front with a turquoise ruffle bum.
Can't wait to give them away this week at the baby showers. For one it is for her first and the other it is her 4th, but I think she'll be happy and surprised anyway because this baby is coming after twin boys.