Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Kwik Sew 2605 - Two-Piece Swimming Suit

My daughter is in the middle of swimming lessons now and her other suit was looking too small, so I made her a new one last week. Kwik Sew 2605 worked well for me the last time, so I used it again, this time making the two-piece version (so much easier for bathroom breaks).

Kwik Sew 2605

I cut a size five and the only change I made was to take it in ½” on each side of the bottom.

Kwik Sew 2605

The racer-back is as nice as I thought it would be - no straps falling off the shoulders. I considered using a double needle for the hems, but went with the triple zigzag instead.

Kwik Sew 2605

Sewing this suit felt pretty putzy while I was doing it - quartering all the elastics and suit openings, getting it all lined up, serging the elastic on, etc.  But, really, it didn’t take very long. It was faster than shopping for a suit, I’m sure.

There are no less than 14 things I would still like to sew for summer.  There isn’t that much summer left and I’m working on some window treatments again now. Soon I’m going to have to decide if I want to sew for summer to the very end, or hang it up and get started on fall.  Tough call.

4 comments:

  1. Very cute suit - I like the racerback.

    I have the same summer sewing dilemma, so I can't give you any advice!

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  2. Cute! Fits her perfectly. I love that pattern. I've made several of the one piece suits for my daughter. I think I'll give the two piece a try.

    We have warm weather thru November so I continue to sew "summer" clothes for a while longer.

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  3. Such a cute suit for a cute little girl!!! I love the fabric you used!!!

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