Monday, August 8, 2011

3 Swimsuits Down for the Count

The kids have been having a blast going from lake to waterpark to beach but the girls' swimsuits are barely hanging on!

They have each managed to render a swimsuit unwearable.  However, only one was a suit I made.

First up, K's one piece from Old Navy. 

The swimsuit fabric is all stretched out and faded...especially in the rear.  See how the fabric is not pulled up tight like it should be?  I'm saving this swimsuit to cut up and use as a pattern base.

Next, the bottoms to one of the Ottobre Tankinis.


The dimples in the fabric are where the spandex has all but disappeared.  Not only is it not stretchy anymore, it's becoming see through.

Lastly, another Old Navy swimsuit. 


It was already faded from a mellow orange to this yellowy-organgey shade.  Then BK wore it to the beach and rolled around in the shorebreak and sand.  The dark specks are sand that has worked it's way into the fabric.  Trust me...it's not coming out no matter whatcha do.

Plus, there was a ton of sand that worked it's way between the front lining and the swimsuit fabric.  I knew we were in trouble when we got ready to go and the crotch of BK's suit was drooping awfully low. 
Yucky!

I guess new swimsuits need to go back onto the to-sew list. 

In actual sewing news, I finished a pair of Oliver + S shorts that have been cut out since early July.

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I used Carolina Chambray in black (even though it looks blue in the picture).  MG was mucho happy with the shorts and wanted to keep wearing them last night after I had her try them on to adjust the elastic in the waist.  This morning the first thing out of her mouth was, "Where are the new shorts?  I want to wear them!"  It always feels good to hear that.:)
4 more weeks of summer vacation and then it's back to school and time to think about fall/winter sewing. 


1 comment:

  1. Now that is a shocking amount of sand where it shouldn't be! Swimsuits get such hard wear, I guess it's not much of a surprise they don't last long. Good thing you can make your own!

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