Childrenswear: The Flora Swimsuit

I’m just in time to participate in May’s Challenge of Menswear + Children’s Wear! Summer’s just started here in Florida so it’s swimwear sewing time for me.  I’ve been working on a new self-drafted pattern for my daughter Amelie that I think is just adorable!
Flora Skirted Swimsuit, Sew Pomona

Ami just turned 4 last month and has been growing like a weed! She’s been obsessed with wearing the same outfit lately, her purple sparkly swimsuit- plus leggings – almost every day. I’m thrilled that she loves the swimsuit I made her last year but it’s starting to get thread bear and a bit too tight. Time for new swimwear to get her wearing something different. Flora Skirted Swimsuit

My goal with this swimsuit was to make it easy to wear with a rashguard for extra sun coverage but a little more durable for my active little girl. She’s always running, jumping and dancing so this swimsuit gives a bit of added coverage but is still super cute! A skirt is a must since swimwear always doubles as dress up wear for my Ami. :)Flora Skirted Swimsuit

The suit slips on at the waist with boy shorts under an a-line skirt with an elasticized waist and ties in a bow at the back neck. The skirt and shorts can be hemmed like the bumblebee version or serged for finishing like the paisley one. I love the cutout back- so cute and girly but still really sturdy and easy to play in. IMG_1543 IMG_1534

Both fabrics used for this suit are from The Fabric Fairy. Ami’s picks. I love the bumblebee honeycomb print– so fun and graphic- and the paisley is so pretty. The material itself was a dream to work with, soft with a really nice hand. I really love the quality of the prints I’ve ordered from this site. They’re nice and opaque and just feel great. I used about 1/2 yd of fabric for each suit.

Flora Girl's Swimsuit

Flora Girl's swimsuit, Sew Pomona

I’m offering this as a one size (4/5T) pattern with instructions starting tomorrow.  Head on over to my blog Sew Pomona to see more and check back tomorrow on my blog for the Flora Pattern release!

Flora Girl's Skirted Swimsuit

Happy Summer!

11 thoughts on “Childrenswear: The Flora Swimsuit

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    • Thank you! I love swimwear with coverage for sun protection since we’re in Florida. It’s one of the reasons I wanted to make my own pattern. Plus this just layers great with a rashguard while still showing off the suit 🙂

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