We are lucky enough to live across the street from our neighborhood pool, so all summer, as long as the weather cooperates, we are in the pool nearly everyday. S has grown so fast that she has outgrown all her suits from last summer. When I went to check out the selections at the stores, all I could find were bikinis (????!!!) in her size. Besides the fact that I think that bikinis are extremely impractical for active little girls, I feel strongly that little girls should dress like little girls and not like mini-adults or teenagers. So a while ago, I came to the conclusion that I would need to sew up some more modest bathing suits. I started buying swimsuit patterns. Peekaboo Patternshop has a really great selection of modest swimsuits, I bought 2 of them: the Waikiki One-Piece, and the Santa Monica Tankini, both really cute, modest, and age-appropriate patterns for girls.
All this leads to the real point of this post, which is that I got to test a swimsuit pattern for Amy. of Naptime Crafters called the Coco Cay Colorblock Tankini. Its a sporty racerback tankini with two bottom options, a boyshort version and a traditional bikini version.
Girl Charlee, and the solid is from Fashion Fabrics Club.
I also tested the doll version of the tankini, which is included in the pattern. Here is Pretty Sparkle ( S chose that name) in a matching suit, but wearing the boy short bottoms.
Oh happy summer days are here again:).