one-piece swimsuit has lined front, contrast binding, flounces with raw edge, five contrast bows and elastic at upper edge and leg openings Pattern Sizing:
Girl's size 3-10. All sizes in one envelope. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, though I left the bows off. Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were fairly easy. The illustration for the leg openings has a picture of a waistband elastic that doesn't seem to belong there. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I was drawn to it because it was a one-piece style with small adjustable straps and a skirt/ruffle. Probably because it's the kind of style I always wanted when I was a little girl. Fabric Used:
Nylon lycra Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I changed the contrast so that the top of the suit and top layer of skirt were patterned fabric and the solid fabric was the suit bottom and under-layer of skirt. I also left off the bow since the suit seemed perfect without them.
The pattern has the elastic sewn on, then folded under just once so that there is a raw edge. The straps though were cut wide enough for me to fold them under twice so there were no raw edges. If I'd thought about it before I made up the suit I probably would have added a bit to the leg edges so I could have turned them under twice too. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would highly recommend this pattern. The sizing seems just about right, and the pattern is easy to measure in the flat. I will probably make it again in the next size up when my daughter outgrows this one. Conclusion:
I was initially hesitant to use this pattern since I wasn't sure about the sizing for this newer Kwik Sew pattern and wasn't able to find any reviews for it. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.