June 29, 2017

A Wonder Woman Swim Suit & Our Swim Adventures [Swimsuit Edition Blog Tour]

Welcome! I wanted to share this cute little wonder woman inspired swim suit that I made using the Lil Luxe Collection Peach Beach Swim Set. Be sure to scroll to the bottom for today's GIVEAWAY as well as instructions for the GRAND PRIZE.

Summer was approaching so,  I signed my daughter up for swimming lessons and because I'm an anxious planner mom I signed her up in early May to start mid June. Around that same time Lil Luxe Collection was having a sale so I grabbed the Peach Beach Swim Set and I signed up for this very swim suit tour hosted by Lulu & Celeste and Sprouting Jujube Productions to make sure I actually got it done on time. Most often I need a deadline to motivate me to get something finished so this was about perfect. My original plan was to sew at least two swimsuits and buy another so I wouldn't have to wash everyday, not to mention I had like 3 weeks to get them done. At least I thought I did.

We went to Joann Fabrics to pick out her materials and I swear sewing swimwear makes me incredibly unstable. From choosing fabrics to adding my own little touches I'm always surprised that no one gets hurt.

The Peach Beach comes with a classic Maillot version and a two piece version and I love the bow and cut out detail in the front. We went with the two piece to make it public bathroom friendly. The bottoms are supposed to be high waist, but I didn't make them snug enough so hers droop some. It isn't a difficult pattern at all. We just had a few issues because of our fabric choices, but I got creative with the lining and made it work. I added the little vintage style tab pieces on the top of the bodice myself to make it more Wonder Woman-y. I also made the waist band a separate piece to add in more gold. The gold fabric is from the Ya Ya Han cosplay collection by the way.

Anyway, so that was Thursday. On Friday she asked if her suit was done because she had a birthday party to attend on Saturday and needed a suit. Um...that's tomorrow kid and no, it's not done."Well can you hurry up?" Seriously? I should have sent her little too narrow-for-store-bought-clothing butt to her room, but I am also an over-achiever mom, so naturally, I pulled an all nighter and just managed to keep it together long enough to get it done for the party.  When we got to the party instead of a slip n slide as advertised there was a bounce house and someone spraying water on the slide part as kids slid down. So, of course, my daughter never got wet the whole party. She didn't want water being sprayed in her face. That's ok, I only shaved 5 weeks off of my life missing a good night's sleep to get this done, but no big. Needless to say only one swimsuit was actually made by me, but she loved it so that works. Maybe one day when I forgive her I'll make the one piece for her, too.

Ok, so finally we started swim lessons last week. She looked so cute in her little suit! I was so proud and excited and...she pretty much cried that she was scared the whole first day. It was absolute torture. Luckily, her teacher has been SUPER patient and each day she has cried a little less and coughed and blinked even more dramatically when coming out of the water. This lady at the pool and I just chuckle the whole time at her theatrics. Tomorrow is our last day and I am so relieved, but I know she will need more sessions before it's all over. How proficient does a 6 year old need to be if her mom can only float on her back? I could just be her life-raft right?
 I have entirely given up on the cute boutique style photos with her. When I was editing I caught myself thinking something that my dad used to always say about me, "My child is strange." Thanks for passing it on dad. <insert eyeroll>

Don't mind her abs, she gets them from her dad. 

Did I mention that as soon as she put on her suit she immediately asked for gold wrist bands? At that point I was nearly dead. Maybe next time. 

Thanks so much for visiting! Don't forget to check out the other fabulous makes on the tour. You can see all of the links to catch up after the rafflecopters. 
                                                             XOXO - Teronia Sherece

Today's Giveaway:


Thursday: Jalie - $20.00 (CAD) gift card + Imagine Gnats $40(USD) gift card

Two ways to enter: Enter the Grand Prize Rafflecopter, and/or post a swimwear item you’ve sewn on Instagram. Readers can enter more than once on Instagram but must use a different photo/different sewn swim item per entry. (Ie. multiple photos of the same outfit only count as one entry). Items allowed: swimsuits and swim coverups for the entire family (women, men, children). To enter on IG: Post your photo and use the hashtag #TheSwimsuitEditionTour and tag @luluandceleste and @debzaleski in your post. Items can only have been sewn since the beginning of June 2017. Closes July 2nd 11:59pm EDT.

Prize: Phat Quarters $25(USD) gift card + Boo Designs $100(AUD) gift card + Sewing by Ti -$20(USD) gift card + Made by Jack's Mum - swim pdf pattern bundle

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