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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Zebra Print Swimsuit




  This is my little granddaughter, Shelby, who is five. She is such a joy to sew for as she loves anything I make for her, and now she is starting to give me "orders" of things she wants. She has recently discovered animal print fabrics, and "this" is one of her orders! 
   The pattern came out in Sew Beautiful Magazine in 2010 Issue #130.  (You may also purchase and download the pattern from their site.) This is the 4th time I've made this pattern, but this year I changed up the way the ruffles were made. I sewed them on the outside of the top and bottoms instead of in the seams because I wanted to add the hot pink binding. I just thought the ruffles would stand out better this way, and I also added some width and length to the ruffles. 
  Shelby loves swimsuits, and since we just went to the beach last week, she had to look cute everyday! 
 These are some of her "creative poses". LOL This girl is a riot!














I love sewing for my Shelby! I finished this suit two days before we left for the beach, and she gave me orders for a zebra print purse to match, and for me to make her mommy a swimsuit like this one! Let's just say "Mimi is still working on those!" 

Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

Barb said...

She is a pistol....so adorable...a camera ham...love her outfit...I bet you have the best time with her.

Mosaic Magpie said...

What a cute bathing suit and what a beautiful model!
Deb

My Journey With Candida said...

Shirley,
That is A D O R E A B L E ! !

Lauranie said...

wow this is sooooo cute!!! I'm sorry it took a while to visit...having 3 kiddos home kinda takes away from my blog reading/commenting time!! I did add you to my reader so I could keep up with all of your amazing creations!! :)

Marci Girl said...

Could this be any cuter! Your grand daughter looks adorable!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Thank you for the smile! YOUR Shelby is too cute and what a model. I love that picture of her walking off, you can tell she was walking in style. AND why not, she is wearing G's Couture (G's = Grandma). Perfect swimsuite and th touch of pink just made it pop.

Mermaid Sews said...

This is tooooo cute, great suit and model.