Sunday, April 6, 2014

An unexpected day at the beach


April in Victoria is usually not a beachy month.  Mid autumn, we are usually swapping cotton sheets for flannelette.  But we have had lovely weather lately where I live and last week we had two days well above 30 degrees.  I sometimes have ulterior motives for outings...taking photographs!  I wasn't going to let an opportunity to photograph my girls at the beach in their new bathers in warm weather go to waste!  So here are some happy snaps of our afternoon...

 
 

You  might notice that Juliette's bathers look a little different.  I noticed the stretch lace trim that I originally put on the suit (here) was rubbing on her legs.  I unpicked all of it and replaced the trim with a gathered frill around the legs.  I like it better this way and clothing being uncomfortable is not on.


And here is little Emily...she is not wearing a homemade bikini (hand me down third child), but she was certainly having a ball!



Thankfully, I got a decent photo of both girls (front on) that will be my pattern cover...yay!!!  I have my blog tour sorted and am hoping this pattern will be ready for release on May 5th!


25 comments:

Jenya @ While she was sleeping said...

Oh I love these photos Suz :) Looks like you ladies have had so much fun! The swimmers look great on your gorgeous models :)

Suz said...

Thanks jenya

OnceUpona Sew said...

Getting ready for beach weather here-though it still seems a bit too far away :) Glad you got some extra warmth, the suits are darling.

rachel said...

Wow, I love this so much! Your cover photo is fantastic. And how fortunate to be able to go to the beach! What lucky girls! Such a great pattern, Suz! It's so needed and I can't wait to sew it in all the different versions!
xo

Toni-Maree S said...

They look gorgeous Suz, yay!

Mumendemiekes said...

love love really love it!

Suz said...

Thanks everyone:)

sisforsewing said...

Seriously cute! (both girls and swimming suits)
These look even better in action :) and I also like the side ruffle option - Perfect as usual!

Jane@Buzzmills said...

Oh I Can Not wait for this pattern!!!! Such cute suits! :) Lovely cover shot as well!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Great, I will look forward to the pattern release! My little one is a little chubby, so I would love to be able to customize a suit for her, and the skirt version you show is adorable.

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

adorable! I can't wait!

Monica Swift said...

Hi Suz! :) I haven't been blog reading in a while, at least not regularly. Love catching up over here! This is especially great because handmade bathing suits are on my summer list :) Feeling inspired!!!!!

Suz said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Grandchildren and cosis!!!!

Nancy said...

Love your beach photos and the looks of those swim suits! That's great that your girls were able to test them out too. Even though we are heading into winter, I think I will need to buy this pattern for my daughter (there's always swimming lessons).

Julie said...

Suz, you must be absolutely loving being back home!! The cosies look great (Emiliy's look familiar too!).

thingsforboys said...

Beautiful photos! The weather has been great hasn't it?! Such a sweet pattern.

melissa q. at a happy stitch said...

These pics are great and those swimsuits look fantastic!

Eska said...

You have some great looking clothing models. Do you pay them in cookies?

Elizabeth said...

Great pictures! And I love that you're making a swimsuit pattern. That's something I'd love to try sewing one day!

Christine said...

So so adorable!!!! I would love to have a dress like that for my girl.

Mirjam (DeKaWear) said...

Those swimmingsuits look so cute! Great pictures.

motherof5 said...

I am super keen to get my hands on this pattern
Well done.

Erin said...

Looks great Suz!! Can't wait for the pattern :)

Suzy said...

These are so cute! I'll look forward to seeing the pattern... I spotted some cute swimsuit fabric at Remnant Warehouse this week which would be perfect for a little girl cossie.

Kat @ sewchibi.com said...

I can't believe I'm just hearing about this! The suit is ADORABLE! Yeesh! I love this pattern! Swimsuits are a def must have and these are so cute!