It is a great pattern for when you haven’t sewn many swimsuits before and you can add a flounce or skirt if you like. Since I made a skirted bottom last year for our middle one I sewed one without a skirt. I did add a flounce, which everybody here at home thought would end up as a skirt. Blending for different width and lengths for the sizes might be tricky, but Bella Sunshine Designs has a very clear video explaining how to blend for the Bahari. Be sure to check that out.
Making photos of a swimsuit without a swim pool or nice water close-by was a new challenge. I tried to create a watery feel with the bath towel, chairs and sunglasses. Our eldest loved the setup. Our middle one loved making photos in the set up and showing off her new swuimsuit. A one piece swimsuit is also an option to which you can add a skirt or flounce as well. The fit is great and covers well.
Fabric: Funky Lines and Mint lycra at Budgetstoffen
Pattern: Bahari swimsuit from Bella Sunshine Designs
Sizing: 6M – 12Y (also available in Ladies (0-30) and babies (preemie to 24M))
Options: one piece (plain, with skirt and/or flounce), two piece (with skirt and/or flounce)
Sewing time: 2 hours
# Fabric this week: 0 in – 2 out (Total fabric in 2020: bought 26 new fabric – used 47 fabric – 23 scrap piece – 4 gifted fabric) – in total 26 in 74 out
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