When you live in South Florida in the summer you need LOTS of swim suits to make it through the heat! The two piece ruched swim suit just released from Rebecca Page and it’s full of options.
This pattern comes in a large size range from 12 months up to size 12 which means it will fit all of my girls without buying baby sizing as well! For the swim top you can choose a cropped or tankini length with ruched sides. There is an optional decorative zipper you can add to the top. The bottoms have a high or mid rise and choices for plain or ruched sides and/or back. There is full booty coverage and the entire suit is fully lined. If you choose to leave off the decorative zipper this is a surprisingly quick and easy swim suit to sew up!
For my first one I sewed up an 11/12 length blended to the 7/8 width for my eleven year old. It was very simple to grade between sizes and the fit was spot on. This is the crop length and mid rise side ruched bottoms. We used a solid swim fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics and added a strip of stretch lace to break up the solid color.
For my youngest I sewed up the 18/24 month sizing with no modifications. The fit is great as well and it is also a crop length with mid rise side ruched bottoms. The striped swim fabric is also from Raspberry Creek Fabrics and the pink swim solid is from Knitpop.
I already have several hacks planned to add a peplum or band or ruffle to the crop length top and ruffles on the legs! This pattern is on sale for a short time so scoop it up here (also comes in ladies sizes!) and sew up all the swim suits this summer! I’d love to see what you create:)