Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sew Beautiful on the Beach



I love the monogrammed bathing suits some of my favorite trunk show lines carry, so I was thrilled when Sew Beautiful included a toddler bikini pattern in the May/June 2010 issue. I made this pair of bathing suits for the girls to wear for last week's trip to the beach.



Aren't they precious? I used pink and white seersucker with darker pink rick-rack and monogram. Matching hair bows complete this sweet beachtime look.



The Sew Beautiful pattern goes up to a size 4, but 6-year-old Mary Ashley can wear it since it ties at the neck and back. I left the elastic out of her bloomers, which helped her feel a little more "big girl" in her suit.



This is worth a cheer: I picked up an extra copy of the May/June issue of Sew Beautiful for one of you! Leave a comment below to enter, and I will announce the winner soon.

You can subscribe to this beautiful magazine here.

37 comments:

simplyniki said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! You are so talented and inspiring! I love the fabric choice, the ric rack, and the monogram! Such sweet and beautiful girls, too! Thanks for sharing!!!

Janetta said...

Beautiful! I love your choice of fabric! Great job!

Kristin Binkley said...

Those suits are so darling. I love your blog and you are such an inspiration.

The sewing room said...

Oh so sweet you have a great family and you are so talented l can not get the mag over here , l would love to make the swim suits for my granddaughters.

Have a great week hugs Pat.

The sewing room said...

Hi clicked on the link and it came up with amazon and ladies lingerie is that right. Pat

Lori said...

BEAUTIFUL ! Girls and suits. Will pray for you and your family, especially tomorrow for your surgery.

Heather L. said...

Wow, I love the swimsuits! They are beautiful!

Betsy said...

They are beautiful suits! Great job.

hilary said...

You did a great job! Precious girls.

Mimi said...

My prayers are with you, your family, and your Mama. I know your pain as I have had similar pain that has spread down my right leg this year. Your swimsuits are precious but your beautiful daughters steal the show! I first saw the suits on a sewing forum and have tried to find the magazine all in our area for my five little monkeys but no luck so far ~ guess everyone wanted it for the same reason. I'll be waiting on a post about your surgery; again, my prayers are with you.

Melissa Lester said...

Pat, thanks for telling me about the link. It was not correct, so I have updated that this morning.

April Allen said...

Those are PRECIOUS!!!! LOVE IT! You are such a talented person. Everything you make and do it SO inspiring to me. I wish I had a tiny bit of your creativity! I would love to be able to try and make one of those for my daughter (she will be 4 in August). I have recently started sewing some! Thanks for sharing...and your children are adorable!! :)

Ms. Elaine said...

I too love these suits. I made one for a friends granddaughter using blue and white seersucker with light pink rickrack and initials. It was so easy. I already have a copy so I won't need one. But whowever wins your copy will be in the water with their precious little girl in her swimsuit in a flash! Thanks for sharing....love to see pics of those precious children.

Anonymous said...

Very cute!

How is your mother doing?

Debbi

Queen Pea said...

so cute! soooo, are you taking orders? ;) i wish i was as talented.

GWENDOLYN said...

Those suits are too precious! So are the pictures of the girls. Look like framers to me.
Blessings~
Gwen

The Quintessential Magpie said...

They are absolutely and utterly adorable, Melissa! Love the girls in those suits!

Am sending love your way, too, and prayers for a good result for you.

XOXOXO,

Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

ooh my, your girls look so darling in those suits. I ADORE the ruffles, monogram and rickrack--so precious for those summer days on the beach! My daughter Morgan would LOVE a suit like that--she is turning 8, but is quite tiny....now I just need to learn to sew,lol!

Hope you are feeling better today,

Debra
Baton Rouge, LA

I am also known as pinkandgirly, but my account does not always work on your blog for some strange reason?????

The Adventures of Baby Bond said...

Those suits are just too cute!!!!! I love them!

Rennae said...

just beautiful. Such sweet photos. Now if I only had a girl....

Carly Winborne said...

oh my goodness, these are the cutest! when i first saw the pictures, i thought to myself, "I KNEW i should have bought that swimsuit at that home show party!" and then to see that you MADE THEM? i'm beyond impressed. please, please pick me for the pattern/magazine. if not, would you be interested in sharing a copy of the pattern? I'll pay for the postage...

beautiful girls, too. i love seeing their sweet sisterhood in your photos as well.

Anonymous said...

I love their bathing suits and what precious girls! You did a great job on them. I have been wanting to make my little girl one for quite a while. I pray that everything goes well with your surgery and you have a smooth and quick reecovery.

Dana Wingard
dwingard@knology.net

julie said...

those are too cute! you should be selling them! would you be willing to make me one?

Betsy and the Boys said...

OK, now those are super cute!! Enter me, I must make one for my little Addison someday!

Patsy said...

Always love the items you make for the girls. Hope your will continue to enjoy the summer as your health needs are fulfilled. Prayers for you and your family, and friend. Have a blessed summer

Judy said...

My mom loved Sew Beautiful and had quite a collection when we cleaned out her house. I don't remember what we did with them (have to ask my sister, she was in charge of those). I've been wanting to start sewing for Taylor and if I win this pattern, will put it to good use.

Hugs!
Judy

Amy said...

So sweet. How'd they do when they go wet? Just wondering since they weren't made out of lycra...thanks!

Becca said...

Oh my gosh--sooooooooooo adorable!
xoxo,
Becca

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Geeezzz - those are cute little girls. I'm impressed that you made their swimsuits. ADORABLE!

Warmly, Michelle

Kathy said...

Your little family is so beautiful. I look forward to your new posts. I love the way you make everything special. My husband and I put everything into making everything special for our two children and now that they are 22 and 24 they nor we will ever forget all the special times together. We are still a very close and loving family so it all pays off in the end.

Karen said...

Great pictures. I really like how you did shorts on one of the suits. It is such a darling pattern.

holly said...

Oh, those are the cutest swimsuits. I would love to make these for my two little girls.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends as well as you go through these trying times. Thanks for thinking of us!
hollydonahue{at}hotmail{dot}com

Beth said...

How cute are those swimsuits?! I'd love to win so I could make one for my little girl!

tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

Goosegirl said...

How lovely to see your girls in the toddler two piece swimsuits. I hope to start one for my little one in a day or two. I love how classic they look. And your girls look darling and girly.

Jackie said...

I absolutely LOVE the swimsuits! I was just "catching up" on reading all the blogs I "follow" and was so surprised (and pleased) to see my swimsuit pattern on your daughters! They are adorable!

contactos madrid said...

It will not succeed in reality, that's exactly what I think.

Anonymous said...

would love to cum in both girls, and eat moms juicy pussy,give her multiple orgasms.

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