I’ve been DYING to share this pattern with you all! Yesterday I introduced you to two of the swimsuits that are part of the Made for Mermaids Mermaid Shores Collection. Today I’m sharing my favorite two- The Camila and Mama Camila!
As soon as the weather started to warm up I began pinning swimsuits like crazy. As I prepared for our Suit up for Summer Tour, I kept going back to this off-the-shoulder ruffle look. I wanted one bad (I even stalked a girl while on vacation to get a better look at her swimsuit!). I was beyond excited when Megan posted the tester call for this one! I was on it in no time!
This pattern was so quick and easy I made three girls versions and one for me too! After sewing this one for me, this suit was a breeze! Guys, this brings my total for hand made swimsuits just this year to 15- eeeek! I promise I’ll stop soon (after one more Mama Camila for me!).
This suit is just so cool though! There are two views- an off-the-shoulder version and an under arm flounce version. The fun thing about the off-the-shoulder view is that it can also be worn under the arm too! The halter straps keep things nice and secure but I found that mine stayed up no problem without them.
I whipped up this suit in under an hour and totally forgot the straps. She had no issues at all keeping it on her shoulders though- it even held up to a wild game of chicken with her big brothers! I totally recommend the straps on the littles but it was so cool to see how secure the elastic in the neckline keeps it.
I love the side ruching- so flattering on mamas and toddler bellies alike!
And look at that bum coverage (oh my, I just asked you to look at my bum, totally blushing!)! It’s just so good though!
I was lucky to get to work with this amazing swim knit from Raspberry Creek Fabric. It’s been a huge hit and sold like hotcakes. It’s amazing quality and so easy to work with.
Sewing suits for my girls has been so rewarding. They both need major size blending and this suit made it so easy. My oldest is in a 6/7 width with a 10 height and my youngest is in a 6 width with an 8 height. It just makes me so happy being able to fit suits to their bodies.
This cutie is in a straight size 4. I just can’t get over how adorable this suit is on little girls!
I did a blue graded to indigo at the waist then back down to blue and added two inches for my height. With all the included measurement information it’s easy to pick and blend sizes to get a perfect fit. I also added soft foam cups and the elastic shelf bra for support. It’s such a great fitting suit!
We’ve had a blast in our suits. I really love that this testing window gave us time to really break them in and see just how awesome they are. My girls reach for theirs again and again, they love how comfortable and stylish they are!
I’ve got too many pictures but I can’t choose favorites so I’ll leave you with a bunch from all our swim fun. We were so lucky to get to meet up with my bloggy buddies, Mellisa of Made By Melli and Anna from Kainara Stitches, for some splash pad time too!
Make sure to pick up your copy of the Mama Camila, Camila, Calypso, Lainey, and Pearl Cover-up while they’re on sale! You can also grab all the girls patterns bundled here and the full collection including the Mama Camila here. The sale is good through July 3rd then the bundles will disappear for good so don’t miss out!
You can see our Lainey and Calypso here.
Now get sewing!