Summer is here and we're loving the sun! Living in the middle of a prairie, a beach isn't exactly readily available, so the kids "make do" - with their favorite summer toy, the kiddie pool!
Sam was having fun hamming it up for the camera! We've had some really hot days, so the pool has been in constant use. For the tour, I chose to sew Coquette, but turn it into a swim cover - although Sam is pretty sure it's also an everyday dress. (Versatility! ;) )
I used a comfy baby French terry from a case pack I bought (too long ago!) from LA Finch Fabrics, and a stretch mesh from Pretty Posh Prints. This was my first time sewing with stretch mesh. I knew I wanted something really lightweight and breathable, and the print is so pretty! It compliments the pale pink of the French terry so well.
I love the contrast options on Coquette. The yokes are perfect spots to use little bits of special fabrics, or fussy cuts if you want a specific detail. There are instructions to layer sheer fabrics on the back. There's a drawstring option, but for simplicity's sake I gathered the skirt with clear elastic.
There are tunic, dress, and maxi options, and 11 sizes from 1-14y. I love Coquette for a quick simple swim cover - comfy enough to wear all day, warm and cozy when she comes out of the cold water, and easy to slip on and off!
Make sure you visit the Winter Wear Designs Fun Facebook group for a chance to win 2 patterns from WWD, as well as a $50 gift card to Boho Fabrics!
Pull up a lounge chair and a cold drink, and don't miss a single stop on the Poolside Blog Tour:
Jackie Burney for Winter Wear Designs
Meriel of Elli and Nels
Rachel of Violets and Jewels
Laura of Custom Made By Laura
Althea of So Today I Did A Thing
Michelle of Little Heart Threads
Larissa of Connected By a Thread
Lisa of Mabey She Made It
Alyssa of The Sewing Goatherd
Diane of Sewing With D
Lisa for Winter Wear Designs
Livia of Liviality
Patricia of Sew Far North
Laurie of The Bear and the Pea Atelier