Sunday, 20 February 2011

The BOY - Sun protection

I loved designing and making the girly swimwear (previous post) and it was time for my own boys to get in the swim :)  I used some good quality camo lycra in black, white and greys with some nice thick turquoise lycra (both bought on sale). I made knee-length shorts from the camo and a long-sleeved rashie with the blue. I added a camo neck to the rashie. I then made a legionnaire-style swim hat with both fabrics. I copied an old cap we had for the design and added the fabric on the back for neck protection. I cut off the brim of the old cap and covered it in blue lycra for the swim cap. The cap could do with some tweaking to get the fit right, but overall is great for covering up that lovely skin. These sets came in so handy on our recent camping trip to Dunsborough, south of Perth. These pictures are taken in Dunsborough near Busselton.


Anonymous said...

Love the design. Have you thought of making a one piece biketard style suit. I find my little boys two piece top rides up and exposes a little bit of lower back/top of his bottom

Jill said...

That's such a great idea to reuse and old cap for a swimming cap. I might have to give this one a try - I could even upcycle some old swimsuits to get the fabric for it!


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