Monday, June 17, 2013

The Abby Seersucker One Piece Swimsuit Review

For those of you who don't know I just recently started BEEkeeper's Boutique on Facebook. My shop is named for my 3 amazing kiddos, Barak, Ezekiel, and Ellie. I started sewing a few years ago after I had tried every other kind of craft there is. Beading, scrapbooking, knitting, and cake decorating just to name a few. Finally, I had my daughter and I wanted to sew her these cute boutique outfits so badly so onto Pinterest I went and I taught myself to sew. Sewing is the first thing I have ever done that I haven't got tired of, as a matter of fact I love sewing more and more everyday. Well, enough about me let's move on to the star of thew show....... this amazingly cute swimsuit.


When I was picked to do the review for the Abby Seersucker One Piece Swimsuit  by Haute Diggity I squealed with excitement...literally. I squealed out loud and scared my children half to death. Anywho, I was super excited but I was afraid at the same time. I was worried about the seersucker and to be honest I have tons of swimsuit fabric and that darn leg hole elastic gets me everytime. It's always so wrinkly and hard to fold and so I had just decided that sweet Ellie was destined for a life of store bought swimsuits. But I decided to go for it, I was going to make this swimsuit even if the elastic killed me. :)
 My first step was picking my fabric, and I knew right away I was going to try making this with Tutti Fruiti from Joann's.I have tons of this stuff in so many cute prints. I honestly think it was made for this particular pattern. I mean can you get much cuter than an octopus and polka dot swimsuit. I think not!  There have been so many people asking about using it in place of the seersucker and I would give it 2 thumbs up. It worked awesome and is super light weight so it dries very quickly. There is a lining in this suit and I just used a really cheap pink broadcloth that matches the polka dot.
 Now for the fun part, the swimming in it. Well, it's just over 70 degrees here so it didn't happen. I know, I'm bummed too. I kept waiting to take the pictures because I just knew it was going to warm up.....well I was wrong. It just keeps getting cooler and cooler here. So I did what any other great parent would do, I sent her outside in it anyway. Lol.
 She loved it! I mean it, the wind was blowing and after the pictures I kept asking her to come in and change her clothes and she down right refused. After we played outside we ran to Chick Fil A to get drinks and she wore it there too.
 Once it warmed up a little the kids all begged to get in the sprinkler so I decided this would be a good test for the suit. I know I am a horrible mother for letting my children freeze for the sake of a pattern test but it made us all happy even if it was only for a few minutes. This suit is perfect for running through the sprinkler and playing water games. Ellie would run through and get soaked and be dry minutes later. I've heard people wondering if the seersucker would chafe and I can say that even after running around in the sprinkler and all around the yard for hours today that it didn't rub or chafe her skin at all.
So the last thing I want to comment on is the fit. This swimsuit fits perfectly, not too tight but not falling off even when it's wet. I hate that traditional bathing suits are always sagging or riding up and this one was just beautiful through all the things we threw at it. I really can't say enough good things about this pattern. The pictures, the tutorial, the pattern pieces and the design are all beautiful. If you don't own it, you should. I'm so excited to make her more!!
 Here are a few more shots just because she looks so cute in this suit.