For those of you who read my last swim post, you'll have seen I was making a swim capsule for my boys, not long after the tour we went camping during a mini heatwave and they wore their swimming suits so much that I quickly realised they were both missing a few things from their capsules. They both needed a hat which could go in the water with them and a complete spare swim outfit which they could switch into after the sand and forest debris had become to much in the first suit or for when they didn't want to be in a wet suit any longer! So here, I've tried to fill those gaps!
Being raglan style, even with the colour blocking it came together super fast and fits great, I made the ages 3 & 5 as per their measurements on the size chart included.
Again I went for the colour blocked option and the construction was very straightforward and similar to the Reef Rashie. The zip was actually no more difficult to put in than any other exposed zipper I've done, especially if you stabilise the lycra where the zipper will be going first or use a washaway fabric glue to hold it all nice and secure while you sew. What I really liked about the zip in the Sunshine Romper is that there is a zip guard included too! I've bought RTW swim rompers like this which didn't have that and I constantly worried about him catching his skin on it so with this I don't have to worry!
The peak has EVA craft foam in too keep it stiff and I had no trouble at all topstitching through it and the lycra cover at all.
I made them all in plain coloured swim lycra which is often easier and cheaper to get than prints but the patterns all work well with prints as well. They intentionally match in with their other swim items to continue the capsule mix & match premise and the bold colour blocking makes them fun whilst keeping them easy to spot around us in the pool or at the beach.
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