It’s time for another Skirting the Issue and I couldn’t be more happy to participate in such a great cause. This year I’m showing you a simple modification to last year’s FREE swimskirt pattern that changes it into something fresh for your girl.
To update the swimskirt, I simply added ruffles across the bum and my girl LOVES it. To make this easy modification yourself, cut long strips of swim fabric about 1.5″ wide, baste two lines of stitching, pull the stitches to ruffle, and then pin the strips across the back piece, stitching a line down the center of each to hold the ruffles in place.
Remove the basting stitches and sew the swimskirt together using the original instructions, catching the ends of the strips inside the side seams. Super easy, for such a fun look!
The front remains solid like the original version, so the ruffles are a happy surprise from the back.