Ruby from Zaaberry shares a free pattern and tutorial for making a girl’s two-piece tankini swimsuit. The simple lines and the striped fabric remind me of the suits you can get from Mini Boden. She gives it contrast straps and a ruffle across the top. Her free pattern is the one she used to make a suit for her daughter who is almost 7. If you need a different size, you could either adjust the one she gives or trace around a suit that fits your child. Go to her blog for the pattern and tutorial.
[photo from Zaaberry]
By Anne Weaver