kwc inspiration: traveling to the beach

Hi, I’m Katrien. All the way from Belgium. I have two daughters, for whom I sew a lot. You can find all my creations on my blog: KaatjeNaaisels.  I think KCW  is a great initiative and look forward every time to see the great things that everyone creates! I’m exited that I can be a part of this great project this season.

I love  sun, sea and sand very much! Here in Belgium, the summers don’t count for much and therefore many of my fellow belgians travel to the sun. The beach is the ideal place for children to enjoy their vacation. Kids love water and it brings blissful cooling on hot days. Today, Ill give some inspiration for all who go to the beach this summer!

 

Swimming in the sea:

Of course, a kidwill immediately jump into the water when he or she arrives at the beach! When I think of swimwear, I think of bright colors and fresh designs. A nice bath cape can help to get your children out of the water when it’s time to go home! Swimwear is usually made of Lycra. Cool prints are not always easy to find, but with a little perseverance, you can find very nice Lycra.


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1. Bath Cape by MadebyElke   2. Swimsuit at Zara   3. Pim pattern from Zonen09
4. Watermelon Lycra   5.Swimsuit at Mini Rodini   6. Dolphin Lycra

 

Playing in the sand:

After swimming (or in between), my daughters love to play in the sand. Building sand castles and making mud baths are their favorite activities on the beach. Comfortable, light clothing is ideal for this. Play suits are perfect for girls that like to run around and dig holes in the sand. For boys, shorts and a sleeveless shirt with a fun print is the perfect outfit to play! Soft knits and light cotton are the ideal fabrics for this.

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1. Sand Castle fabric   2. Muscle Tee Pattern by Danamadeit 3. James all – in – one by Stella McCartney
4. I scream for Icecream by VanJansen   5. Sea Fabric   6. Playsuit pattern by Figgy’s

 

A walk on the beach:

As night falls, it is wonderful to walk along the coastline and see the sunset. A dress or pants with big pockets is ideal to collect shells! It may be chilly at night, but there are many nice coats for the summer! I love a soft color palate for summer dresses. For boys a big beach inspired print on a t-shirt is very stylish. Airy fabrics like double gauze, linen or voile are ideal to create comfortable but smart clothes.

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1. Cotton + Steel double gauze   2. Ishi dress by SiskobyMieke   3. Outfit by Mini Rodini
4. Flamingo dress by Khadetjes   5. Dress by MorleyforKids   6. A’ nana’s polycotton

Do you already have plans for KCW? Can’t wait to see it! I hope I have been able to inspire with this post!

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