Hi, I’m Amy, and I’m really excited to be a contributor for this season of Kids Clothes Week. I sometimes blog at x-ing made  but mostly I post to my Instagram feed while I’m sewing for my boys (4 & 1). I started participating in KCW when my oldest was a baby and admire all the others out there sewing for kids.

As a kid I loved watching old beach party movies with my sisters. I really loved all the dancing, and ALL the style. I’ve pulled together some inspiration for you. Hope it helps you start your own Swim Party Celebration.

My boys are super fare so they spend the summer in long sleeve sunsuits and giant hats. But I would love to make them some retro swim trunks when they get a little older. Here’s swim suit inspiration for you.

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Etsy / Zonen09 / Running with Scissors / Etsy

And for girls… love the polka dots and gingham.

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Etsy / me sew crazy / Etsy / Etsy

These aren’t very retro… but we need to snuggle up at the end of fun day swimming with some ice cream.

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Mamer / Made Everyday / Terry Rich / The Blue Closet

Sewing swimwear is easier than you think. I’ve made a couple of suits and always surprised at how forgiving it is and how polished it looks when it’s done. Hope you give it a try.

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