Beautiful Girl’s Victorian Beach Bather Costume

Sally Sells Sea Shells! This Victorian Beach Bather costume is my child version of a costume that I made for myself a few years ago.  In my vast stockpile of fabrics , I still have a few yards of the red/white stripe fabric remaining ,so I decided to make our little girl a beach bather costume from the remnants of my costume.

Victorian and Steampunk are popular stles of costume right now. I love the old styles of swim wear.

THis was a simple costume to sew. It would be a good project for a beginner sewer. I used a childs pajama pattern. The pattern I used was for a pullover top and would require a fabric with stretch to pull over the head. The pants are a very basic pull on typoe with elastic waistband.

I cut the slleves to elbow length and added elastic for a ruffled edge. The pants are done the same way. For the belt and headband Icut strips of fabric about a yard long and 6 inches wide. After folding inhalf lengthwise, I sewed the fabric together making a long tube. The tube is turned right side out and the one was tied around the waist for a belt and the other was wrapped twice around the head and tied on top.

White stockings and slip on shoes complete the look.

 

Beautiful Girl's Victorian Beach Bather Costume

Beautiful Girl's Victorian Beach Bather Costume

Beautiful Girl's Victorian Beach Bather Costume