Pattern: Aloha Burn Blocker
Designer: Peek a Boo Pattern Shop
Fabrics: Swim Fabric from Sew Unique Fabrics
Measurements: Chest: 21; Waist: 20″; Hips: 21″
Size made: 1
Adjustments: None
Pros: LOVE the snap crotch option. Trying to change a nappy on a wet kid, who doesn’t want their nappy change is a challenge, so having the snap crotch makes a massive difference.
Cons: I used a zip that was really too chunky. I also didn’t measure my son before I made it, so its a bit tighter 


The Wrap Up:

This was my first time sewing with swim, so I was a little nervous, but I’m so happy with how it turned out. 

I used swim fabric from Sew Unique Fabrics as I was helping promote their latest release, SUF Ultimate. I am really impressed with the quality of their swim, it’s quite thick and has good coverage even when stretched over bottoms. The zip I got from Spotlight, its just a chunky closed end zipper.

The instructions were very clear and easy to follow. I would class this as an intermediate pattern, but as I say with most things, if you’re willing to give it a go, there is nothing stopping you. 

I had a bit of trouble with the neckband and zipper, but I nearly always do. I need to practice some more as I often stuff it up 🙄 The snap placket along the crotch is definitely a favourite feature of mine. Trying to change a nappy of a kid in wet swim gear is a nightmare, so this is perfect!

All in all I will definitely be making more of these, I love that it goes to a kids size 12. So plenty more time to make for my boy, and my girl! The choice between long and short sleeve is also a bonus in our hot Australian sun. 10/10 for me.