My little nephew turned one in early March and I did not make his gift on time. My major reason for not doing it in a timely manner was because I could not locate swimsuit fabric, which was a special request by my sister-in-law. Not spandex for a lady's suit, but men's fabric.
I wandered around multiple local fabric stores, but could never find it. I ended up getting it online and when it came, I wasn't even sure it was the right kind. It's a microfiber type of fabric, so it is very soft and slinky. I thought it should've been more scratchy, but maybe there are a variety of swim trunks? Anyway, she said it was the right kind, so I guess that's good. It's not the color I thought it would be...it's green and I was hoping for a dark teal.
I used the Oliver and S bucket hat pattern from their book, which I have made before. I still have trouble fitting the brims. I also have trouble finishing the inside lining, too.
It's always so crappy looking. I suppose the trick is to hand sew it. I have no time for that nonsense!