Monday, August 1, 2011

Swimsuit cover up

Hubby & I are coming up on our 1st anniversary at the end of the month and will be heading on a trip. Since swimming suits and snorkeling will be a big part of our outing, I figured I'd better bring along a swimsuit cover up.

Since I don't have one that fits anymore, I pulled some fabric out of my stash and created a new one.



The photo above is a front view, but the back is identical. I used a piece of scrap fabric as a belt that ties at the waist, but may end up finding another option instead.

The fabric I used doesn't wrinkle and dries really fast, so I hope it does the trick!

Since people expressed an interest in how this was made, I posted a tutorial found here.

20 comments:

  1. A swimsuit cover up? Are you kidding me? I would wear that for a romantic evening event by the beach - too pretty!

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  2. wow this is really elegant i thought it was a dress.
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  3. Hi saw you on link party, now google following you, please pop by, Karima x www.karimascrafts.com You did a great job on that cover-up it looks great!

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  4. How did you do that neckline? I've been admiring that type of neckline but am not confident in figuring things out myself (yet!). I agree that it looks like a dress!!

    Oh yes, found you through Sew Much Ado's linky party.

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  5. Very cute! I'm in need of a new swimsuit cover up myself.
    Emily
    domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  6. love this! gorgeous pattern and fabric! thanks for sharing!

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  7. I am stopping by from Goodbye City Hello Suburb. I love this dress - But I need more details. How did you make it? I have one of those cover ups that you are supposed to be able to tie in a million ways - but I can't figure out one of them. I was gonna use the fabric to create something like this instead!
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    Thanks!

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  8. Good job! I love it! You might want to check my blog out... I think you would like it!

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  9. I would love more details, also, please. It looks fantastic.

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  10. Thanks so much for your comments! Since it's kind of hard to explain how I made the neckline, I'm planning on making another one (or a top with the same neck) and taking pictures throughout the process. I'll post a tutorial soon!

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  11. Cute! I love the top of it. How did you do it? Thanks for linking up to upcycled awesome this week.

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  12. haha, i agree with meijo! that is so pretty, for the beach or a date! thanks for linking!

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  13. Very cute coverup! I'd where that any day and almost any where! I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me at:


    www.daughterbydesign.net

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  14. Nice... it not only solves the purpose but also looks good. I need one for tomorrow.. is there anyway you can send it to me ;)

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  15. Oooh, can't wait for the tutorial!
    Esther.

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  16. Very nice! I'm looking forward to the tutorial!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  17. Why don't men get cellulite? I think they would look great in a cover up, then maybe they would understand.

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  18. I'm featuring this on my blog today, because you received a lot of hits from my link party last week. Hooray! Come and grab a "featured" button!

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