Thursday, May 5, 2011

Easy swim suit cover-up!

Short post on my quick project today! A bathing suit cover-up for my daughter. She found a huge (XXL) long sleeved t-shirt that she just loved at a rummage sale, but about fifteen of her could have fit into it. . .so it became transformed into a coverup! Here are the quick and easy steps. . .
The first step was to cut off the sleeves and neckline and stitch down the sides to make a tube shape (I used my serger)

Next I folded over (twice) the top of the "tube" and stitched in place, then inserted elastic.

Then came the waist. . .I measured to find out where the waist would go, then stitched in a piece of hem binding (could've used anything--just had this handy) and inserted skinny elastic

The last step was to make some shoulder straps--measured, made some, stitched them on, and voila!! Ready for summer fun!

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(the straps are really the same size, they're just sitting funny in this pic--so they look like one's way bigger. It's not!!)

1 comment:

  1. I love it and your right...15 of her really could have fit into that t-shirt!