As Promised, all my DIY's, this week, are beach related. Summer is approaching fast, and I needed a cute cover up, Pronto. Today I did a super easy, inexpensive, swimsuit cover out of two scarves. I saw this a long time ago in a Martha Stewart Magazine. I can never find cute cover ups in stores that fit me, Plus the ones I pick are always super expensive.
This one fits me perfect and it is super light and airy.
Ready to make one?
Things You Need
1. Two scarves the same.~ They can be different colors but should be the same length.
my scarves measured 6 feet long by 2 feet wide. (Wal-mart $8 dollars a piece )
2. Sewing machine
3. Matching thread
Lay your scarves down, stretched out completely. Find the middle and measure 7 or 8 inches from the middle leaving a 14 to 16 inch gap.
Sew a straight stitch to your first mark then again at your second mark.
Place the garment on you and measure where you want to start sewing under the arms, I used safety pins, not straight pins, so I could keep trying it on. You could also do a straight stitch down from under the arms, I chose a more fitted look, like pictured above. Before you sew it, try it on, that way you can tweak it.
How easy is that?
Now you are ready for the beach runway!
Here is another version,~ which I have to make~ but it is a shirt.
How cute is this.?
Tamara made this on her blog,
If you have not been to her blog, you have to check it out. She makes amazing clothes and jewelry!
Now here is H modeling it for me.
Thank you H.!!
I love you!
Have a wonderful Friday Everyone!!