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Friday, May 6, 2011

Swimsuit Cover Up

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!!


  1. Anne! You're so awesome! Thanks so much for mentioning Etcetorize. I love your version of the cover-up. I'll definitely be looking for some big scarves to make one too. Have a great weekend~

  2. Really gorgeous!! I want one! I even had a matching bathing suit once!! (it's destroyed now... but still!). You're amazing! :)

  3. GAWWSH FRIEND!!! YOU ARE AMAZING! It came out great!!!

  4. OMGAWD that is adorable Anne :)

  5. Fan-freakin-tastic!!! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing, I will definitely be sewing this. My only question, how durable is it? Did you sew the seams once or twice?

  6. You are great darling. The tunic is fanastic.:)

  7. this looks amazing! great job.

  8. You are rocking the summer looks!! Great job!!!

  9. Anne, once again girl you've come up with a great project!! I might just have to make stop by WalMart tomorrow and see if/what kind of scarfs they have :)

  10. Great cover up! and another lovely easy tutorial!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  11. This is really great! Better than some in the stores!

  12. Wow, it is very nice cover ups. I also got many beach cover ups uk here. It offers huge varieties.

  13. The dress is fantastic really great work and can be try at home easily thanks for sharing
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  14. The dress is fantastic really great work and can be try at home easily thanks for sharing bikini cover ups uk

  15. Great post.
    Amazing pictures. The main purpose of swimsuit is mainly for fashion wear with comfortable feel. you can buy comfortable plus size swimwear nz

  16. Thanks for sharing nice information about beach cover ups with us. i glad to read this post.


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