Monday, August 1, 2011

Peachy Beachy Cover Up

Well, here it is, August 1st. And next week, it will be Christmas. I keep telling myself that we have a good couple of months of good weather left to enjoy. Lately it's been sunshine city around here so I'm going to love every minute that I can.

When we were in Michigan, my poor white cotton beach cover-up had it's final showing. The side seams were frayed, and it had suntan lotion stains, and well, it had seen better days. Thing is, I loved the style very much, so it was without hesitation that when I saw the Peachy Beachy Pool-side Cover-up FREE pattern (thanks to the good people at Hotpatterns and, I had to make it! It's an almost identical match to my sadly discarded former cover-up.

So here she is, all made up with the cotton crinkle eyelet knit that I bought at Field's Fabrics.

It took about an hour to make. I cut an 18 so that I had plenty of room for boobage, and it ended up being too big, so I had to cut it down in all sorts of places...the shoulder seams, the underarm, the sleeve length. But, I'm happy with it now. Very happy. One of the other things I did was make a solid back instead of drawstring all my new version matches my old cover-up. In other words, it only gathers in the front.

And the last modification? I changed the neckline a bit, so that it was just a straight slant on each side, and no button....again, just like my old girl.

I think I'll make another one! But first I have my sights set on Kwik Sew 3856, which I have been lusting over since seeing Patty's many varieties on her website. I have a pretty cotton silk voile, but not enough for the maxi, which I really, REALLY wanted. So, I'm thinking of just doing a shorter version, which will end up being pretty much like the Peachy Beachy, which leaves me to conclude that I really didn't need to by the Kwik Sew pattern after all...

Unless, of course, I can find more of this fabric.....


  1. Fantastic coverup, Lynne. You are right about the coverup and the KS pattern. And with the coverup, you have all the fitting out of the way! The twins were looking at your pictures and said, That is so pretty, she looks great. Mom, you need a ocverup, too! How was the first day at work?

  2. I love the cover-up - the eyelet knit looks really pretty and will look fresh and cool with everything! You've got me thinking that I need something just like this.

  3. Tee Hee! I made a maxi from the exact same fabric! We'll be matching!! I did a border on my skirts with the KS maxi - could you find something coordinating to stretch that silk/cotton print into a full length maxi??

  4. You are adorable in that beach cover up...I LOVE The look. Just lovely.

  5. I almost bought a remnant of that beautiful fabric at JoAnns just the other day-you could maybe look there online????

  6. So Pretty! Love your new site!
    Angi in Ohio

  7. Wow, I love your modifications. Great ideas and I love the fabric too.
    You should try it in some Liberty of London that is in our Last Chance Sale!
    Or...Oh you will like this ITY Print:

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