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 fabric.com), 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 around...so 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...