Peachy Beachy Poolside Coverup
Now that I have my swimsuit for this summer sorted, it was time to begin thinking about a cover up. I knew basically what I wanted but wasn't sure where to find the pattern or what fabric I would use. I did a bit of online research and came across Hot Patterns Peachy Beachy Poolside Cover up which as an added bonus is free!
The next step was to find some fabric. I stress the word find, because I also wanted this to be a stash busting exercise if possible. I came across a rather size able piece of red crepe type fabric that I had procured on one of my op shop trips. For the record my op shop trips have not been nearly as lucrative recently so my op shop stash is starting to reduce in size considerably.
What I like particularly about this pattern is that it is sized. This means the cover up is more like a dress than a sacky type of cover up. I am more than okay with that!
To finish the ties I found some coloured plastic beads in my stash
that I threaded onto the tie. The plastic button closure was also rescued so all in all this was a very inexpensive project to sew up.
I am pretty happy with the resulting dress/cover up, it is extremely comfortable and easy to wear and it doesn't look too shabby either!