A few summers ago, I lost my only swim coverup that I actually liked. It was a cream colored silk that was ombre dyed with yellow. Since then I really wanted to make myself a simple swimsuit cover up, so this is the result!
The pattern is self drafted, and I based the shape off of a ready to wear garment from my closet. I like the shirt tail hemline and loose, easy fit. I threw on some pockets even though its in lace because… pockets! I also drafted a large keyhole in the back for easy on + off. Its a very simple drop-shoulder shift shape, came together quick + easy. You could easily achieve the same look by lengthening something like Sew Diy’s Lou Box Top!
The fabric is an eyelet lace I had in my stash – another score from one of my internships. I wanted to do something bright to contrast the white of the lace and add some fun to the cover up so I made bias tape out of this bright lime and teal cotton print I have. I really like the way the bright pop of color contrasts with light girly-ness of the lace.
Fabric: Eyelet Lace
Notions: Small Button, Cotton Bias Tape
Finishes: Serged seams, bias finished edges
Time: less than 2 hrs
Sew it again? Yes, I’d love to make a simple dress out of this pattern.