Swimsuit Cover-Up

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When I saw people posting tutorials about swimsuit cover-ups I knew I wanted to make one for Lillian.  This way, she can keep the towel wrapped around her after swimming.  There were a few that I found that I liked, but ultimately, I decided to go with the tutorial from Prudent Baby.

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I did make a few changes though, such as adding more snaps to the straps, just using the towel for the outside instead of other fabric, and adjusting the size a little because Lillian is so small.  Other than that, I followed the tutorial, oh, except for making square corners and not curved ones.

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Both Lillian and I love purple so it was nice that I had this older towel to use and fabric that matched.  I made my own binding (see my tutorial here), but you could just as easily buy some.  Like I mentioned in my hooded towel free pattern, working with towels can be kind of messy.  Also, cutting through the towel isn’t the easiest, but it’s manageable.

I have discovered that sewing on binding and I do not mix.  For some reason, I just can’t seem to get it to look as good as I would like.  You can’t tell in the pics so that must mean you can’t really tell at all, unless of course you are really inspecting my work.  I figured the more I did it the better I would get, but so far, that has not proven to be true!

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I tried really hard to get pictures of Lillian wearing this, but she refuses.  I’m guessing after we go swimming she will wear it, but I didn’t want to wait even longer for a picture.  So instead, you get a picture of her being silly and sitting on it while we are trying to get a picture of it.

Linked to We Did It Wednesday

4 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for stopping by crafting zuzzy and your kind words about my shorts! This purple towel wrap turned out adorable. I am going to have to make one my little girl! Your blog, especially your “Where I buy supplies,” page is amazing.

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