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« on: July 22, 2009 10:40:25 AM »

Hey!  I don't think I've ever posted anything in this particular board, if I have it's been a while.  Y'all make some great stuff on here though, so I wanted to share my bathing suit cover-ups to see what y'all think.  I made them for the Singer cover-up contest on Flickr.  If you haven't heard about it, you can read about it here http://www.craftzine.com/swimsuitcoverup/.  It's almost over though, the deadline is Thursday.

Anyway, you can enter three different cover ups, so I did.

I just finished this one.  If they hadn't extended the deadline it would've never made it in.  I have a love/hate relationship with these round neck shirts.  I love the way they look, but hate to make them.  This one actually came out pretty well though.







This one was really simple.  The bottom is made from a vintage bed sheet and the lace hem was already on the sheet, which saved an extra step.  That's always a good thing!





This last one is actually reconstructed but I didn't really want to make a whole different post for it.  Hope that's ok.  It was originally an xxl men's dress shirt, but I used two rows of shirring to gather it at the top, in front and back, and took in the sides a little.  It also has rolled hems around the neckline and armholes, and this is the first time I have attempted that.  I think I'll use a rolled hem more often now that I know how though.





Thanks for looking!  I would love to know what y'all think, good or bad.  Good luck to any of you who also entered the contest!
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009 10:54:18 AM »

those are super cute! I'm glad you posted as I've been trying to find a cute cover-up for my bikini.
can you actually wear them to swim in?
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2009 10:54:50 AM »

I LOVE the first one. The colors are great together! I wouldn't even wait to go to the beach/pool to wear it; I'd wear it as a shirt!
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2009 11:13:50 AM »

wow, those are really great, i love the cherry- one Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2009 12:19:10 PM »

Love them!!  The pink and blue seagull is my fav.
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2009 12:21:50 PM »

Thanks everyone!  I don't know if you could actually swim in them.  They are all cotton, so they would absorb water, but they are kinda thin so they probably wouldn't soak up too much.  I don't think they would hold up to too much chlorine though.  

I will definitely be wearing the first two as shirts.  I made them so that I would be able to, since I don't actually get to go swimming much.  The last one actually looks really cute with a belt too.  I can't wear them yet though.  The first prize winner has to send their cover-up in to be photographed.  I'm such a klutz that I'd spill something on one of them and then it would actually win. lol
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