I’m excited to share my newest free pdf pattern, a Kimono Swim Suit Cover Up, with you today!
We have a beach vacation coming up, and I wanted to make a new cover up to wear around the pool.
I’ve been seeing these Kimono style tops and cover-ups all over the place and wanted to make one for myself. I’d planned on using the leftover fabric from the maxi dress I made for my daughter last week, but I was about a quarter yard short.
Since I had already special ordered the coordinating purple lace for the other fabric, I had to make a mad dash to the fabric store to find something else that would work. (I found 2, and took a poll on facebook– so if you chimed in, thanks! I might use the original leftover fabric on a cover-up for my missy!)
You will love how easy this is to make. It’s basically just the shoulder and side seams, plus a few hems, and you’re done!
The cover-up is one size fits most, (I typically wear a medium) and as you can see it is fairly generous and flowy. You can shorten or lengthen the cover up to your taste and if you are very slender I included guides where you can adjust the pattern width. (Just cut the pattern down the middle lengthwise and overlap by a couple of inches. You will need to redraw the bottom hem slightly.)
The suggested fabric type is a flowy, lightweight knit, polyester rayon, (something you can wash) chiffon or gauze.
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