Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Creative Swimsuit Cover-ups/Soma Swimsuit Sew Along Begins

My first sew along post for the Soma Swimsuit from Papercut Patterns is up on the Sew News blog and you can find it HERE. I took a few liberties with the pattern, but it all worked out great in the end. So if you are thinking that you might like to make a suit this summer, be sure to check out the posts.

Have you ever found yourself at a hotel wanting to go to the pool and yet you have nothing to throw over your suit? I have! Even as a child, I was uncomfortable walking to the pool in nothing but my suit. I've borrowed a t-shirt from my husband, wrapped a towel around me, used the bathrobe provided by the hotel. They all do the job, but none provide the lovely, well put together look that I strive for. So since we are talking swimsuits over the next few weeks with the Soma Swimsuit sew along, I thought we would also talk about some fun cover-ups. 

I've done a number of Fabulous Free Pattern Friday pieces that are perfect for cover-ups.

The Magic Jacket
This piece is nothing but a big rectangle, and the pattern works well with border prints. You can find the instructions HERE.

The Flutter Top
This is made with 2 simple rectangles. The tie adds a little interest around the waistline and gives it a little more shape. Make it a little longer and it will take you from the pool to drinks at the bar, or a casual dinner. You can find the instructions HERE

The Easy Breezy Top
If you have a fun border print that would coordinate with your suit, this piece would be fun. The open sleeves help keep you cool and add interest. You can find the instructions HERE

Caught In A Wave
Wear it with or without a belt, either way you'll look super cute. You can find the tutorial HERE.

The Magic Rectangle Dress
Whether you take it a step further and do the ruching on the shoulders, or just leave it plain, the Magic Rectangle Dress is easy to slip on and will always look cute over any suit. See the tutorial HERE.

Hope that helps to get your creative ideas flowing!

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  1. I totally feel the same way walking in my suit to the pool or beach! I just came back from our beach vacation and I love to throw over a simple dress (I will post one soon on my blog) or shorts and a shirt...
    I love your throw on pieces shown above so much, especially the easy breezy one (I just love border print).
    I can't wait to see the dress version of your papavero frenzy blouse! :-)
    Greetings from Germany! :-)

    1. The easy beeezy top would look super cute on you! I pair mine with skirts, pants and tights.

    2. Fabulous.....who would want a towel when you can make these.
      Always inspirational and beautiful Rhonda.

  2. These are so lovely! Is that beach in Galveston? Let me know if you ever come back to Texas.

    1. That's Galveston! Not sure when I'll be able to make it down. Hopefully sooner than later, but will let you know :)

  3. What FAB pictures of you! You look amazing in EVERYTHING!
    Hugs, Joy