Patriotic Swimsuit Cover-up

Added Aug 7, 2009

by anitrasb

Minneapolis, Min...

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Description

Anyone’s who’s seen my Anda dress may have guessed that I’m a fan of red, white, and blue as a color combination. So here I present to you my entry in the Singer Swimsuit Cover-up contest. It’s a terry-cloth shirt dress with military-style applique accents on the front and back. There are also in-seam pockets, which I can’t get enough of (thanks once again for the tutorial BurdaStyle, it changed my life!) Sadly I didn’t get any sort of mention in the contest, but I’m still pretty pleased with the result. :)

Material Notes

Terry cloth, polyester (for appliques), white color snaps on the ends of each of the front appliques

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Swimwear
Style
Beach, Casual
Material
Other, Polyester

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    Aug 11, 2009, 09.28 PMby ejc0307

    What pattern did you use??

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      Aug 12, 2009, 12.14 AMby anitrasb

      I was afraid someone would ask this, because it was such a crazy mishmash! I started with the front of the basic Built By Wendy blouse pattern (the one from Sew U). I cut off the bottom third, repositioned the darts, and changed the front button opening to kind of a deep, thin V-neck. The back of the bodice, sleeves, and the collar are from two other, different patterns—Simplicity? Butterick? Can’t remember now. And the skirt is just a plain old circle skirt. I drafted it using some basic measurements from Weekend Designer as a starting point, adding in a bit more ease than was called for—my model’s pregnant, so I wanted to give her some room to grow! :)

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    Aug 7, 2009, 06.31 PMby leslie

    Great work! I like the vintage-y look!

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    Aug 7, 2009, 05.07 PMby gedwoods

    Nice work! Very original with the appliques!

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    Aug 7, 2009, 04.40 PMby ichigogirl

    Oh, but it’s so pretty! And the pictures too, well done :-)!

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      Aug 11, 2009, 05.16 PMby anitrasb

      Thanks! My friend Nathan does most of my pictures, he’s fantastic!

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    Aug 7, 2009, 04.36 PMby alden

    This is so adorable! I love your style

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      Aug 8, 2009, 03.39 AMby anitrasb

      Thanks Alden! By the way, I’m really enjoying your blog entries. :)

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