Friday, December 31, 2010

Swimsuit Coverup Update

The swimsuit coverup is complete, and I'm very pleased with the results.   I will also be posting my first review on pattern review.  I've been a member for several months now, but haven't posted a review.  This will be my first review.

Pattern Review
Loose fitting, unlined Jacket. I made this as a swimsuit cover up.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, but surprised the instructions did not include stay stitching the neckline to prevent stretching.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Easy Pattern, nice for knits and wovens.
Fabric Used: Multi-coloured lightweight woven slightly sheer batiste like fabric
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
No design changes were made.
Small change made to the construction of the ties. Because the fabric I used frayed quite easily, folding under the edge was difficult. Decided to knot the end instead.
Also stay stitched the neckline and hems to prevent stretching and distortion
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes
Conclusion: Would Recommend this pattern.

On another note; here's the results of a Christmas Eve project I worked on.  A 3D puzzle, how cool is that!


  1. The cover-up looks fabulous!

  2. Terrific cover up! Surfer girl will love wearing that to the cabana! That puzzle looks like a good brain game!

  3. Love the beach cover-up and that is a neat puzzle. I'm sure that took a little time! Happy New Year!

  4. Is this a pattern you purchased or did you make this pattern? I have been looking ALL OVER for a pattern like this and haven't been able to find it. If you wouldn't mind telling me where you found this - that would be great! Thanks!

  5. Thanks, It's Butterick 5224