Our first beach trip is happening in two days, so I better get cracking.
I read this fun blog recently The Slapdash Sewist. I like the way she dives into projects and works out the problems as she goes. So, that is the spirit in which I approached this project.
Now, here is how I thought things would go as I whipped this thing up. First it is a size Large and I should probably wear a Medium, but I figured ... it's a beach cover up, if it's big, no problem, I'll do some clever things with the stripes AND, I'll just dive in and sew!!!!
I tried it on and HATED it. I won't even show a photo of me in it, it made me look super dowdy. But, here it is on my form.
But now ... what to do? What to do? I have very little fabric left. I considered a solid black yoke, but don't like that. I'm going to see what I can do with the scraps left.
Now, zig zag on the trim, serge seams, sew up hem and it's ready for the beach.
I just read an article by Cynthia Rowley about how she travels all over the world with her husband and two daughters and never checks any luggage. I'm seriously thinking about how I can do that this summer. I will keep you posted.