Monday, July 11, 2011

Life's A Beach!

My bathing beach beauty!

Pattern: McCall's 6317, view B

Fabric: 1 yard of knit "BEACH" terry, purchased from Ressy's co-op a few years ago. So wonderfully easy to match up the print, and it pressed great, too.

Modifications: Sizing was great (I traced the 7, knowing I'll likely be using this patten again and again). I placed the CF on a fold, eliminating the front button placket. (Buttonholes in a knit? On a swim cover-up? Nope.) I used skinny elastic in the casing, instead of creating a tie, and used a strip of scrap to tie a bow and tack it to the front. Lastly, the pattern says to do a 5/8" narrow hem around the neck and the bottom of the skirt, but I serged the edge and folded the 5/8" over once, stitching it down was easier, being a knit. I left the served edge exposed at the skirt hem (it's a swim cover-up. Did I mention that?)

Overall: Winner!!! A nice and easy (rainy day) quickie project that will definitely serve it's purpose. She loves it, and I am always happy to sew something she likes.


Gail said...

Wonderful summer dress to throw on. Your little girl just oozes personality.

KID, MD said...

So cute! She's adorable.

Summerset said...

Smart idea - and looks beach ready!

Bunny said...

Give that child some sand! She looks darling and so ready for the waves.

Big in Japan said...

Yep, I'd say winner!