This simple swimsuit cover up can be finished in less than an hour and is so breathable yet stylish. You can use any fabric you have lying around.
I found this piece of silk on dharma trading on clearance and knew it would be perfect for making into something to wear! It was so soft and breathable I immediately thought of summer. It would have been beautiful in it’s natural white but I decided to dye it using logwood first. If you’d like a DIY on how I got this color, I’d love to share that too! Just let me know!
This simple pattern I created was inspired by tunic’s my mother brought back to me from India. It is a simple pattern but lays well on almost every body type. It is easy on and off, exactly how you’d like a swimsuit cover to be!
What you need for your silk swimsuit cover up
- 1 piece of fabric 30″ x 80″
- Matching Thread
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Start by folding your piece of fabric so that the 30″ sides are together making a two sided 30″x40″ rectangle.
Pin the folded fabric together 14″ below the folded edge.
Sew along this edge all the way to the bottom portion of the fabric on both sides. I surged it but you could easily sew it as well.
At this point I decided to leave the edges raw. It has a really nice look to it with the crepe silk. I cut a small curve in the center of the fold for where my head would go. I used a cardigan of mine for the pattern here.
I then cut the front side just a little bit lower so that it would scoop a bit lower and so I could get my head through it!
I turned it right side out and was all done! I loved the way this fell over my darling swim suit from Cleo Madison! They are always getting new styles and I honestly love every single one. She also has insanely cute and modest dresses!