Friday, July 30, 2010

Beach Wear B4526 - Halter Coverup and Wrap Skirt

About a month ago, my cousin asked me to make two wrap skirts for her upcoming vacation. I selected Butterick 4526 because the wrap skirt could also convert into a halter coverup. The swimsuit aren't bad either. This patterns includes cup sizes A to D which is always good.

Pattern Description: MISSES’ SWIMSUIT AND WRAP: Lined one piece or two piece swimsuit has neckline variations, front darts, low back and panty shield. A, B: braless. C, D: size A, B or C, D bra cup. Wrap laps in front and ties at back neck.
Pattern Sizing: 6 - 20

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Pretty much. I shorten it by four inches.

Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't read them until after I made two skirts. Lol They are simple.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the style options wrap skirt or halter coverup.

No dislikes.

Fabric Used: Georgette and chiffon from Vogue Fabric.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made a few changes.
- I cut both skirt crosswise as I would not have had enough fabric otherwise.
- It's about four inches shorter.
- The center back was placed on the fold. I didn't see the need to add another seam to this clear skirt. I added a dart for shaping at the waist. This looks better to me.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. I'm going to make myself a few and at least one for my sister. Yes I do recommend it. It's easy to make and you have a few style options.

Conclusion: Quick, easy wrap skirt with a few style options.


  1. Very nice coverup and skirt!

  2. What a fun piece! I especially like the pink version.

  3. I love the beach coverup and I'm thinking that it would make a great layering piece over a strapless or sleeveless "little black dress"

    Great job

  4. Those are so lovely.


  5. Very nice beachwear. She will be stylin' for sure, at the beach, and cabana!

  6. Hi, I just found your blog from your sewing listed on the blog "Field Trips in Fiber" I just read through several of your sewn garments and they are so beautiful. Your work is so amazing and looks lovely on you. I'm so inspired to keep trying. Thanks!

  7. Great work and very fun!I need some of those!

  8. Adorable! I particularly like the pink one. :)

  9. They look awesome! Great job mastering those sheer fabrics!

  10. These are really nice swimsuit covers and I want one too! I love your fabric choices. Do you think it would work well with a light weight gauze too??

  11. Thanks everyone. SewLindaAnn - I'm glad you like my blog and sewing. Please visit again. Feel free to comment or ask questions. Myra-One of the suggested fabrics is gauze. So I think it will work too. Thanks again!

  12. Beautiful! I just made the same Halter Coverup and Wrap Skirt for my niece from a silky floral chiffon fabric. I actually lined it with a solid black chiffon, as she wanted to wear it out with some dressy sandals. You are a wonderful seamstress! I learn so much from you everything I visit your blog!

    Patricia in Texas



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