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.

16 comments:

  1. Very nice coverup and skirt!

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

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  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
    Christiana
    sewamusing.blogspot.com

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  4. Those are so lovely.

    Trudy
    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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??

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  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!
    C

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  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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