Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Refashioning a Skirt into a Swimsuit Cover-Up!

So, my darling husband and I are going on our 10 year anniversary trip ALONE to Florida to stay with some friends and be children free for 5 days!! So during my busy summer I realized I probably needed a good swimsuit cover-up for all that quite time I am going to spend on the beach and our friends' boat. So after a few missteps (sometimes refashioning doesn't go as well as planned) I came up with one that is not only wearable but I think a little flirty and comfortable. All it took was an old knit skirt. It is ankle lenght and I liked to wear it with knee high boots in the winter about 7 years ago so it was time to be refashioned.
I cut it in 2 (I tried it on to determine where to cut). And sewed 2 button holes onto the front center for the tie to come out.

And then sewed it back together overlapping about 3/4 inch so that I could string a tie through. I left the edges raw since it is knit and wont fray (and this way I can preserve a little more of the lenght).

And that's all!! It looks allot like some of the cover-ups I see in the stores. I didn't have to alter the width in anyway. If you want to make it a little longer you can sew a piece of fabric on to the inside and you won't have to cut the fabric. And it looks great with your swimsuit!!

 Hope you are having a great summer!!!


  1. So cute! I need to try this. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  2. Very cute! I was confused at first, thinking the top straps were part of the cover up, but they must be part of your bathing suit. Adding straps would make it wearable as a cute summer outfit, too. I just discovered your blog - lots of great ideas!