Seersucker is one of my favorite summer fabrics! It’s so lightweight and carefree. I love the stripes and nautical feel. I made this swim cover-up to coordinate with my yellow polka dot swimsuit. The fabric is this black and white seersucker from fabric.com.
Add 2″ to center front seam to allow for gathering. Add 1/2″ ease to shoulder and armhole for a looser fit. Lower neckline so it slips over easily. Lengthen side seam to desired length. Do the same thing to the back pattern piece except don’t add 2″ at the center back seam. Drop the neckline, but not quite so drastically.
Ready to sew?
Gather the top 6″ of the blouse with two rows of baste stitching.
If you open it up, you’re sleeve will look like this:
Fold it back up and assemble the side seam. Then add ease stitching at the top and insert your sleeve. It’s that easy…no edge finishing!
To make the little cinched empire waist detail, cut two strips, 2″ by 6″.
Stack them and round the corners.
Then sew them together, leaving a 1 1/2″ opening. Use pinking shears to trim the extra seam allowance.
Then gather below the waist with a line of basting.
And sew the little detail placket on top.
Add some buttons and hit the pool!
We took a picture in the baby pool as a joke. (And yes, I need a tan!)
So what do you think? All-you-can-eat crab/ beach worthy? My favorite part is the green buttons. I love that color.
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