At the end of the Ya Ya show in Beaver Dam, I told Mary I was going to come out on stage wearing a swimsuit (one I'd recently Frankensewed).
However...as I was changing into that final outfit, I just could not put the audience through the trauma of seeing my cellulite-y thighs...so I whimped out and wore a pair of exercise shorts over my suit.
So, it is no surprise that I don't have an actual picture of me wearing a swimming suit...but swim COVER UPS were a big part of this year's Ya Ya show -- and this is one of my favorites.
|It's basically a towel with two slits for your arms.|
|Of course, I am using scraps of t-shirt knit. It's lightweight, it won't ravel, and it's so pliable..|
|I wanted the final slit to be 10 inches...so I serged a 10" dart into the middle of the piece of knit.(it was easier than measuring and marking)|
|I sewed around my serged "dart"|
|Then, I used a seam ripper to cut the slit in the towel.|
|Then, I cut away the "t-shirt dart".|
|Turned the t-shirt fabric to the back side of the towel...and ironed it in place, using some fusible hem tape.|
|Then, I stitched around the slit.|
|The final step was to cut away the excess t-shirt fabric...|
|Lilly LOVES it. Warren?? Well -- he cannot be in a picture nowadays without making some crazy face. I think he's just going through a Donald Trump phase...|