I hope you don't think I am beating a dead horse with my swimsuit refashions.
Anyway, I took the skirt off that old ugly swimsuit and made a new cover-up.
I started by measuring my waist and pinning the skirt together to so that it was the correct length around. Since I had cut the skirt up to use in other projects I needed to add an extra seam down the front.
Just like with the bottoms I made I needed to sew a casing (1/4 in) to put in the elastic waist.
I used the same procedure as the bottoms by turning the top over and pinning in place. I cut the elastic to the same length as the waistband of the bottoms.
After sewing the casing I ripped out the side seam and started feeding the elastic through.
Once the elastic was all the way around, and the skirt waist smoothed I sewed the ends of the elastic together securely.
Smooth the elastic into the waist and then sew up the side seam and you have yourself a new swimsuit cover-up.
And to think I have one of these that I paid full price for at a Department store. This one works just as well and was only fractions of the price!
Who new you could do so much with one thrifted swimsuit!!