Upcraft Club is holding a photo contest with the theme ‘High Fructose’. My kids needed some summer clothes, and I love bright colours, so this was the perfect motivation!
The first garment I made was a swimsuit coverup for the beach. I used the Sisboom Tobago for the pattern. It is a simple, bias cut top and dress without any closures. As always, sewing Sisboom patterns is a pleasure! I appreciate the many options even for a simple dress: two necklines, tie closure for the smaller sizes, and multiple lengths. I wish I did add a bit more length (I choose one in the middle; my model was at school!), but it can be passed down to her younger sister.
The Tobago is drafted for cotton wovens, but I used an unconventional fabric for this project! I picked up this beautiful towel from IKEA recently, and it was the perfect material for this garment. This is size 5/6 and I used less than half of the full size beach towel. I used some scraps of white cotton woven for the facing as I though the toweling would be a bit bulky.
The notched neckline is a sweet detail, and allows the coverup to go easily over her head.
Perfect for after a swim (ok, so no swimming in April in northern Canada quite yet!) and for playing along the water with her brother. You also get a sneak peak of his newest outfit; come back here tomorrow for way more pictures and all the details!