Poolside Fun in a Towel Coverup

SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE so it must be time for a Pool Side Beach Party blog tour hosted by Deb (Sprouting Jube Jube) and Ula (lulu & celeste).  My contribution is a swimsuit coverup made from a beach towel using the ModKid Hailey pattern.

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The beach towel is from Wal-mart and cost less than $5 and was just enough for a size 7 Hailey tunic length.  I pulled bright yellow woven fabric from my stash for the beach cover up ruffle on the bottom.  To finish the neckline and the sleeves, I used 1/2″ store bought binding.  The empire waist is gathered with 1″ elastic sewn down with 3  rows of stitching.

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Because this swim cover up worked up so easy and looks so good, I went back and bought more terry cloth beach towels to sew up a few more coverups for my daughter’s swim friends.  So stayed tuned – more to come!

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And now for the blog tour GOODIES!


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www.From-a-Box 2015 His & Hers Outfits

Springtime His & Hers Outfits… Ready for Easter!

My Granny would say “I didn’t know you could do that!”.  She said this when she was impressed with what you did.  It was a high compliment from her.

My last project was definitely worthy of my Granny’s “I didn’t know you could do that!”  I made coordinating fancy spring outfits for my daughter and her friend.  The boy’s trousers and vest had welt pockets!!!  I heard my Granny from heaven saying to me “I didn’t know you could do that!”….. well Granny, I didn’t know I could make welt pockets either, but I can!

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Girls Bundle Up Valentine Dress

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The Girls Bundle Up Pattern sale is ON! where you can get PDF patterns for girls at a special price.  Go HERE to see the selection.

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And this Bundle Up features the NEW Rachel Dress Pattern by Modkid – this is Modkid by Patty Young!  She is on my list of pattern designers to sew this year!  This is like a super-double-score!

I stitched up the Rachel Dress for Valentine’s Day… another score, cause that means my 5 year old is already ready for the Preschool Friendship Party.  (see last year’s dress HERE – it was stitched up the night before the party)