When I saw people posting tutorials about swimsuit cover-ups I knew I wanted to make one for Lillian. This way, she can keep the towel wrapped around her after swimming. There were a few that I found that I liked, but ultimately, I decided to go with the tutorial from Prudent Baby.
I did make a few changes though, such as adding more snaps to the straps, just using the towel for the outside instead of other fabric, and adjusting the size a little because Lillian is so small. Other than that, I followed the tutorial, oh, except for making square corners and not curved ones.
Both Lillian and I love purple so it was nice that I had this older towel to use and fabric that matched. I made my own binding (see my tutorial here), but you could just as easily buy some. Like I mentioned in my hooded towel free pattern, working with towels can be kind of messy. Also, cutting through the towel isn’t the easiest, but it’s manageable.
I have discovered that sewing on binding and I do not mix. For some reason, I just can’t seem to get it to look as good as I would like. You can’t tell in the pics so that must mean you can’t really tell at all, unless of course you are really inspecting my work. I figured the more I did it the better I would get, but so far, that has not proven to be true!
I tried really hard to get pictures of Lillian wearing this, but she refuses. I’m guessing after we go swimming she will wear it, but I didn’t want to wait even longer for a picture. So instead, you get a picture of her being silly and sitting on it while we are trying to get a picture of it.
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