Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Swimsuit Cover-up

Leaving my sewing machine I flew into Italy. A few months after arrival I purchased a machine. It sure is better then hand-stitching everything. Unfortunately it was reasonable priced beginners machine.

I have been using it for about two years now. A few days ago I stumbled upon this website. And what do you know they are having a contest in which the winner will receive a new Singer sewing machine!!

With this in mind I took a stroll in the mercato early Saturday morning. I purchased two silk scarves, one is green with a white floral print, the other is more of a medium green with a wonderful texture of pleating! Both are nice because they have that sheer wispy feel!

My only thought is to construct a swimsuit cover which can be worn during a brunch, then removed to enjoy the beach. After some research, which I have included some of my favorite summer 2009 designs.

I began cutting and draping. My goal is to win that new machine!

Wish me luck! Off I go!


Jean Paul Gaultier- Soleil

Missoni Mare

Emilio Pucci

Photos- http://www.yoox.com/

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  1. Good luck! I hope you win the sewing machine!

  2. Love the pucci and gaultier.

    I'd love to see photos of your finished work!

  3. GOOD LUCK!!! I just purchased a new Viking after using an old Singer for 27 years...I am in sewing Heaven!!!!

  4. Good luck!! I would like to see your cover up when you're finished.

  5. I went swimming yesterday and soo need a cover up!

  6. I don't sew much, but when I do it's by hand. For some reason the bobbins don't like me (;

    Good luck on the contest!!

  7. I hope you win that new sewing machine!

  8. Thanks for all the comments and well wishes! I will post the photo of my cover-up early next week. It is also time I submitted it for the contest!