Monday, July 20, 2009

This Thursday!!

This coming Thursday is the last day for the extended deadline for the Singer/Craftzine Swimsuit Cover-up Contest! I am in great need of a new sewing machine, which is the main prize! I am keeping my fingers crossed!

This is the first cover-up that I made. I thought it would be more of a challenage if I converted scarves into cover-ups. The characteristics of these lovely summer scarves are just want I was looking for. Something, fresh, and wispy!

This was the first cover-up I constructed for the contest. I used a pleated sheer scarve and a silk square one with a floral print. I entirely draped this one, I used the printed floral scarve on the bias, to stay close to the body. I was also able to play with the printed design as well. Here you can see the front view.

Back View

For easy wear and removal, I used a separating zipper on the right side seam. All the hems are finished off by a hand-stitched rolled hem. I love how it just flows!

This are the two scarves used for the second one:

The first one is made of a linen-silk blend It contains lovely stripes to play with! The second I just thought was amazing. I had to incorporate it into my cover-up! It is a lovely silk scarve with asian crain motif. I think most likely printed then hand-painted, I purchased it for two euros at the Saturday morning mercato.

Here you can see the front and the back. I flat-patterned the top, which then determined what the skirt portion would be. It is a wrap cover-up, the ties come from the sides and tie at the front. This again contains easy wear and removal.

On the top portion I wanted to play with the stripes. The bust pieces match up perfectly with the armscye pieces. It contains and open back.

So those are my two enteries! It was a very enjoyable project!

We shall see what happens this week!

P.S. Oh! Thanks so much to my wonderful model. It does wonders on a person rather than my dress form!

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  1. Good luck with the contest. I cant wait to see what happens

  2. Wow! Both cover ups are very pretty. I love the first one as it looks very romantic:)
    Good Luck!

  3. Well done...I love them both..but partial to the first ;-) good luck!!!

  4. What a cute cover up! Just a novel idea using scarves!

  5. Crossing my fingers for you!!! You are already a winner in our blogging hearts ;-)

  6. Thank you for the wonderful comments. Janet, you are so sweet! Thanks!

  7. OH wow, it is a darling cover up! Good luck!