…and my final summer-themed tutorial of 2014?
A fab lil’ swimsuit robe!
Wheeee! Let’s get makin’!
Grab a large lightweight scarf (mine measured 2m x 1m)
slice off a length from the bottom for the belt, hem up the raw edge & set aside
fold the remaining scarf in half lengthwise, lay on a flat surface & measure about 25cm down from the fold & mark with a pin (this will soon be your sleeve – for a larger armhole simply increase the measurement). Repeat on the other side then stitch straight down from your pins on each side to create your sleeves
chop straight up the middle of the front
slice out your desired neckline shape
hem up all of the raw edges
you could simply add some belt loops but I decided to create a different look with some belt holes:
using my cozy old bathrobe belt loop position as a general guide I measured 15cm down from the underarms of my beach robe & opened up the seams a bit
stitched down the edges of the holes
and popped my belt through one hole and out the other