I've wanted to do a beach cover-up for a while, so here goes..!
I bought the scarf at an Op shop as I always see them and feel they need to be loved again and given a second lease on life! Next time I would find one that was a bit heavier, or courser, but it was very pretty and it did work, it was just a bit harder to work with then necessary. I would recommend spending a bit more on this important piece of your cover up whether it be some fair trade, eco friendly material or a quality vintage scarf, you will be glad you did.
I thought some crochet edging would go really well with it and so I made some... just between you and me, it might'v e been the main reason for this project.
Its a very basic shell pattern as I wanted to be able to whip it up without worrying about learning a new pattern and making mistakes.
It's also the thickest cotton you can buy as I've never used the super thin cotton.
Pretty happy with the result, I think it could've been lighter and more delicate to match the material but really it still worked. Don't stress the small stuff.
So the next day I went about putting it together, I cut a T in the centre of the scarf, and with the help of my 2 year old, hemmed the edges. I then sewed some edging around the shoulders and front with a chain tie on each side... um like this.. I used a small zigzag stitch. It seemed right.
It's pretty basic but that's what I was after.
I then put it on to measure the where the sides go where said 2 year announced "Mummy very Pretty!"
Sew then up and ta-da
And for my second attempt...