Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Peek-A-Boo Lace Swimsuit Cover-up

This past weekend, we went on a quick jaunt down to Palos Verdes' Terranea Resort.  With swimming pools in every direction, I thought it'd be the perfect time to try out an old Victoria's Secret swimsuit cover-up that I'd picked up precisely for this sort of poolside occasion (15 years ago).  Not a great idea. Not only did the cover-up look like a sack of potatoes, this solid mass of crinkled silk trapped the heat like one, too, and left me feeling like I was stuck in an oven. This thing looked great, but it needed ventilation, and fast. So with the fog rolling out and the kids bouncing on the bed, I thought I'd break this classic shift up with the most feminine form of ventilation - a lace panel. The result was a comfortable, stylish redux. And a great weekend under the sun.

1.  Cut a panel out of the back side of dress.

2.  The crinkling makes this look like it's "v"ing but it's straight.

Open back.

Place lace in the slit.
Cut the lace to the desired width.  Stitch in place with a simple straight hand-stitch.

And here it is in the back.
Or the front.
Heading for the pool!

1 comment:

Maegan Tintari said...

I love it! That last shot is SPECTACULAR!