Hot! The “Cool Green” Cover-Up

The Facts

  • Fabric: gray-green jersey
  • Pattern: Tutorial from Bored & Crafty
  • Year: 2011
  • Notions: thread
  • Time to complete: 1 hour
  • First worn: July 14, 2012
  • Wear again?: Yes
  • Total price: $0

I so wanted to try a playsuit for this challenge, as that was almost the only thing I could think of that I was “missing” from my wardrobe (not that having a playsuit is really a necessity in my world), but time and fabric constraints bid me look elsewhere. I’ve been wanting a beach cover-up for years  (one that actually covered me up rather than being made of mesh or netting of some sort). I happened to remember this fact when I finished my Deep Woods dress for last week and thought about what to bring to camp. I had little time to spare (because I still had to work and pack, of course) and so I Googled “easy beach cover up tutorial” and found this. Looks pretty easy to me! Using a knit made it even easier. I didn’t bother hemming the edges at all. Comfy, breezy, and perfect for the beach at Lake Louise!


Erin Bartels

Erin is a copywriter by day, a novelist by night, and a wife, mother, dressmaker, quilter, zoo docent, painter, poet, and photographer in between. She only gets paid for the copywriting.


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  1. Ah, now this is great Erin, I love it! and that colour? you’ve found your colour. Easy, breezy, perfect!

  2. This looks great on you. What a smart and simple pattern! I agree with Kazz, the color looks great on you.

  3. That does look like the perfect easy cover-up. Great job!

  4. Sometimes simplicity is key! This really makes a cute coverup! Well done.