Modkid Hailey Misses Cover Up

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

I am finally getting to the place where I enjoy sewing for myself. I am still rather intimidated by certain garments (umm... pants), but I am able to fill some voids in my wardrobe with things I will actually wear. Temps in Texas hit triple digits early this year, so a swim coverup will get tons of use as the girls and I make the walk down the block to our neighborhood pool. The Modkid Hailey Misses (affiliate link) pattern is the perfect easy-to-wear style for a coverup!

I went with the tunic length adding a couple inches for my height for the perfect balance between coverage and coolness.  

The only other Modkid Hailey Misses I made was during testing. I realized I needed to adjust for my lower bust apex by lengthening the bodice. Now, the shirring falls just under the bust line as it should. Shirring with elastic thread is a cinch. It gives the Hailey pattern a more fitted shape without the tightness an elastic casing might. I did a shirring tutorial over on the Modkid blog if you are looking for extra tips. 

The eyelet fabric is light and summery, just what I need in the heat. 

Binding the neckline in knit gives a soft finish. This binding method is another tutorial found on the Modkid blog. 

I'm pretty excited about my new sunglasses too. I recently discovered Blue Planet Eyewear has free shipping and returns. Since I already love the Blue Planet Visualize Change program which donates one pair of corrective glasses to those in need for every frame purchased, I’ve become an ambassador. So, with this link and code Courtney20 you can grab these great shades for 20% off!! I’m wearing the Andiz in crystal clear. The zebra wood temples and pink lenses really pop!

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