Friday, May 20, 2011

Swimsuit Cover-up Pizazz

During my weekly Target shopping trip, I picked up a white cotton terrycloth swimsuit cover-up for my daughter along with about $95 worth of other goodies. I never get out of there without spending at least 100 bucks. You too? I love the simplicity and absorbancy of the cover-up but wanted to add a little pizazz to make it worth looking at, ya know?

Found this cute bubbly grosgrain ribbon in my stash and decided to add a few cute details...

like some trim around the hood

and a little "tag" in the seam to mimic those found on adorable boutique clothes.

Finally, this cover-up needed some embroidery. Since I have an embroidery machine I went to work and added a monogram. One of the lovely ladies at Joann Fabrics talked me into a pull-away stabilizer for the embroidery...I usually use an iron on. The verdict is in and I actually prefer the pull away. Way. Easier. To. Use. Period.

Sometimes it's all in the little details. I love this and so does she.

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1 comment:

  1. Love it! Now it's all customized and has that boutique flair. Good job!