02 Jun Beachworthy in a Snap
Ummmmmm………………I bought this bathing suit coverup for one of my daughters in 2009. After trying it on she quickly dismissed it because she thought it looked like a nightgown. I planned to return it to T. J. Maxx but three years later it was still hanging around.
Did I really think this was cute or was I just trying to get by on the cheap? I tried it on last week.
It looks like a nightgown all right, and I look like I’m about to give birth in it.
I packed it and brought it to the beach….. just in case…….. I never know when I’ll be deserted around here, and this morning it was just me and the lonely lab, Sumter. I got out the loaner sewing machine, four pins, a ruler and a pair of scissors.
All it took was removing six inches from the length, splitting the front and attaching the discarded length to the back to use as a tie when needed. Since the bottom edge of this fine garment was unfinished, I didn’t worry about finishing the front or the belt, though I did have to remove the center flower, add an invisible snap, and reposition the flower pedals by hand.
From useless to acceptable in less than an hour.
No couture, but one couture dress is a gracious plenty here on Edisto Island!