DIY: No Sew Swim Cover Up

When I was a kid I used to get a little sad after the 4th of July because to me it meant we were half way through out Summer break. But never fear, even though we’ve half way through Summer there’s still plenty of time left to play by the pool or at the beach. Here’s an easy way to make a no sew swim cover up perfect for those last days of Summer.

These best thing about this project is that you can pick any color or print fabric to match your swimsuit. I, of course inspired by this photo of my fashion icon Ms. Diana Ross, like to lounge around the pool in sequins. I could wear sequins ever day of my life is I was able to. It’s my believe that life is always better if you’re wearing sequins. Ms. Ross proved this when she hit the stage in 1983 in Central Park and gave the performance of her life… in the rain… in a red sequins jumpsuit. Pure magic! Click here to watch. (PS: This concert was literally days before I was born… obviously a sequin celebration of my arrival!)

Grab a large piece of fabric about 8 feet in height and 2 feet in length. Fold the fabric in half and cut off the bottom three inches to use as a belt. Then cut a “V” shape at the fold for your head to fit through and cut 2 slits in the middle of the fabric about a foot apart from each other. These slits will become the belt loops.

Pair this cover up with a pair of wedges and it instantly transforms into the perfect maxi dress.

Warning: Wearing sequins in the sun may cause others to be blinded by your beauty…Tell ’em to put on a pair of sunglasses!


21 responses

  1. l

    that is fabulous!

    July 14, 2011 at 9:16 am

  2. Regina

    I so love this!!! I’m on m way to te fabric store right now to make this!!!

    July 14, 2011 at 9:20 am

  3. This is sooooooooo chic!!!


    July 14, 2011 at 9:46 am

  4. lovely!!!!

    July 14, 2011 at 10:34 am

  5. omg im making this today!!!!!!!!!

    July 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm

  6. This is so cute and chic. I’m going to Miami in August, and have to try this DIY. Great post! XO

    July 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm

  7. i love it! So simple yet so impressive! I agree! Life is definitely better wearing sequins! 😀

    July 14, 2011 at 3:26 pm

  8. Gorgeous! I’m totally pinning this!

    July 14, 2011 at 8:25 pm

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  10. Okk I love your blog already! This dress is fabulous!

    July 15, 2011 at 5:46 pm

  11. gorgeous!

    July 22, 2011 at 6:27 am

  12. Wow, this is so beautiful and looks really simple to make! Well done!

    July 25, 2011 at 11:35 am

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  15. Brilliant! I’ve been looking to do this for ages. Thank you for sharing it.

    January 14, 2012 at 5:09 pm

  16. czech-girl

    It´s so amazing 🙂 I love yours blog. I´v been reading it for few minutes an your style is so interesting 🙂 Sorry for my english, I´m from Czech Republic 🙂

    May 1, 2012 at 10:07 am

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  18. Looks great!

    June 28, 2012 at 3:42 am

  19. oh, please pleas tell me where you got the fabric! it’s fab!

    July 12, 2012 at 7:12 am

    • I purchased it at Michael Levine’s in Downtown LA. You can use a swimsuit type fabric or a fun terry cloth to really soak up the water!

      July 17, 2012 at 8:19 am

  20. I love Michael Levine’s! What a great idea and I love that it is no-sew! Stopping by from Pinterest to say hi 🙂

    August 12, 2012 at 11:30 pm

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