Towel Kimono Cover Up

I've seen towel cover ups-but they usually don't have sleeves and I knew my little girl would freeze if I made her one.  My little girl gets cold if there is a slight breeze or if she is in the shade (I think the shade thing is a psychological thing.)  I wanted her swimsuit cover to have sleeves a hood and a good length.  My other thought was to use what I had.  I have a big stack of "rag" towels--not plush enough to use and may have a stain or bleach spot. 
Using one of her shirts I added some room on the side and sleeves--next time I would make the sleeves a bit wider
Cut out two (front and back)
Cut the front down the middle
I didn't take pictures of the sewing process--
  • sew shoulders seams
  • sew sides and under arm seams
  • add hood (hand towel cut to neck garment measurement)
  • add ruffles (hem & sleeve)
  • add bias tape
  • sew button holes
  • sew buttons
  • Photoshoot!

 She requested that it had buttons so she would not be immodest.


Paula said...

So you think if I were to make this that the sleeves should be rounded into? Every time I make sleeves like this they totally bunch up at the armpit and the kid can't lift their arms. looks simple enough. Did you use a separate towel for the hood? What size towel did you use?

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Oh MY Heavens!!! This is more than amazing! I'm so glad you linked this up! I will be featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com in a few days! I want one for myself!!!

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Karen said...

I love the ruffles and big purple buttons. How fashionable is that!

KJ said...

I just saw your project featured at Someday Crafts. This is wonderful. I love how you used, umm, how do you say the non-spa towels for this project. Great reuse.

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

That is too cute! I might need to make one of those.

MJ said...

Found you via Someday Crafts, I love this robe! The ruffles are so cute :) Well done!!

casserole said...

That's SO cute!!! I love the ruffles in the contrasting fabric!

I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:


saffiertje said...

Oh how I love this!!!!! so easy but such an awesome result!!!!
Thanx for the tutorial and sharing...

Love Miranda

Jen Barnes said...

You are so amazing! This is the first time I looked at the crafty blog! I will put it on my google reader. Love all your projects. Peonies are my favorite flowers! Yes that flower on the purse looks just like them! So so darling! And love the robe... love all the cute projects

Alison said...

WOW! This is stinkin' adorable!! I want one for ME! I just saw this over at A Girl and a Glue Gun. Fabulous!! Have a great weekend!


Jess said...

My daughter always wanted a robe to put on after the tub but we could never find the right one. This is it. I will so be making this.4
Thanks for the idea.

Alison said...

I loved this idea SO much that I featured it today with a roundup of my favorite ideas:


THANK YOU for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This is AMAZING! I saw what Dana Made about a year or so ago, and wanted to try and make it on my own...Well, it's still not done yet because I wasn't too sure of where/how to start! Thank you so much for your tips!! This has reinspired me to get back to work on my project!

Anonymous said...

It’s funny to find out just how many different sites the internet has on this subject. :)

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