My mother-in-law is awesome. She has been searching the thrift stores in her town for cool, vintage fabrics. She sent me a couple of head scarfs recently. They reminded me so much of my Grandma. She had drawers full of these beautiful scarves. Oh, how I wish I would have been older when she became ill. I would have loved to have a collection of all her vintage clothing and accessories.
Here is one of the scarves. I saw it the other day and instantly had an idea.
I thought it would make a cute lightweight cover up top for the beach. I took one of my comfy shirts and used it to cut out a collar.
I just folded it in half and half again and cut the hole. Then unfolded one fold and made the front of the neck hole a bit deeper.
Then I sewed the corners to create a sleeve and waist.
Cut out the little rectangles on either end.
And viola. A shirt was born.
I carefully sewed the neckline, just turning it under as I sewed. I was too lazy to even press. It came out fine, regardless.
Here is my finished beachy cover up shirt.
I had another scarf and this was so easy that I had to make another one.
Once the June gloom burns off and the waves come back, these shirts are ready to take me to the beach!