McCall's 5400 (OOP) Cover Up Swim Wear

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If you didn't know, I am a beach girl..... I love the beach!!! Although I am big and pregnant, I still want to go to the beach but without everyone looking at my belly.

With that being said, I had originally purchased this McCall's 5400 pattern to make a bathing suit but I used the cover up pattern instead so that I could feel free to walk on the beach without people looking directly at my baby bump.

I purchased this sheer, stretchy fabric with palm tree prints from A to Z Fabrics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida three years ago while on vacation. It was very simple to make as it only had a front, back, arms, and front and back facing.

I did sew the facing on but it did not look right AT ALL.

I cut it off and made a narrow hem around the neckline. The only thing that I did different was adding the pom poms. I did that to make it look fun!

Side view (below)

Another front view (below)

Showing off my baby bump (below)

Bonus pic (below) LOL

Pattern Number: McCall’s 5400 Pattern Description: Misses’ Bikini and Cover up Pattern Sizing: 4-18

Size That I Cut: 14

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I am pregnant, so I love the fact that the cover up is already wide and flows and it did not need to be altered for me to fit the dress. Fabric Used: A yellow floral cotton linen mix

Where was the Fabric Purchased? A to Z Fabrics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Three years ago).

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The front facing looked very odd, so I cut it out and made a narrow hem around the neckline. I also added pom poms.

Would you sew it again? Yes Would you recommend it to others? Yes


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