Here is an incredibly easy DIY, just in time for the summer. With only a yard and a half of fabric you can make a beautiful Cocoon/Kimono.
Here was my inspiration. Thanks Target!
And here is how I made mine. BTW, you can save about $10 or more by making your own depending on the fabric you choose. I'll take it! Who doesn't love an extra Hamilton in their pocket!?
1. Simply take 1 1/2 yards of light weight fabric and lay it out flat. I used muslin, but you can use any flowing light weight fabric of your choosing.
2. Hem all sides of your fabric. I simply used a rolled hem.
3. Once all sides of your fabric have been hemmed, fold your fabric in half long ways or "Hot Dog Style", right sides together, as seen below.
4. With the folded side at the top, there will be a large open side on the bottom, and two smaller openings on opposite sides. Refer to the image above for clarification.
5. As seen in the image above you will sew 6.5 inches from the bottom open side up. Sewing this will make the arm holes.
6. Unfold the now sewn fabric so that the right sides are now facing out.
7. Finally, sew on your favorite trim to the very bottom of your rectangle. You will need 3 yards of this trim to complete the look. (This step is completely optional.)
I found my trim at Jo-Ann Fabric.
And that's it! Can you even believe how easy that was to make?
It makes for the perfect swim suit coverup and even a beautiful addition to any outfit.
Next time I am in Jo-Anns I want to buy a really beautiful print for my next Cocoon/Kimono. The skies the limit on what beautiful fabric you could use.
Meg's Swimming Suit