The requirements for my beach coverup was that it needed it cover me up from the sun and or cool breezes, I wanted it to look cool and unique and I wanted to not look like I threw on my husbands old shirt for a cover up.
I removed the collar and added a hood, I removed all the men's buttons and added one big button for a closure. I added some elastic to the back for some shaping. I also removed the cuffs and about 10 inches of sleeve and added a color blocked band. I decided to stick to just the 2 black and white prints for color/contrast.
The outside of the hood is the body from a very old white cotton shirt that I had but no longer wore due to a stain. I made the hood extra large and lined it in color blocked black and white prints and then added a button and button hole to hold it folded over. Sooooo cute!!!
I also added fussy cut appliqués from the martini black and white print along with some general print shapes and appliquéd them on with raw edges.
So, what do you think???
- Steph... From my iPad