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Pattern Favourites: Swimwear and Beach Cover-Ups

Are you off on a beach getaway? Before you hit the shandy shores, you might want to hit the sewing machine and make a couple of handmade garments to take with you!

Whether you need to add a swimsuit, caftan, sunhat or beach bag to your holiday wardrobe, we’ve got you covered with our sewing pattern picks. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!

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Pattern: Simplicity S8928

How about a pattern that does it all? Well, everything you will need on your beach getaway that is! Designed by Cynthia Rowley, Simplicity S8928 gives you a slip-on caftan or beach dress in two lengths with deep frill trim, plus swimsuit sewing pattern.If you’ve sewn with knits before, there’s nothing to stop you sewing your own swimsuit!

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Pattern: Vogue V9255

If you want to channel vintage vibes in your holiday capsule, this pattern gives you plenty of sewing options to work with! Vogue V9255 contains patterns to make a close-fitting, lined bra with front tie, pleats, darts, and back button closure, a pair of fitted lined shorts with darts, facings and back zipper and a very loose-fitting, pullover coverup which has front and back faced yokes, patch pockets and roll up sleeves.

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Pattern: Simplicity S8877

Have you got the ultimate icon of beachwear in your luggage? A caftan is the epitome of chic holiday style, and you can use your super skills to make one! the Simplicity S8877 caftans can be made in two lengths from Batiks, gauze, cotton lawn and more! It’s a great opportunity to go bold with the print, don’t you think?

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Pattern: McCall’s M7611

Have you ever given sewing your own bag a go? Why not make a beachy bag for all your essentials? The McCall’s M7611 is a lined tote with statement round handles or regular straps with multiple sizes. It will complete any handmade outfit look!

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Pattern: Simplicity S9268

Beach cover-ups can come in many forms and we think this set would be so cool perched at any beach bar. The Simplicity S9268 Mimi G bra top and pull-on trousers feature a bra top with elasticated edges and neck tie and pull-on wide-leg trousers that are elasticated at ankle, which have side seam pockets – yippee!

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Pattern: McCall’s M7168

Sew your own swimwear with the fabulous McCall’s M7168 swimwear sewing pattern! You have lots of options to choose from, that can be mixed and matched to make your ultimate bikini. You will be proud to parade by the pool in your handmade suit!

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Pattern: Vogue V1698

Keep cool in this chic shirt cover-up! The Vogue V1698 is a very loose-fitting dress in two lengths, with button front placket, short or long sleeve with cuff and pleat opening. The details are divine and the longer length is just asking to be made in a large scale print.

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Pattern: McCall’s M8212

Want to go matchy-matchy on your beach getaway? This sweet McCall’s M8212 set comes with a pull-on raglan-sleeve dresses with placket necklines, wide-rim sun hat and face mask pattern. You’ll be sure to turn heads at the beach while you stay perfectly protected.

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Pattern: McCall’s M7964

Ready to take the plunge and sew your own swimsuit? This McCalls M7964 sewing pattern might be just what you’re looking for! The swimsuit has bodice variations so you can make it your way, and you can complete the look with a handmade cover-up which is is very loose fitting with shaped front skirt and lapped fronts.

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Pattern: Simplicity S9323

Prepare to be the belle of the beach in this stunning caftan! The Simplicity S9323 sewing pattern comes with neckline variations and optional waist tie. Wear it on the beach or with heels for cocktails under the stars. You won’t regret having this is your suitcase!

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