From Pool to Play: Pineapple Cover Up Tutorial

From Pool to Play: Pineapple Cover Up Tutorial

Created by: Shannon McBride

Pineapple prints are everywhere this summer, and what better way to appreciate this trend than a fun cover-up that can be worn even after that aquatic fun in the sun is over!

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This simple design made with our favorite Pineapple Rayon Challis can easily translate from a chic cover-up to a casual dress. Check out other pineapple fabrics on fabric.com by clicking here.

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House Homemade Styles

House Homemade Styles

Let's start sewing!

Supplies for this project:

This tutorial makes a size Small/Medium. Use this guide for other sizes:

XS/S – 65” x 28”
S/M – 66” x 30”
M/L – 67” x 32”
L/XL – 69” x 35”

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This is a fun, easy project that requires a rolled hem and neck binding. It takes about 2 hours to complete. It’s constructed from just one piece of fabric and a bias strip, plus an optional sash. The finished dress measures approximately 32” long.

Step 1.

The goal is a 66” x 30” rectangle piece of fabric.

Fold your 2 yards of Challis fabric hamburger style (across the width), till the cut edge measures about 33-35” from the fold. Then fold hotdog style (across the length), so that the selvedged edges are outside and folded about 15” over. Cut 15” x 33”. You’re left with a 4 layered rectangle about so that the neck hole can be easily cut out in step 2.

House Homemade Styles

House Homemade Styles

Step 2.

To create the neck opening, take your 4 layered rectangle, and at the folded corner, measure 1” down, and 5” wide.

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House Homemade Styles

Cut a curved line connecting the 2 points.

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Take the rectangle piece of fabric and fold it lengthwise so the V can be cut out. Measure 5” down and mark. Cut a straight line from the point to the outside of the neck opening to make the V.

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House Homemade Styles

Step 3.

Roll hem the ~66” sides.

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Step 4:

Attach a 1 ¼’’ bias strip binding around the neck.

House Homemade Styles

House Homemade Styles

House Homemade Styles

House Homemade Styles

Step 5:

Pin and stitch the V part of the neck binding.

House Homemade Styles

House Homemade Styles

Step 6:

Fold inside out so that the right sides are together. Fold your rectangle in half hamburger style again so that ends meet. From the shoulders, measure 10” down and pin the rest of the way down.

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Straight stitch the side seams just inside of the rolled hems.

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Step 7:

Roll hem the bottom edges.

Step 8:

Iron press.

Optional Sash:

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Cut an 8” x 32” rectangle, right sides together, sew the length of it and one end, leaving the other end open to flip it inside out. Fold 3/8” inside and top stitch closed. Approximately 3 ½” x 31 ½” completed size. Press with an iron.

House Homemade Styles

House Homemade Styles

House Homemade Styles

That's it! We hope you enjoy this tutorial and are having as much fun with pineapple fabrics lately as we are.

Happy Summer sewing!

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