I've looked in every shop for one that suits me, stalked e-bay and my favorite online shops and even looked at refashioning thrift store items, but nothing struck my fancy.
The problem is that I *want* one, but can never seem to bring myself to wear them in public. There never seems to be the right occasion for my personality. In fact, I've written two posts (here and here) about deconstructing maxi's that I already owned and never wore.
First world problems.
Anyway, recently we had to go to Walmart to get some chicken there that I like. It's a brand we go for when we can't get organic. I perused the fabric section really quickly to get some supplies for a different DIY (which I also still haven't posted...) and saw this awesome striped jersey on clearance for ONE DOLLAR PER YARD! One dollar, guys!
I bought the entire ream.
I only wear maxi dresses at the beach and they're hard to get in and out of, so I merged the maxi idea with my favorite VS COVER UP and came out with this. It has a few differences from the original, first of all being length. I included the pattern below (not to be used on any website, including Pinterest) to help you create it, but if you need more steps, visit the original post HERE.
I also took an extra piece of raw jersey and used it as a belt. I love how that worked out. You can add loops if you'd like, but for simplicity, mine is merely tied on. It's the beach, people!
So many cover up versions, but with so many personalities out there it's good to have one for each lady!
All the best and as always, thanks for reading!