Monday, July 2, 2012

DIY: 4th of July Bikini Coverup.

Hey everyone! 

Now that summer school is over and my real vacation has begun I finally have time to do a DIY! With the 4th of July coming up in a couple of days and the holiday weekend approaching I wanted to create something patriotic and cute to sport while at the lake with my boyfriend's family. What better than a red, white and blue bikini coverup!?

Here's what you'll need:

-A Fringed Shirt
 (If you're lucky you will find one with a fringe detail already attached or you can buy trim at your local fabric store and attach it).
-Stitch Witchery 
(To attach your cut out on the back of your shirt before securing it with a needle and thread).
(I drew a picture of a deer head and skull face on printer paper and created my own stencil but feel free to use one you already own or draw a different image of your choice).
- Pins
-Jewelry Pliers

1.Cut the shirt down the middle of the front of the shirt.
2. Create your stencil.
3. Use your stencil to trace the shape of your decal on your fabric of choice,
4. Place your cut out decal with the Stitch Witchery underneath on the back of your shirt and secure it with pins.
5. Iron one section of the decal at a time while removing the pins accordingly and make sure the Stitch Witchery adheres your decal to your shirt.
6.Once finished place your studs on the shoulders of your top in a desired pattern. 

In a few simple steps you now have the perfect 4th of July bikini coverup. This is also great as a top to throw over a tank with some distressed shorts to beat the summer heat.

Check back soon to see how I wore this new DIY on my vacation. 




Jess James