I had a major panic as I was packing my suitcase last week: No Swimsuit Coverup. Eek! I had intended to make one. Really, I had. Along with a colorful pillow case for my travelling down pillow (which I left at a hotel – again). I just can’t walk around the hotel in a swimsuit. I just feel so…..exposed. Luckily, my closet produced a never-worn Betsey Johnson tunic/mini-dress thing that would work. I think I found it cheap someplace and intended to shorten it into a top (which, naturally, never happened) so at least I was saved this time…
Then, today, I had the most wonderful lunch with Phyllis before her return to Massachusetts tomorrow. Of course, we talked sewing! And more sewing! I told her about the fabulous vintage beach coverup pattern I’d missed on Etsy. It reminded me so much of the coverup Lucy wore when the Ricardos and the Mertzes were in California. The one with the giant “LR” monogram on it. I’d been distracted that day and it disappeared forever.
Sometimes, I can be like a Terrier with these things so I immediately came home this afternoon and started searching Etsy and Ebay. I didn’t find The Pattern – or anything remotely similar – but I did find this:
And I like it a lot! This will be so pretty in a nice gauzy cotton or crinkled silk; something really light for the hottest days of the year. I’ll look so chic in my giant Panama hat and movie-star sunglasses! Phyllis, I promise I will wear some pretty flats and not high-heeled mules and a cigarette holder (although that does sound pretty glam…)!