Flowy Beach Kimono Swim Cover Up


I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season!

This year, my family and I took a trip down to Florida and enjoyed a white sand Christmas!  It was so relaxing to take a break from the cold and enjoy the sun, sand, and some quality time together.  Of course, I also took this as an opportunity to design a few swim cover ups and take a break from my cold weather designs I usually make this time of year!

The first swim cover up I would like to share is this flowy, beach kimono style robe.  My inspiration for this style was old Hollywood glamour.  I wanted to design something that could be sexy but still easy to make and practical for a day or evening at the beach.  I really think that any age could wear this style and make it look so beautiful.

Finding the right fabric for this cover up was crucial to maintain the drape I desired, the right airiness, and keep it from looking tacky.  I would stay away from anything that is too shiny or stiff. The exact fabric I chose was from Joann and was called sanded satin from the Casa Collection (I can’t find it online).  If you prefer to order things online or don’t have a Joann near you I have linked a few fabrics and lace options in the images below.



The yardage that you will need for both the fabric and lace depends on your height and desired length.  Since I am almost 6″ tall, I needed nearly 4 yards of this fabric and almost 6 yards of lace.  Depending on your height, you may need more or less (most likely less haha).  To figure out your yardage, measure the length from your shoulder to the floor and multiply that number by 2.

The cutting diagram for this fabric is super simple and very similar to my Sheer Floral Cardigan pattern I shared this fall { linked here }.  I would consider this pattern tone one size fits most.  If you want yours to fit more tight or loose, you can adjust the waist measurements, etc. accordingly.


Assembly of this kimono is quite simple as well.  Follow the assembly diagram below to complete your kimono.

I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial and wear your own flowy kimono cover up on your next beach getaway!

Let me know if you have any questions, I am more than happy to help!

With Love, Kaitlin

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