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November 30th, 2004
Maui Maui

This day next month we will be leaving for Hawaii. Excited doesn’t even *begin* to cover how I feel. I can’t WAIT.
t13b15.jpgTo that end, I ordered a swimsuit the other day. Yes, a two piece. I figure as long as I’m going on vacation, I might as well embrace the sunshine, fat a$$ and all. I don’t care. Besides, I think this one is pretty cute. All I need now is to go to JoAnn Fabric and get a long length of some funky material to make a sarong and I’m set. I was thinking of getting a pair of nifty board shorts instead, but I’ve only found them at a few places and I’m not paying $50 for a pair of shorts no matter how cool they look.

BTW, the swimsuit comes from Love Your Peaches (great name!), a web store that designs and makes everything they sell. A little pricey, but the clothes look nice.

MMMMM. I can’t wait.

Posted by Claire at 09:55 AM | Vacation! | Comments (20) | Tweet This Post

20 Responses to “Maui Maui”

  1. Emily says:

    I love your idea and your suit! I’m just about to go on vacation and I am going to make a sarong… do you know how? Any instructions would be great. I found your site on a search for “make a sarong” in google, so don’t be creeped out.

  2. Claire says:

    I’ll email you also, but I’ll post here for everyone else :)

    The easiest way is to find some 45 in. wide (or more) fabric that you like at the fabric store. You want something that drapes nicely, but that you don’t mind getting wet or full of sand. Most fabric on the bolt at the fabric store is at least 45 in. wide. Buy 2.5 yards of it. Put some kind of hem on the cut edges to keep it from ravelling, and you have a simple sarong.

  3. Claire says:

    Oh yeah. The 2.5 yard version is the fat girl’s sarong. If you’re skinnier, use less fabric (I’ve seen 1.5 yards quoted in places not catering to those of us with goddess figures).

  4. Michelle says:

    Hi there,
    What is the average size that this sarong will fit?
    I have huge hips and am thinking of sewing up a piece of material to make a sarong.


  5. Claire says:

    I’m somewhere between a size 18 and a size 22, depending on whose clothes I’m buying (I hate how random sizing is sometimes!). Anyway, 2.5 yards wraps around me twice – I could probably use a little less fabric in mine. I’m guessing that my sarong would still be comfortable up to a size 24 or maybe even a 28. You can always buy three yards and cut it down if you’re worried.

  6. Teresa says:

    You guys are great!!! I am leaving for Floriday in a week and I’m heading to the fabric store today. Thanks so much!!!!

  7. BJ says:

    I’ve been searching for how to make a sarong for a couple hours now. And I found this website. It’s great, and so easy. THANK YOU!

  8. Jana says:

    This blog was a god-send, you have no idea how long I’ve been looking for a cover-up for my fat a** :) I’m going on a cruise in a few weeks and I was starting to freak that I would have to walk around the deck all day displaying my celulite to everybody! I didn’t know it was that easy…Thank you

  9. jenair says:

    another thanks! I’m a size 18 goddess as well as a mother to be. I’m hoping to wear a sarong in my last days this spring and can’t fathom the idea of paying for one to fit around my extra belly. THanks for putting the dimensions up.

  10. baseballtaxi says:

    thanks! I leave for mexico in a week and can only find itty bitty cutie sarongs. I am on the way to the fabric store now!

  11. Avion says:

    This is really helpful! I’m leaving for the Bahamas in a couple of weeks and Lord knows, I plan on having at least 2 -3 Sarongs handy to add some pizzaz to my swim suits…..because I plan on enjoying the sun as much as possible! Good bye…NJ/NY winter! HELLO SUN!

  12. Wild Goose says:

    I finally got a new swimsuit this year and, being a big girl, was disappointed in the style of coverups available in the stores this year so decided to make a sarong. I just got home from the fabric store and am so excited because I found some wonderful fabric colors in light weight gauze and a slinky-silky satin stuff. I thought I’d make a couple – a more casual look for the sandy beach and a slinky, dressy look for evenings on the deck. I can use different colors for each because my suit is multi-colored. Not wanting to pay $15.95 for a pattern at the fabric store, I decided to Google sarong making and ended up at your sight. Too easy!!!! This is going to be fun! Thanks!

  13. Leah says:

    I’m on my way to a water-park, my suit looks great from the front, then I turned around. It’s a skirted suit, but my a$$ is so big, the skirt rides up and you can see the panty lining. I’ve gotten some material to make a sarong for it, but I’m not sure how to sew it. I’ve only sewn once, and got frustrated (all I was doing was sewing fringe onto a slip for a halloween costume) Would it be too much trouble for you to e-mail me VERY detailed instructions. Also was wondering if there was a way to make it with elastic waist, if so how? I’m afraid the tie will keep coming undone. (I’m about a 22-24) Thanks!,

  14. Camille says:

    Ican’t believe how much help you have provided for beautiful women of ALL sizes. Thank you so much. Still going immediately to the fabric store for my 2.5yds of gauze like fabric though.

  15. DaLasa says:

    thank you so much, I have been trying to find how to make a sarong but they never give you sizess that fit most people, now i know all i need is 2 1/2 yards of my fav. fabric.

  16. Aliecia says:

    You ROCK!! I have been search the web for a couple of hours trying to find out how mcuh fabric I would need to make a Sarong for my plus size frame.

  17. Jenny says:

    It’s some five years AFTER you first wrote this but your post is STILL helping people. I too was looking for an alternative to buying the expensive sarongs and found this site. I too was looking for the answer to the question, “Just how much material would I need anyway?” ..and here it is… 2 yards of 45 inch wide (or better) material should fit my 16-18 butt. LOL. And with the use of hem tape or my sister-in-law’s sewing machine to run a simple hem…and some practice tying via internet instructions… I should be all set for my beach trip next week. Now to find the material that will best match my coral swimsuit. Thanks! :)

  18. Kelly says:

    You’re awesome… thank you! I fit the bill (18-20, going on a cruise, wanting a sarong to wear as a cover up, tired of all the tiny ones) and am grateful for the site and postings… thanks!

  19. Sharon says:

    im hosting a luau for my 12 year old, i wear a asize 32 so i wasnt going to dress and my sweet daughter says you gonna stand out and make me look dumb mom, you have to dress up. so it was so nice to find out other “big” girls have had this problem and 5 and 1/2 years later this site was the most help yet!

  20. Trudie says:

    Thanks looking for a site like this for some time. Already have the material so I’m going to get sewing

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