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Alison Abroad

Added Jul 21, 2012

by frkbustad

Bergen, Norway






I added 2 cm to the torso, since many reported the pattern as a little short. You can also see this in the pictures of the original, where the bottom of the bust piece is (in my opinion) too low. I’m really glad I did that, because it would’ve turned out to short if I hadn’t!
Also, I added some height on the back piece and skipped the centre back strap. I love silvermink’s sailor style Alison, and did something similar with the back straps as halter-neck is a no-go for me.
The bust piece was a little bit saggy, so I added the button in front to ‘fix’ the gathers in the front tab.
I lowered the side seams 2.5 cm to get an even more vintage look. I just folded and tacked the hem, and then sewed an elastic strap as I went along without pulling it.

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Material Notes

Black swimsuit fabric




Garment Type
Beach, Vintage
Knits/Jersey, Polyester

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    Jul 25, 2012, 01.27 AMby cookieclaygirl

    Great job! It looks really comfortable, too!

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      Jul 25, 2012, 07.37 AMby frkbustad

      It is very comfortable! And it make me feel dressed, although it’s a swimsuit… I really recommend the pattern!

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    Jul 23, 2012, 07.02 PMby jacquipardue

    darling suit, well done!

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    Jul 22, 2012, 07.45 PMby pauline alice

    I love this pattern and your version is so nice and classical. I wish I could make one like that!

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    Jul 22, 2012, 06.35 PMby wildcatspow

    Really, really cute!!

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    Jul 22, 2012, 04.27 PMby deChez

    Very nice. Great style…beautiful work.

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    Jul 22, 2012, 10.02 AMby Mary Athey

    Fab fab fab. love this x

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    Jul 21, 2012, 10.43 PMby Kasiorist

    fantastic result! sooo jealous!!

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      Jul 24, 2012, 03.03 PMby frkbustad

      Thank you! It wasn’t that hard to make, if you come across swimsuit fabric!

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