Sewing Patterns!

Sign up & receive our
Runway to Reality Look Book with Brother!
Sewing tutorials & runway inspiration.

Alison top

Added May 17, 2009

by ncn6

Ithaca, New York...






I really like the neckline of the Alison swimsuit, so I decided to see if I could make it into a top. I had to fiddle with the pattern a bit (making the bodice slightly wider so it would be a bit more loose fitting, and adding a wider strap at the back so I could wear it with a bra). Although it’s a little cold in Ithaca to be wearing this just yet, I think it will be fantastic when it starts to heat up! I’m working on a skirt to match it now.

Material Notes

Stretch cotton jersey




Garment Type
Casual, Vintage


burdastyle for the pattern

8 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Pic_large

    May 6, 2010, 07.06 PMby laurwyn

    My boyfriend would LOVE this

    1 Reply
    • 12068bdcf8f8559de50b4f6ade48c167b5d6c5cd_large

      May 7, 2010, 03.53 PMby ncn6

      You should totally make one, then! It’s actually not a very complicated pattern, and even though it’s supposed to be made up in stretchy swimsuit material it’s easy to make the pattern bigger so that you can wear it in a less stretchy knit.

  • Missing

    May 26, 2009, 11.30 AMby blueprincess

    Very nice. I am going to try this soon on one of my refashion projects.

  • Chris_me_large

    May 19, 2009, 01.12 PMby nglalala

    What a great idea! It looks great!

  • Dsc02469_lev_brco_hms_dof_rscrop_large

    May 18, 2009, 07.04 PMby hannnc

    really nice! i like it as a top! it’s given me ideas for a dress, if you wouldn’t mind. though, it surely wont be done in a while, waay too many things to make :)

  • 0ce8d2b327c6c56060b906eb25692bd89d765a13_large

    May 18, 2009, 04.26 AMby hajnika

    You realised a very nice and cool top from that pattern,and I love that style,it’s great for summer time!

  • De1c6d2f8da129853143aaf8b816d71ff8624f33_large

    May 18, 2009, 02.44 AMby safemme

    I never even thought about doing this – and I LOVE the neckline too! What great inspiration! And what a great top! The color looks so great on you!

  • Cropped_large

    May 17, 2009, 04.18 PMby retropeapod

    This looks fab! Great job :)

  • Dsc04777_large

    May 17, 2009, 03.27 PMby divine

    ooh i like it!!!

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 6 people added it

This project is based on