Added Aug 3, 2011
by Ellen L
Houston, Texas, ...
The bottom of this swimsuit was made from the Alison pattern. The tops were cobbled together through measurements, ideas, and awkward self-draping. I will probably make the triangle top again with some adjustments (for more coverage and better fit), but the bottoms are definitely going to become a staple in my swim wardrobe!
I don’t have a serger, so the suit was made entirely with zig-zag stitching.
Bottom: elastic at the legs, waistband at the waist.
Triangle Top: elastic on the center edge of the triangles. The straps cross and are sewn onto the band in the back. The band ties.
Strapless Top: I gathered all but about 1.5 inches on each side with a straight basting stitch at the center and covered with a 1 inch (or so) circular band, which I hand tacked onto the wrong side to keep it in place. The band is secured through a belt buckle “slider.”
Swimsuit spandex, swimsuit lining.
Member Project of the Week
She modified this coat wonderfully by adding length and changing the pockets and collar
Congratulations to addiemiller22 for winning, and now being the face of our Cascade Designer Dress!
Flaunt your sewing skills as well as your fab fashion sense in these modern, head-turning designs
Watch Meg's promo of our upcoming course! It is the future of at-home pattern drafting...
Pattern of the Week
The oversized shape has a cool bell shaped silhouette with a wide body and fitted sleeves
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.