I can't believe I made bathers

Added Jan 15, 2012

by sarahwau

Perth, Australia

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Here are some bathers I made using the Alison pattern on the Burdastyle website. I altered the pattern by omitting the back tie and adding a tie to the halter neck instead of a clasp. I think they turned out really well for my first try at making bathers. Next time I would alter the pattern to allow for more coverage up top. You can read more at my blog Sew/Cook

Material Notes

Swimsuit Lycra from Textile Traders, Osborne Park, Western Australia.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Swimwear
Style
Beach, Vintage
Material
Other

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    Jan 16, 2012, 09.34 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    well done, now there´s no excuses to enjoy the pool, yeiiii!!!!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 09.51 AMby sarahwau

    Thank you for all the great comments. I have a few other projects in the pipeline at the moment but I might redraft the pattern and try again. When I do I’ll be sure to put the redrafted pattern up on Burdastyle.

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    Jan 16, 2012, 09.11 AMby claudinka

    Wow, I think it’s great. Although, yes, as you say, a little bit more coverage on the top would be more flattering. But you can be proud of it – I would never have the gutts to try my poor skills on a bathing suit! Thumbs up!!!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 09.11 AMby claudinka

    Wow, I think it’s great. Although, yes, as you say, a little bit more coverage on the top would be more flattering. But you can be proud of it – I would never have the gutts to try my poor skills on a bathing suit! Thumbs up!!!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 09.38 PMby jennyrecorder

    Great job, I’ve been looking at one of the other bather patterns on Burdastyle and Textile Traders are only about 5 minutes away :) PS-wish I had a pool in this weather!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 09.36 PMby LiverpoolFi

    Beautiful!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 06.25 PMby tigger0580

    Your Alison swimsuit is nice, although I would cover more in the top. Thank you for the information about how you sew it, since I’m also thinking of making one.

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    Jan 15, 2012, 06.18 PMby Testosterone

    It’s so well made that I’d wear it, and I’m a guy. Take a bow!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 04.59 PMby fuzzyg

    You did a great job! But I think I see some of my own problems with it :-). More lateral coverage, yes, but don’t forget to add a bit to the body length so that you get vertical coverage as well. In fact, I found mine needed the back ties desperately so I wouldn’t flop out the sides :-(..

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    Jan 15, 2012, 03.20 PMby icedcacti

    That’s the classiest one piece I’ve probably ever seen! Beautiful work!

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    Jan 15, 2012, 03.19 PMby patti-r

    You did a great job, so glad you posted this, it gives me a heads up on the same pattern alterations I may need to do and your blog has some great information on doing the croquis, thank you.

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