Swimming with glee

Added Oct 9, 2012

by alasse

Munich, Germany

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Description

I love the TV show Glee. In one of the episodes of the third season the girls were wearing these georgeous retro bathing suits and I immediately wanted one.
I was overjoyed when I realized how similar these bathing suits were to the Alison pattern here on burdastyle!
I first made a test piece out of regular jersey and had to adjust the length of the torso slightly, then I made the suit out of navy blue lycra. The stripy insert at the front is actually just regular jersey doubled with white lycra so it doesn’t get see-through. It takes a little bit longer to dry, but I couldn’t find white and red striped bathing suit fabric anywhere. I’m planning on making the little skirt as well (so cute!) but I didn’t have the time before my holiday and now it’s definitely autumn here in Germany and I won’t need the bathing suit for quite a while…

With the small pattern adjustments the Alison pattern is really great and I will probably make another one for next year!

Go check out my blog, if you feel like it :)

Material Notes

lycra/bathing suit fabric in navy blue and white, red and white striped viscose jersey

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

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

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    Jun 12, 2013, 08.01 PMby Sonriente47

    I have a ? when I print the pattern what % you use to print it, please because I have trouble geyying the correct size for me

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      Jun 13, 2013, 06.58 PMby alasse

      I printed it at 100%. That should leave a bit of space at the edges of the paper to glue them together.

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    Oct 11, 2012, 11.44 AMby ariation

    It looks amazing! Well done

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    Oct 11, 2012, 06.19 AMby libbysharf

    So beautiful!! how fun!

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    Oct 11, 2012, 04.23 AMby smallone

    what fun! these are great.

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    Oct 10, 2012, 12.42 PMby cinderella2

    Oooh this looks familliar ;) Nice Job!!!!

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    Oct 10, 2012, 09.18 AMby kihli

    Great job, this suit is so well made and it suits you so well! I’m planning to make my own retro swimsuit, too, one day, but for now I’m still horrified thinking of sewing swimsuit fabric.

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      Oct 10, 2012, 03.06 PMby alasse

      It isn’t any different from sewing jersey or other knits. I have been terrified of those for quite a while but with a well adjusted overlock machine it’s super quick and easy! Be brave! ;)

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    Oct 10, 2012, 03.19 AMby littleladyluxe

    These bathers are fabulous!! Good on you!

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    Oct 10, 2012, 12.01 AMby meggiemoo

    Wow, I love it! It looks great on you :)

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    Oct 9, 2012, 08.56 PMby merche

    Divine! I tried to tackle an Alison this summer, but chickened out. You had the guts and here is the glorious result. Well done!

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      Oct 9, 2012, 10.23 PMby alasse

      It’s really not as bad as confused and/or angry voices on the forums say :) Just go for it! Next summer will hopefully be here soon!

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    Oct 9, 2012, 05.42 PMby Mary Athey

    This is fabulous and so lovely on you, well done x

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http://burdastyle.com//projects/swimming-with-glee