Added Oct 9, 2012
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!
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