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Classic Swimsuit

Added Jan 28, 2011

by topsi89

Gosford, Australia




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It’s my first attempt at a swimsuit, but I just loved the classic style so I thought I’d give it a go. I had a little trouble attaching the straps, but it came together without too much hassle. I shall definitely make this again :)




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    Jan 23, 2016, 12.20 AMby Patty Gutiérrez

    Beautiful! I love it! congratulations!

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    May 25, 2014, 06.37 AMby nrobson

    what a cool look

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    Aug 18, 2011, 08.33 PMby fuzzyg

    I love this version, you’re right making the bands contrasting rather than the inset is much more ladylike. Going to cut one up this instant, thanks for the inspiration :-).

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    Aug 1, 2011, 05.42 AMby vasgarcia

    This is fantastic! Love the fabric choices. :)

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    Apr 10, 2011, 05.29 PMby tirrs

    I love it

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    Apr 6, 2011, 04.14 AMby noknee

    great job.

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    Feb 26, 2011, 04.12 PMby aur0ra

    This is just so darn cute! You did such a fabulous job!

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    Feb 16, 2011, 09.31 PMby Von Sr.

    Love the color combination!! Very classic!

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    Jan 31, 2011, 07.40 AMby nikkishell

    Nice work! I just finished this pattern too :)

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    Jan 29, 2011, 09.56 AMby sarsaparilla

    Gee you did an awesome job! It came out looking wonderfully! I tried the Alison pattern, but it just didn’t work for me. I might try again using the instructions you linked though (and altering some pieces fairly majorly :S)

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      Feb 17, 2011, 12.05 AMby topsi89

      Thanks :) I think the trick with this pattern is in the way you do the bust. I attached it fairly high up and tried to get heaps of gathering and I attached the back strap where my bra strap would usually go to help it sit well. Hope that helps if you end up trying again!

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    Jan 29, 2011, 06.30 AMby junaluska

    Wow! I’ve heard that sewing stretchy swimsuit material is difficult, but you did such an excellent job! The navy and white combination is great as well.

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    Jan 29, 2011, 03.55 AMby cooi

    Really, really wonderful! Did you use swimsuit lining on the inside? Also, did you put a padded cup thing into the bust?

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      Feb 16, 2011, 11.59 PMby topsi89

      I couldn’t find any lining at my local so I didn’t bother and I didn’t use cups, but I think it would be a good plan. I’d use them next time :)

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    Jan 29, 2011, 12.22 AMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    looks amazing!flatters your figure!good job!

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    Jan 28, 2011, 06.02 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Great!! It suits you very well. I wish you had more pictures.

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    Jan 28, 2011, 05.46 PMby amaydak

    Very nice!

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    Jan 28, 2011, 05.06 PMby cambra

    Is this Burda’s free allison pattern? if so, how far up did you attach the top peice to get it to actually cover anything haha. I’m on the slightly bigger side as far as busts go and mine didn’t stay up at all.

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      Jan 29, 2011, 12.25 AMby topsi89

      Indeed it is the Alison! I attached it about 19cm up, and just didn’t gather it as much on the sides, and made the centre tab a little smaller to keep the gathered look. You might want to try inserting some cups to help keep things in check too. I made the body a little short so I’d put them in next time to stop it from wandering down.

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      Jan 29, 2011, 11.33 PMby cambra

      yea, I added a lot of length because I am tall, I’ll have to try the cups, thanks!

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    Jan 28, 2011, 02.32 PMby nyphertiti

    So cute! The swimsuits that I’ve made never fit that I would like. You did a great job~

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    Jan 28, 2011, 02.18 PMby groovymama

    Wow, this is fantastic!!!

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    Jan 28, 2011, 02.17 PMby erica-penton

    So cute! You did a great job.

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    Jan 28, 2011, 01.57 PMby sophielophie

    I absolutely love this! What pattern did you use? I’d love to have a go myself

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      Jan 29, 2011, 12.16 AMby topsi89

      It’s the free Alison pattern.The instructions were a bit useless so I used the guide on morbidlove’s blog which is here: http://myheartsdebacle.blogspot.com/ Very helpful! Have a go!

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