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Lime Alison

Added Aug 29, 2008

by erdronen

Cincinnati, Ohio...






My Alison. Wow was this hard. Turns out I don’t have quite this much patience :) I followed the instructions that Isabelle provided in her blog (for the most part). I added the binding around the leg openings similar to she did. The seam under my bodice is not so great looking. I noticed it too late. Oh well! I think it’s at least wearable :) If there is a next time, I will add some length for my long waist, and add some extra width to the bust. You should see the poor inside of this garment. Sorry the pictures are not the best, but I have to say this takes some guts! Ha :)

Material Notes

polyester/lycra knit from Hancock’s




Garment Type


Isabelle for her great directions!

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    May 25, 2014, 06.38 AMby nrobson

    great fit and colour :P

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    Feb 8, 2009, 04.46 PMby dkocsis45

    I must say, you did a nice job and picked a great color for this. I’ve tried a few bathing suits for the wife and well, they didn’t turn out great. I need to work on the edges more, not having a serger, trying to use the stretch stitches, trying to keep everything matching and grrrrrrrr. I’m sure you had some of the same frustrations :) Anyway, nice job and thanks for showing it in 3d. yes, it did take some guts on your part, but it fits you nicely. it’s nice to see finished work, but it’s even better to see how it actually fits. kind of a closure I guess. :)

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    Feb 6, 2009, 10.02 AMby hajnika

    Wow! Your bathsuit is great.The uppred side’s model,is my preferate.I also like your gray dress, I like the disposition of fabric (crossed parts). And thank you for your good opinions.

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    Sep 9, 2008, 12.13 PMby songya

    That’s so nice!

    Love the way it looks, wish I could ever make something as good as this.

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    Sep 5, 2008, 02.52 AMby mcloughlinsarah

    wow, this looks FANTASTiC, your being too hard on your self really, it looks great and i LOVE the colour, believe it or not its the same as the walls of my lounge room, lol

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    Sep 3, 2008, 06.21 PMby bluejewels

    Wow! I too applaud you for making this pattern and doing it so well.

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    Sep 3, 2008, 12.31 AMby nenasew

    This bathing suit looks so stylish on you. The color is super.

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    Sep 1, 2008, 09.03 AMby barkcloth

    Encouriging indeed. I’m afraid of Alison too, haha!

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    Aug 31, 2008, 01.18 PMby frkbustad

    Well done!!! It looks great, and I love the colour. This is very encouraging, so maybe I’ll try it out next summer…

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    Aug 29, 2008, 03.59 PMby erdronen

    Wow- thank you all for the lovely comments :)

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    Aug 29, 2008, 02.23 PMby kleinfee

    It´s really great! I´m afraid of sewing Alison because it seems really hard to do! But i love the model. And your Alison is absolutly wonderful! Suuuuuuuuuuper.

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    Aug 29, 2008, 01.51 PMby sweet4u21

    I think u did very well. It looks just like the one burda style made. Great job!

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    Aug 29, 2008, 01.37 PMby smvphotography

    wow! you look so great in it! i love the color and from the pictures it looks perfect. the binding gives another elegant detail. wear it with pride!

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    Aug 29, 2008, 11.51 AMby camilaustral

    you look reaaaally good!! i really like the binding

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    Aug 29, 2008, 11.41 AMby easbrooke

    I think you did a wonderful job!

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    Aug 29, 2008, 10.02 AMby helenay

    I hate green colours – for the most part. But what you made is really amazing! I never thought a colour like this could look so absolutely stylish. Wow!

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    Aug 29, 2008, 07.24 AMby mirela

    Well it is absolutely perfect!!! Looks terrific on you and very very well made, love the color too!

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    Aug 29, 2008, 05.30 AMby maldrich

    It looks great! wear it with pride!

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    Aug 29, 2008, 03.23 AMby clarinda

    Wow, wonderful, I want one just for me!!!

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    Aug 29, 2008, 02.23 AMby polychromatin

    This looks just great! The color is super and I think it looks very neat!

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    Aug 29, 2008, 01.56 AMby davyjonesoverlocker

    WOW! I love this.

    You look fabulous and so does the bathing suit.

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    Aug 28, 2008, 10.59 PMby pacificstyle

    Beautiful! This was worth all your hard work – it came out great. You captured the cool retro feel but the bright color makes it very contemporary. Love it!

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