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Purple Flowered Alison

Added Jul 12, 2008

by seratonin

Gulfport, Florid...






This swimsuit was fairly easy to make. The binding piece that extends around the back and turns into the halter does not seem to require elastic. I also bound the leg holes instead of using elastic. If you apply binding or elastic make sure keep the elastic taut (a one to one ratio) across the front and stretch the elastic/binding a bit tighter at the back. It seems a little short-waisted so next time I’ll add an inch or so to the torso. Otherwise, it’s a pretty great bathing suit pattern, I’ll definitely make it again.




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    Jul 25, 2009, 06.59 PMby passthepins

    Hey, these look great! Very inspiring.. I love the vintage fabric.

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    Feb 2, 2009, 02.08 PMby olyaboieru

    Such a cool swimwear. It looks different to the origin but is still very charming. The colors are just amazing!

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    Jul 23, 2008, 09.39 AMby silveryrainfemale

    Got a question about this pattern. I noticed that when piecing it together to make the pattern, that there is only one 2C. I matched it to the 2nd 2B. I hope that is right. Also, what is the pattern piece that connects the 2 2Fs together? Is that part of the back strap? I wonder because most of the back strap pattern is to the left and this piece is all the way to the right. I have no idea what to do. Thanks for the help.


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    Jul 15, 2008, 07.27 PMby seratonin

    Thanks everyone! I didn’t use a special foot, most of it was sewn on the serger, and for the rest of it I used a normal zigzag foot. I think it could use some length in the torso because the bust insert hits a couple inches lower (to my eye) than it should. That may be intentional though.

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    Jul 14, 2008, 03.11 PMby coie1

    Looks lovely on you. Great choice of fabric too. Just a suggestion, on the “short waisted” adjustment since you don’t have a bubble butt like me, you might want to not make the distance between the waist and hip longer on the back. Good luck.

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    Jul 14, 2008, 09.54 AMby carottesauvage

    Waow, great swimming suit!

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    Jul 12, 2008, 09.11 PMby grafixconcepts

    tres hot. I love it!

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    Jul 12, 2008, 02.53 PMby camilaustral

    you look great

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    Jul 12, 2008, 09.47 AMby nikkiclare68

    So cute! Fits great! I love how the legs look like a boy cut.

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    Jul 12, 2008, 07.29 AMby emlj

    looks lovely on you :-)

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    Jul 12, 2008, 06.23 AMby deviantdesignz

    very vintage looking, i love it

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