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Retro Alison Swimsuit

Added Jul 23, 2013

by kihli

Zurich, Switzerland






I wanted to have a swimsuit in a retro style, with a skirt panel at the front, but in modern swimsuit fabric.
I used the Alison pattern and drafted a skirt front panel for it, and I also made the leg openings deeper. As I don’t like halter straps so much, I lengthened the straps to form a cross on my back, I omitted the back strap. The leg openings and the skirt hem were finished with chlorine resistant elastic. I also added elastic to the strap that goes around the back and up the sides of the front, and I also added elastic into the strap seams. This made the whole thing to sit more snugly and safely, especially at the bust area.
I’m quite happy about my first ever swimsuit, and it passed the swimming test well!

You can read more on my blog: Marie in the cave

Material Notes

swimsuit fabric


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    Sep 8, 2014, 10.50 AMby nrobson

    Love the results, and the skirt panel is perfect!

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    Jul 25, 2013, 11.20 PMby sunriseruby

    I love retro swimsuits! yours is wonderful! I do not like today’s swimwear they leave little to the imagination and make me look terrible. I must make one like this.

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    Jul 25, 2013, 05.57 AMby cathysews

    This looks fantastic

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    Jul 24, 2013, 07.11 PMby papermothballvintage

    Cute and well made! Looks perfect.

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    Jul 24, 2013, 10.48 AMby SassyT

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    Jul 24, 2013, 07.10 AMby chichil

    What a lovely swimsuit, you look great in it!

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    Jul 23, 2013, 09.25 PMby liliv-1

    It’s lovely with the polka dots, this retro style suits you! Great job!

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    Jul 23, 2013, 08.25 PMby Schneewittchen91

    Wow, der Badeanzug ist wunderschön! Ich liebe die Pünktchen! Sieht wirklich toll aus an die!

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    Jul 23, 2013, 07.46 PMby Mary Athey

    this is gorgeous on you x

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    Jul 23, 2013, 07.10 PMby SuseSews

    Der ist ja toll geworden, Respekt!

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