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The Triangle Alison Bathing Suit

Added Sep 13, 2014

by woman

Kuala Lumpur, Ma...






Firstly, let me start off with a disclaimer: I don’t actually know how to swim. Hehehh.

I couldn’t find any swimsuits I liked that I could buy off the rack, and when it comes to 2-piece suits it’s even worse considering my pear shape body as most suits I see here require you to buy both pieces in the same size (where’s the love?! WAIL).

This is my first bathing suit, and I’m glad it turned out alright! I love the vintage look of the Allison, and sewing with swim spandex wasn’t as intimidating as I thought it’d be. I had to rip out the elastics because I stretched them moderately the first round, only to realise my thighs are pretty much thunder thighs so it’s best I don’t stretch them at all while sewing— it fits better, and there was no unwanted peekaboos in the water either.

I made the straps rather long so they could tie differently at the back. There is another variation in tying it that I didn’t get to photograph, I think you can have some fun with the possibilities :D

I also made a high waisted 2-piece bathing suit using the same pattern. All in all they held up pretty well at the pool and the beach. I’m rather shy about posing with just the suit, but anyway I’m sure you’re all familiar with how the Alison looks ;-)

(And since I’m shy, I made a floral cover up to walk to the pool/beach and back.)

Oh, and, achievement unlocked in this suit: I finally learned how to breathe underwater :-3 .. one giant leap for mekind.

Material Notes

Jantzen spandex, Helenca lining, 3/8 inch swim elastics, bra cups




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Jun 17, 2015, 10.13 AMby Veronica Darling

    Oh wow, this is so pretty! Well done you!

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    Oct 31, 2014, 04.10 PMby TrinaBHu

    You did a great job. I like the way you tied it. How’d you do that? I think I’m going to try to sew this suit this weekend!

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    Sep 26, 2014, 10.45 AMby nrobson

    looks amazing, chic in black, and the coverup is to die for X

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    Sep 20, 2014, 06.17 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    You have done a great job with this! I also love the straps and it looks perfect on you! :)

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      Sep 21, 2014, 08.24 AMby woman

      Thanks Ellen, so kind of you! :D

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    Sep 14, 2014, 12.45 PMby Mary Athey

    The straps look Fab and I love the cover up as well x

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      Sep 14, 2014, 04.50 PMby woman

      Thank you so much Mary! Love your projects!

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    Sep 14, 2014, 08.25 AMby RedDynamica

    very nice!

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      Sep 14, 2014, 04.46 PMby woman

      Thank you! x

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    Sep 13, 2014, 04.24 PMby nouvellegamine

    wow! this is really good! I like how you decided to tie the straps. Very pretty!

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      Sep 14, 2014, 03.10 AMby woman

      Thank you very much! Now I’ll just have to learn how to swim properly ;-)

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