Maternity Allison

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Though I’ve already made 2 swimsuits, it still feels like a challenge to make one.  Especially when the instructions are not so clear.

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My big mistake was that I’ve noticed the measuring square on the pattern was 9 cm instead of 10 cm, and somehow, out of laziness, didn’t fix the print settings. I’ve probably thought, oh just a centimeter… but the thing is it does matter.  and so it turned out way smaller then it should have.


To transform it to a maternity swimsuit, I slashed the front pattern between the waist and lower edges ,and added about 7 cm. When sewing, I gathered it to fit the length of the back.


In the end I can say that I’m pretty happy with the result, but it probably won’t fit me soon, and also I have to keep an eye on my boobs to see they are not peeking from the side. (that’s what happens when you’re too lazy to reprint the pattern).


I think I will make Allison again, but this time I will follow the instructions on the Burda video web seminar, not the written ones, because I found them easier.



5 thoughts on “Maternity Allison

  1. I love the way ti looks. Did you use fabric specific for swimwear? I ordered the pattern and it came with the free webinar, but I am unable to view the webinar. It shows up on my list, but there is no content. If you have any ideas, I would appreciate it.

    1. Thank you 🙂
      I’ve used a Lycra fabric which I found in one of the local stores. It was a left over and was very cheap to buy, but I think it’s a great material and I feel very comfortable with it inside and outside the water.
      I have no idea why you can’t see the webiner, but I know that the burda site has lots of bugs. I would try using another browser (for me it works on firefox) and if it doesn’t work, post a comment on their technical forum.
      Good luck!

  2. Hi there, where can I order the pattern for this? Do you happen to have a link? I’m sorry if it’s somewhere and I’ve just missed it (I do that sometimes). Thank you very much 🙂

      1. Thank you so much for the link. And yes, I’m interested. I’m just not finding the right swimsuit for me online.

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