Retro Watermelon Suit

Patterns: BurdaStyle’s Alison Swimsuit & Kimono #116 02/2012

Modification: For the suit all I did was omit the back band, I simply kept it open and also added a clasp at the neckline instead of tie bands. On the kimono I added trim to the openings of the sleeve and hem. See the tutorial on making the kimono here.

Fabric: I used watermelon printed Sport Lycra from Spoonflower. You can see my sewing posts part 1, part 2 & part 3 here. Then for the kimono I used Shannon Fabrics Solid Embrace Ivory.

Notes: I have still yet to wear this suit in the water, I have worn it boating a couple times and on the beach. I do wear this double gauze kimono all the time though!

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