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Thursday, 2 May 2019

Bottoms Up! 5 out of 4's Alice Swim Bottoms Sewing Pattern Review

5 out of 4 patterns honestly hasn't made a swim suit bottom or top that I haven't liked myself in. 

And I really don't like my thighs or behind.  

Alice is the perfect solution to distracting the eyes in a simple way. 

The Alice bottoms come with the following options:
- High rise waistline
- Medium rise legs
- Lined (aka no seams inside!) 
- Flat front option
- Tie front option
- Flounce option
- Maternity ruching option

Side note: These pictures were taken when it was -3 degrees Celsius outside.  My neighbours across the street much think I'm a whack job.  Someone driving by stopped, stared, then started driving again. 

These are things that happen while pattern testing and taking pictures of outfits before the proper season hits, so you lovelies have the opportunity to sew them up in time for the proper season. 

The flounce is SUPER simple, and comes in a high or low flounce option depending how long you want the skirt to be. I found the high flounce was flattering, and I'm almost out of my Bicycle print swim fabric I've been hoarding (and using) for a few years. 

I love the tie front option. It's flattering from the front and side. 

I used swim fabric from Water Tower Textiles and random white spandex from sister's lost stash of fabrics. 


I paired my Alice bottoms with the Escapade Bikini top on the left and the Stella bikini top on the right. 

Although different fabric prints, I feel they work well together.  It helps that I tend to stay with the same colour palette for the most part. 

Add some fun to your summer swimwear by sewing up Alice today!

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