Ta da! A new bathing suit for me, me, ME!
We're keeping it positive today, friends. Not one word about E-lame, who's obviously experiencing a meltdown judging from yesterday's desperate attempt to smear not only me, but my beautiful, not short cousin Cathy too. I take it all with a grain of salt and a few Extra Strength Tylenol.
Yesterday, desperate to escape the ugliness, I faced near 100 degree temperatures and slogged my way to 39th Street for a little fabric shopping. I won't show you everything I bought, but I did pick up a yard and a half of this multicolored cotton seersucker that I've seen in the store for many a month. You'd think at $2/yd. it would sell faster.
I decided to make myself a pair of retro-style swim trunks from a vintage (well, 1984) McCall's pattern I bought last fall.
The pattern has cute little details, like this front pocket:
And the split hem on the outside leg:
The back waistband has a casing for elastic for a snugger fit.
Instead of a zipper fly I used velcro. I added a velcro closure to the waistband too.
It all went together very easily and I still have enough fabric for either a matching short-sleeve shirt or matching chihuahua muumuus. Is a cabana set too over the top? Please advise.
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mainly vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!