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 sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns. I also sew for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!