I have sort of taken a leaf out of Mary Nanna's book (blog?) and have done a little sewing for others this month. I only made one dress last month trying to follow the Frocktober theme, but I did enjoy following the theme :)
I have made two pair of trunks from Kwik Sew 2881. Trunks is what KS call them, we have many other names for them in Australia, I shall refer to them as Speedos.
I made a pair for DH and one as Xmas gift for my youngest son. He likes to wear them under his boardies, DH is old enough that he wears them as is in public. That's what happens when you grow up with them!
Also in the interests of modesty I have only got pictures of them lying on a table. Did you like how I styled the picture? This is the first one I took
It actually shows it quite well. I haven't got much to say as it is a pretty straightforward pattern to sew and the instructions were good. I did read the general KS tips on how to sew togs and found it quite helpful. I followed the instruction on sewing the front of the leg without stretching the elastic and then stretching the rest of the elastic to fit the back of the leg.
DH has tried his on and declared them comfortable. He did say the elastic was snug, but I believe that is because the old pair he has been using are cactus and the elastic is totally shot in them! It probably felt quite different to the old ones. They looked very similar to the old RTW ones (but not stretched out of shape and worn out!)
Not much else to say on the pattern - I recommend it if you are wanting to make a pair for one of the men in your life.
And to make this post a little more interesting I leave you with a photo from when we went camping last month. This possum was very cheeky and broke into our rubbish bag while we were sitting around the fire. We would normally hide the rubbish over night, but weren't thinking one would come up while we were about. It is licking out a used headache tablet sleeve that had been doused in oil from a dip we threw away.