Monday, November 14, 2011

Sewing for others...

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 2881Trunks 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.

Ciao possums!


  1. Hi Sue. I think I made the same for DH a couple of years ago. He insisted on the draw string as well as the elastic. I blamed speedo for that request. DH also wears these under his bordies too. See you.

  2. Sue, no, no, you must stop. I have a terrible story to tell you. I made a pair or three of these, and now HE WON'T BUY RTW for under the boardies. Terrible, because new ones are always urgently needed just when you fancy sewing something fun for yourself. I recommend that you lose the pattern after Christmas. ;) (They look very good, nice styling)

  3. I have to echo Karen's warning!! I've now sewn six of the shorts from this pattern. My dh refuses all RTW now, and has begin begging for running shirts as well. It's a slippery slope, I tell you!!

    Very nice Speedos though. And a cute possum. It sounds like y'all had an entertaining camping trip!

  4. From the other comments it looks like you've done the wrong thing here!! Funny! They look great - and probably far more suitable than the many "cactus" ones I see on a far too regular basis!!


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