Floral boardies

I am off to Sydney next month on holiday – a week of unfettered fabric shopping 😉 – and asked Archie to look at the fabrics in Tessuti and pick something. Ummm, he picked this fabric – floral swimsuit material for me to turn into boardies!


Really? Are you sure? I seem to ask these questions a lot I realise! Ok. Then I began to think it might sell out (all the cool fabric goes fast), so I bought it online, and to justify the freight cost I had to buy a couple of other things – shown off later.

He wanted some modifications done according to some RTW boardies that he owns. This is easy; a bit of twin needling on all the seams and wide elastic with three rows of stitching through it. So I set to work and came up with said boardies using a vintage Butterick pattern (Butterick 4664). Getting photos was another matter. I include a set which show how he gave me his undivided attention during the shoot:


OK, turn around and look natural!


How about a smile for the camera?


OK, you’re excused…

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The good news is (NOT!) that there is some fabric left over and he has ordered Speedos. Really? Are you sure? Oh my giddy aunt – speedos!!

[ later update: My kind sister pointed out that I had a typo in the text – now fixed. I should have mentioned that of all his boardshorts, these are my favourite – perhaps he does have good taste!]


6 thoughts on “Floral boardies

  1. They look terrific! I believer that a short modelling session is a perfectly reasonable thing to ask in return for a pair of cool boardies; that’s always my argument anyway! Shopping in Sydney for a WEEK? lucky duck! 😀

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