I is for Italian

OK, the title of this post is another big stretch, but these boardies are made from a gorgeous Italian fabric from Tessuti’s that came as part of an earlier little online shopping spree with Tom.

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The boardies take 85 cms of fabric and this remnant was only 50cms, so I am pretty happy that I managed a bit of creative cutting (the front and back are going in opposite directions, but who is going to notice?). This photo was taken before I finished off the leg hems, so the bottom looks a bit weird.

I had to catch him in them when I could – in this case in one of his favourite habitats preparing breakfast before heading to the beach. It was a case of quick, grab the camera before he sees!

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This is truly stunning fabric. It is from the same swimsuit material which the boys are finding to be perfect for boardshorts.

What can I say about this photo? It is very early morning and we were both a bit shellshocked!

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I don’t know if he’s like this because he’s over it and wants me to go away (I’m pretending that he’s yawning), but the pose amused me – it’s out of focus because he wouldn’t stand still and I was just snapping away.

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The details:

Fabric is an Italian swimsuit lycra from Tessuti’s online shop

Pattern is Butterick 4664

(reluctant) model is Archie

The next few posts will be coming to you from Sydney and I might even take a few photos here!

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5 thoughts on “I is for Italian

  1. What can I say no wonder they want him as a model, but aren’t they lucky to have a Mother who makes them so many clothes, it’s good to see they like really interesting patterns on the material.

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  2. Now thats a good length boardie – thought it might be too long for Archie. Archie will be getting some followers with his shirt off!!! Careful you may have competition.

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  3. Great use of that fabric-and effective use of the remnant. Putting the pattern in a different direction is clever. No-one will see Archie coming or going at the same time.

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