Friday, September 11, 2009

swim shorts


swim shorts, originally uploaded by Soozs.

So I think the shorts are going to be great. I haven't trialled them in water yet, but they feel great and meet all the criteria I had in mind before I set out. I think a big part of their success is that the lycra I used is really thick and hangs well in the non-cling way. Hemming without a coverstitch machine is a big ordinary, but I'm hoping they will settle with wear.

This lycra is actually inside out - the 'right side' has white dots and while they look cute, I think the shirt has plenty enough going on. But the reverse side has an interesting texture where the dots were printed and change the properties of the fabric.

3 comments:

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Mum and I has worn normal bike pants swimming for years. So much more comfortable. These look even better xox

Christy Sews said...

I love it. You'll model the complete suit, yes? I'd love to see it.

sooz said...

While posting photos of myself in a bathing suit feels akin to posing NAKED, I will try and get a shot for the common good. I should also say these shorts were super easy any quick to make. I will post details!