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.


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!