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Pattern Reviews> McCall's> 8026 (Mens cabana set)

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Reviewed by:Peter in NYC

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Posted on:7/6/10 12:44 PM
Last Updated:7/7/10 3:33 PM

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HLT said... (7/9/10 7:20 AM) Reply
What a vacation perfect ensamble! Nice!
andread said... (7/8/10 3:06 PM) Reply
Love. Love the whole look. Great fit, great colors, great craftsmanship. Yay!
Mazzygirl said... (7/8/10 7:21 AM) Reply
so I'm curious, will you actually wear these swimming, or just for knock-about? they look great by the way, as does the matching shirt, & I absolutely LOVE the fabric (& the wig)!! keep 'em coming!
sew2little said... (7/7/10 6:36 PM) Reply
Now I know what happens in NYC when it's sultry: the hot get sewin'! Very cool ensemble, Peter!
Peter in NYC said... (7/7/10 4:52 PM) Reply
Thanks, all! (Note to self: ditch wig...)
mastdenman said... (7/7/10 4:39 PM) Reply
The blond wig makes it look retro California. Nice outfit.
Sandi S said... (7/7/10 4:37 PM) Reply
They look great (w/o the blond wig - lol)
JTink said... (7/7/10 4:27 PM) Reply
Margaret said... (7/7/10 12:20 PM) Reply
These look great -- nice fabric and pocket detail!
sugarduck said... (7/7/10 3:56 AM) Reply
Nice trunks! I much prefer the look of classic swim shorts like these to the super-baggy board shorts so many men wear today.
addicted2fabric said... (7/6/10 9:59 PM) Reply
Great shorts! I have an old photo of my father wearing swimming shorts very similar to these, especially the wee coin pocket, except his have a narrow, matching belt.
FreyaStark said... (7/6/10 5:01 PM) Reply
Very nice. The fabric is lovely, and the Velcro fly is a good idea.
MNBarb said... (7/6/10 3:35 PM) Reply
Nothing about these scream 1984. Could we already be coming around to this fashion era again? I just made a pair of unisex shorts from a 1985 pattern. Great seersucker!
Rhonda in Montreal said... (7/6/10 3:15 PM) Reply
Oh Peter, the bathing suit is REALLY NICE!! Congratulations on a very good job/project!! ;)
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