|Pattern Description: Swim shorts have forward side seams with pockets, a fake fly, decorative front tabs with eyelets and drawstring, stitched elastic waist, and a fitted lining with elastic at the leg openings.|
Pattern Sizing: XS(4-5) - S(6) - M(7-8) - L(10) - XL(12-14)
I made a 6 with the length of a 7-8 and the waist elastic cut to a 4-5. This is why I make clothes for my daughter!
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except I left of the pockets, front tabs, drawstring, and fake fly.
Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes, love Kwik Sew. Although, I did get a little confused when it came time to attach the elastic. One more picture might have made it more clear, but it worked out fine.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Leaving off all of the extras made them pretty quick and easy. I loved that I could make my daughter a pair of swim shorts. She requested something to cover down to her knees when we go to a waterpark with lots of tubing. I knew we could just buy some boys swim trunks, but she wanted girl colors! I couldn't find anything like that for her, so I love that I could make them!
Fabric Used:Inexpensive polyester woven from the value aisle. I needed them in less than a week, so I didn't have time to find any girly nylon supplex. I was thankful to find a fabric that matched her store-bought rash guard! For the attached underwear, I used a poly knit with a bit of stretch.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I left off all of the extra decorative elements and pockets.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Definitely! The shorts fit her perfectly now, so if she likes wearing them at the waterpark tomorrow I definitely see more in our future.
Conclusion: Nice pattern for swim shorts with attached underwear. I think it works well for my daughter. I can see my younger son requesting some of his own!