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Added Jul 25, 2008

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Oh, it is HOT HOT HOT this time of year, so we thought we’d throw some more hot weather fun your way.

Material Notes

yard self, yard netting, drawstring, elastic for waistband and elastic cord




Garment Type
Beach, Casual



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    May 22, 2015, 05.22 AMby Randygilstrap

    Thanks to all the lovely ladies for your observations and suggestions. Sounds like I’ll need to reduce the excess fabric between the legs since swimming needs some aerodynamic design. Netting doesn’t cramp my style . . . it just needs to accommodate its occupants. I agree that the swim suit looks kinda baggy so fitting corrections will be required. My main challenge will be finding a cool swimsuit print in San Francisco.

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    Oct 11, 2011, 01.13 AMby Keith Gustafson

    I’m having a problem lining up the pattern just so, when I print it it doesn’t line up, and the small looks HUGE! any suggustions?

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    Jun 3, 2011, 03.35 AMby jenss-1

    Okay, I’m going to give this pattern a “C+.” For $2.50 I can’t complaint too much. I made shorts and lengthened the legs so that they were not short-shorts. Unfortunately, this made for some very wide legs – definitely not slim fitting. I also made some adjustments on the inseam. It should fit okay for a guy without a lot of curve back there, but otherwise, that may be an issue. This is a very simple pattern, which is good and bad. Very easy to put together. On the other hand, and this is often the dilemma with sewing, simple patterns are often the most difficult to fit well. This is what I ran into here. My spouse says the (wide leg) result looks a few years out of fashion (had a good laugh about that) but he will wear them around the house, which was the intent… Anyway, if you just want something quick and simple, this pattern will do.

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    Jul 26, 2009, 03.21 PMby urbanfarmer

    Ladies, please do your boyfriends, husbands, sons, brothers and other significant males who might be lucky enough to receive a nice pair of these shorts a HUGE favour and leave out that truly heinous cheese-grater like lining fabric.

    Why anyone ever thought it was a good idea to line shorts at all is beyond me. Whoever thought THAT stuff was good to go around one’s squashy bits quite clearly hadn’t thought it through! Believe me when I say it is not a nice feeling.

    I don’t own a single pair of lined trunks (any that come with lining meet a pair of scissors the moment I get them home) and have never had any issues with “falling out”. It takes far less effort to stay in unlined shorts than to stay in a kilt or other similarly open garment and they don’t come with cheese-grater-pants – so there’s no need in shorts either.

    If you know someone who can’t stay inside, educate them about the finer points of modesty (all you skirt-wearers know plenty about that) rather than inflicting more of that nasty, scratchy lining fabric on the world.

    Really… built-in underpants are a crime.

    Just say “no”.

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    Sep 7, 2008, 04.51 PMby mcloughlinsarah

    as a housewife im loving all these awesome mens patterns, you can’t even buy mens patterns these good, let alone getting them for free! v. stylish, im thinking ill use this pattern to make him some boxer shorts. he’s not an undies bloke. thanks heaps.

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    Aug 29, 2008, 10.05 AMby mmmrphs

    Awesome! Hah hah, I get to make my man a present, and then perve on his legs in these short shorts! Thanks once again burdastyle, keep the men’s patterns coming!

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    Jul 28, 2008, 02.07 PMby benedikta

    Hey Squirrelypoo, guess what. You are not going to believe this but so far we are all girls! Not that we have not been trying to get some guys in here but so far the most awesome picks for all positions happened to be girls. At least we have Phil Torrone from Make Magazine who rents a little office space from us and if we are in urgent need for fittings we go to the 6th floor and get the etsy guys to help out. Unfortunately we could not get them to model this time…

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    Jul 28, 2008, 11.24 AMby pinkstitch

    these are great; thanks! i agree that they might make great women’s shorts too. i’ve been trying to find new swim shorts without much luck, so now i can sew my own!

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    Jul 28, 2008, 09.46 AMby camilaustral

    haha i think squirrellypoo is right xD

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    Jul 28, 2008, 09.30 AMby squirrellypoo

    fun! now we can have couples’ swimsuits! Though I’m guessing by the clothesline photo that none of the guys in your offices were brave enough to model swimwear? ;)

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    Jul 26, 2008, 08.15 AMby theportablekierajamison

    yep, I think I might have to make myself a pair of shorts from this pattern. And cross fingers that the nice weather holds out!

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    Jul 26, 2008, 03.42 AMby polychromatin

    I first thought this was a girls pattern for shorts, which I’d love to sew. They’re for men, but I think I could use this pattern, too ;)

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    Jul 25, 2008, 10.38 PMby easilyamewsed

    I second the above. My other half needs some swim trunks too. :)Thanks!

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    Jul 25, 2008, 05.12 PMby ladybugs

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. My hubby has been harassing me to make him a pair of shorts. Love them a lot.

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