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Beach Blanket Bingo Mens Bathing Trunks

Added Jul 6, 2010

by Peter Lappin

New York, United...






This is a retro-style bathing suit I made from McCall’s 8026, a vintage mens shirt and bathing suit pattern. It has one small side pocket and and elastic sewn into the back waistband. I added a velcro fly and closures instead of a zipper and button. Can’t wait to wear it at the beach!

More about this on my blog, Male Pattern Boldness.


Material Notes

I used a multi-colored striped cotton seersucker I found in the Garment District in NYC.




Garment Type

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    Jul 7, 2010, 06.16 PMby sdmil1977

    Wow, I love it

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    Jul 6, 2010, 06.08 PMby suzetewilliams

    Yeah baby! I like! :-) I thought your dog was a rabbit on the first picture – lol.

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    Jul 6, 2010, 05.50 PMby mad4fabric

    nice! perfect fabric choice. love your cute dog in the background too :)

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    Jul 6, 2010, 05.22 PMby elguanche

    Veryyy nice… but, it would look a lot of nicer with shaved armpits HAHAHAHAHAH :-P

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      Jul 6, 2010, 06.09 PMby suzetewilliams

      hahahahaha. I didn’t think men did that. :-)

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      Jul 6, 2010, 06.49 PMby Peter Lappin

      I’ll have to give that a try.

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      Jul 6, 2010, 08.18 PMby elguanche


      I think, well here it is, a duty.. don’t know how it goes in other countries ;-)

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      Jul 6, 2010, 09.18 PMby suzetewilliams

      Some countries even women don’t shave… not in my country though. Have you ever tried the London underground? If you didn’t shave your armpits people would suffocate – armpit smell + pollution= slow death. Lol

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      Jul 7, 2010, 06.27 AMby elguanche

      hahahahaha… nooo, I have never been in London… but I can tell you the same story about the underground of Cologne ;-)

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    Jul 6, 2010, 05.07 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    dear peter! again a lovely new piece……. i love the garment you chose and the cut suits you so well. Very well done, as allways!

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