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Men's swimsuit

Added Jul 9, 2010

by Peter Lappin

New York, United...






This is a swimsuit I made from McCall’s 8026, a vintage 1984 pattern. It’s simple to make — just two pattern pieces! I serged the edges, rolled them under and topstitched, adding elastic to the waist but not to the legs; they weren’t needed. Very comfy and fits nicely.

More on my blog, Male Pattern Boldness.


Material Notes

I used a very sturdy stretch poly knit — not flimsy at all. Very much like the fabric swimsuits were made from long ago. Thick too.




Garment Type

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    Jul 10, 2010, 05.52 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    dear peter! very nice fitting! and i admire, that you dare using elastic materials and do these kind of patterns………….. the result is not vintage at all. i think that these pants look very modern! WELL DONE!

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      Jul 10, 2010, 10.11 AMby Peter Lappin

      Thanks, Ralf!

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      Jul 10, 2010, 01.56 PMby kelepso

      I agree with you Ralf.

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    Jul 10, 2010, 03.08 AMby kelepso

    Peter, you’ve gotta model the men’s clothes outside the same way you do the women’s. Lol! I love the pattern and the fit looks great too. :-)

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      Jul 10, 2010, 10.11 AMby Peter Lappin

      Thanks, Kelepso — maybe I will!

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    Jul 9, 2010, 10.07 PMby micbrown

    Very nice. Love the fabric. We call this type of swim suit -“budgie smugglers”.

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      Jul 9, 2010, 10.13 PMby Peter Lappin

      Oh dear, that sounds dirty! ;)

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