Pattern Release: Euro Swim Trunks

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I'm so thrilled to release my latest print-at-home sewing pattern!
Winners for pattern giveaway were selected from and have been emailed.  Thanks for all who entered this morning!
Swim trunks inspired by vintage cuts and European styles
for little guys planning to make a splash this summer.

You probably already know how much I love sewing for boys and designing vintage inspired kids clothes.  
These swim trunks have been in the making for some time, and I am so excited to share the pattern with you.
{Actual swim trunks will be available to purchase later this week}
These swim trunks are inspired by my dad who grew up when short shorts were the standard for sports and the pool.
My dad also introduced us to James Bond, who's classic, vintage swim trunks also inspired this new pattern.


And now you're own little guys can rock the pool or beach in their unique swim shorts!

 This pattern is designed for experienced beginner sewists and doesn't require a serger!
If you've been intimidated by creating swimwear, this is the perfect project to get started with.
No elastic to line arm or leg openings and a simple design make these trunks really easy to sew!
The pattern has versatility for three different variations:
solid, side stripes, and curved top.
You can also add a drawstring or go with the simple waistband.

The pattern includes sizes 2T to 5T.
These two older boys are 6 and 7 years old wearing size 5T.  
I assumed these wouldn't look right over a swim diaper so I started the sizing at 2T for toddlers and younger boys.

One of the best things about sewing your own bathing suit is the fact you get to customize the colors and look. 
 I prefer a more simple look with solid colors and no licensed characters or kiddie prints.

But most of all, these are just so cute on little guys!

 Bring on summer! 

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  1. Love them Jess! They are super cute - you'll have to do a matching rash vest ;)

  2. Oh wow, so adorable :) !

  3. Love the swim trunks and LOVE those adorable, macho boys! I could eat them up!

  4. really really adorable! I love the throwback look and the different options. And your son is sooooo cute!

  5. Love it! Those pictures are so adorable!

  6. I love these too. Pity we are heading out of Winter here. Will have to wait a few months but will definately give these a go :)

  7. Love these. Must admit I rather like your James Bond photo too!

  8. Love these. Must admit I rather like your James Bond photo too!

  9. Fabulous! Love them so much, if I ever have a boy to sew for, I will be all over this!

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  11. These are so stinkin cute. What handsome little models too!

  12. Very, very cute! Those boys are so hilariously awesome with as your models!

  13. The attitude on those boys is incredible, lol. You have some very good models! I want to buy the pattern and I don't even need swim trunks for my 2 year old this year, lol.


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