Changing the fit of trunks
Okay, so this is the first time that I have tried to share pdf files from a blog, so for sure there is a better way! This is how I have worked out how to do it for now. I have uploaded the pattern files to Scribd. I think you have to login into Scribd to download the files. It does not cost anything to sign up to Scribd.
There are 3 pages to this pattern. Each page is given in a separate pdf file. Click on "Download" at the bottom of each picture. The downloaded file can then be opened and printed from Adobe Reader. I created the files to be printed on A4 paper. I'm not sure what happens when you print on letter paper, but each page does include a bit of overlap, so hopefully that works okay as well.
If you scroll past the 3 pictures, you will find pattern info, including a size chart and notions list.
Boys Trunks Page 1
Boys Trunks Page 2
Boys Trunks Page 3
|Size||Hip Measurement||Elastic measurement||Hip Measurement||Elastic measurement|
|3||57.4||52.6||22 5/8||20 3/4|
|4||60||54.9||23 5/8||21 5/8|
|5||62.6||57.2||24 5/8||22 1/2|
|6||65.2||59.5||25 5/8||23 3/8|
|7||67.8||61.8||26 3/4||24 1/4|
|8||70.4||64.0||27 3/4||25 1/4|
|9||73||66.3||28 3/4||26 1/8|
|10||75||68.1||29 1/2||26 3/4|
Fabric Selection: this pattern is designed for knit fabrics with good stretch and recovery. Cotton-lycra, supplex-lycra or viscose-lycra blends would be ideal.
Supplies and notions
- 0.4 m of fabric (this should be enough to make 2 - 3 pairs, depending on the size)
- soft elastic, 20 - 25 mm width, see table for length
- polyester thread
- stretch or ball point sewing machine needle
Seam and hem allowances are included with the pattern. Seam allowances = 6 mm (1/4"). Hem allowance is 10 mm (3/8").