Sunday, 7 December 2014

Stormset for him

Kwik Sew 2881 is a classic men's pattern for a classic bloke like Mr V. 

I've used RO209 Stormset Blue print for this set using fabric from Funki Fabrics. Stormset is appropriate based on the tropical storms we've been getting so far this Summer.
The contrast is a navy blue and these trunks has the leg seams so there's no chafing.
 Here's his new summer set
This fabric was really easy to hem on the coverstitch machine.
 He's really happy with his new rashie. It dried off very fast on a 40C day by the pool.
Do you think he's going to expect more makes for Summer? What have I done?

Thank you Funki Fabrics for these two fabrics. The colours have held up in the heat so far and we've got a long Summer ahead, and we're so ready for a day on the beach, once the sharks leave Bondi Beach:)

About the fabrics 
Funki Fabrics are polyester print base and they are also: 
  • Ulta chlorine resistant
  • Pilling resistant
  • Shape retention
  • Two way stretch 
  • UV protective
Mr V loves the UV protection. He burns so easily even in the Winter.

If you're seriously considering sewing your own activewear, read Susan's activewear post that she wrote earlier this year. Her sewing industry knowledge is priceless.

11 comments:

Shelly said...

Ohh yes, I think you may have started something with this set. It looks fabulous and I'm sure Mr V will be wanting more :)

BMGM said...

The set, the jacarada tree and Mr V look great!

Velosewer said...

Thanks Shelley. I think he's hinting for cycling gear:))

Velosewer said...

Thanks Grace.

Velosewer said...

Maybe I can get him to use a sewing machine too???

beajay said...

Now that I would pay to see!

Michelle said...

You are so ON TOP of this stretch sewing thing! I really need to get more practice in. Might have to look into that pattern for the redheaded DH too - I can never find him a rashie that is long enough for his 6 foot 2-ness.

Sue Kenny said...

I am just about to order some fabric to make this rashie top for my DH! Looks good!

Tomasa said...

Very nice! I do think you may have started something….he may be making requests pretty soon!

Velosewer said...

I hope you enjoy their fabrics too Sue.

Velosewer said...

I think he may have a list but he's yet to share it with me:)

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