07-trunksWe have had an unseasonably cool summer around here. Originally, I had planned lots of summer (and swimsuit) sewing, but the temperatures have left me unmotivated to sew most of them. With only a month left until school starts, I thought that I had better pick back up some of those projects that I had intended to work on and finish them up. First up? Peek-a-boo patterns Cowabunga Board Shorts.

While I own several of this designer’s patterns, this was a first actually sewing them up. When I measured Easton, his hips put him in the 4T range (he’s 6)! I opted to cut a 5 instead because there was no way he could be that small. Good thing I did because when I test fit him, the 5 looked to be too snug in the hips for a pair of board shorts (or maybe we just wear them really loose around here). The design is cute and the instructions were fine, they just need to be a bit looser. I’m not sure if I’ll attempt a larger size this season or not – I may see how many other projects I finish up first and then see where I’m at.