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Vintage Surfer Style Board Shorts Sewing Pattern for Vintage May

Vintage Surfer Style by Melly Sews

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This post is part of the Vintage May series, hosted by Craftiness is not Optional and Skirt As Top.

When I got invited to be part of this series, I knew my Vintage May look would be a boy look. And I had other plans for this, but then I also had some stuff I was working on for my summer collection, and finally it occurred to me that instead of stressing myself out, I should incorporate one of my patterns into my look. So today you get a sneak peek at my Big Island Board Shorts Sewing Pattern, which will be released later this month.

Big Island Board Shorts Sewing Pattern

 

I wanted this whole look to be reminiscent of vintage surf and travel posters – I love those! I looked through several before using this fabric I picked up in Hawaii last summer to make the Hawaiian shirt.

Hawaiian Shirt by Melly Sews

 

So it’s not vintage fabric, but I think it definitely has a vintage vibe. I did use a sort of vintage (late 1970s, anyway) pattern as the basis for the shirt – got this one from my mom.

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I’m pretty sure there’s a photo somewhere with my brothers in matching shirts my mom made from this pattern. And I might be wearing a lace collared dress. Allegedly.

Anyway, between the Hawaiian shirt, the orange board shorts with the bias trim, and the processing on the photos, I think I got a vintage vibe going here, perfect for running on the beach…

Running Surfer by Melly Sews

Hangin’ 10…

Vintage Surf Style by Melly Sews

Striking a pose…

Vintage Surfer Inspired Shirt and Board Shorts by Melly Sews

Or watching the waves.

Vintage Inspired Hawaiian Shirt

Thanks to Jess and Kristin for including me in this series!

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Comments

  1. Fiona says

    Mel, this is unreal the exact same pattern is in my collection also inherited from my Mum!!! Love the look:)

  2. jan says

    Oh how I love this….the shirt fabric is amazing…and orange is my favorite……thanks for something great as always!!

  3. says

    Definitely a vintage, “Beach Boys” kinda vibe — love it! And my son would be all over that shirt too. Vibrant, loud and BLUE — what else could a boy want?

  4. Emilia says

    Outstanding as always miss melly. In awe as usual! I think your model is getting the hang of it… and loving it!

  5. AManda says

    I have some swim short fabric I turned into a runner years ago, and have been hoping for a boy to make shorts for. Check, check!! It’s finally time to start sewing for Aiden!

  6. says

    Soo adorable! I love both pieces so , so much…and especially the shots you got! The one of him striking his surfing pose is radical! ;)

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