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.

Rashie – Kwik Sew 2881

I love water sports and the thought of sunbathing on a hammock for a week gives me the willies, so while DH and I are on hols, I intend to do some water sports that I don’t get to do at home.


The only rashie top I own is a tight number that I bought in Hawaii five years ago and it even says, Hawaii five O on it. The pink top above is my toile. The fabric is again from Pitt Trading when we did swimwear classes at PT with Roberta. The boardies are new, but I have plans to make some this week.


The key change I made was I added 4cm to the side panel on the second rashie around my hips.
I also got DH to try one on because this pattern is for men. He’ll need a XL version and he already has a few in his wardrobe so I’ll make one for him when he needs one. I have used the budgie smugglers in this pattern for DH and he loves them.