Cloud 9 swimshorts pattern release

Back in August last year the lovely ladies from Petit Threads asked me to test their Cloud 9 Swimshorts pattern.  Yes!!  Finally a swimmers  pattern for boys!

cloud 9 swimshorts front

Well, the long awaited pattern release is finally here.  Petit Threads is a collaborative between awesome boy mum and pattern designer Laura of Titchy Threads and children’s style connoisseur Celina of Petit a Petit & Family – so you know they’ve gotta be good.

The fun euro style shorts makes a big change from the usual style boys wear here in Australia – boardies (board shorts) or the less common briefs.

From a swimming perspective, I’ve found these swimmers to be much more practical than boardies due to their fitted style.  The reversible feature was a winner with Mr 4 allowing him to choose which side to wear – essentially two pairs in one!

cloud 9 swimshorts front 2


cloud 9 swimshorts back

For the original pair, I omitted the leg cuffs but boys will be boys and with all the climbing out of pools and crazy star jump moves there had been a few threats of indecency – nothing anyone else would have noticed thankfully!  But even still, I decided a second pair with the cuffs wouldn’t go astray to preserve some modesty.

swim shorts front


swim shorts back

I’m hoping to get my hands on some better fun boy prints in swimwear fabric before next summer but for now, after 6 months of summer swimming these are still going strong.

Girl mums – you guys don’t miss out either.  The lovely Azur reversible swimsuit pattern for girls has also been released and a discount of 25% is available for a short time if you purchase both patterns together.

Catch you soon!!

Nat x

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