I made the girls bathing suits so I figured I would make The Boy some swim trunks too. He'll love the sharks. Too bad I didn't drop the embroidery just a little bit further down the leg. On the next pair, I plan to make a deeper hem like what you would see on RTW shorts. I am also using a boot shoelace for the waist. I'll change that out for a regular white shoelace when I get a hold of one of them. This is a size 110 which corresponds to a size 6. My kids are tall and skinny so we will definitely be needing the tie string. They do have elastic in them too but it's probably not going to be tight enough.
Embroidery detail. This is from Emblibrary.com. My son is obsessed with all things ocean.
Son: Hey Mom, did you know that Vampyroteuthis is called the vampire squid from hell?
Me: Um, what?!??!?!?!
Son: The squid from HELL mom! What does hell mean? Hell. Hell. Hell. Hell.
Me: Where did you learn that? Hell is one of those adult words that kids shouldn't say.
Son: Oh. But what does hell mean?
Me: Well, it's a bad place. They mean a scary, dangerous squid. Where did you learn about it?
Son: On that DVD, the Blue Planet. Did you know that there is an Amazon catfish that eats only wood? WOOD, mom! Let's get one so it can eat the brush in the backyard.
Me: Hmmmm, I'll think about.
On a side note: this was a much better use of a cuss word that when he told me, "Mom, there's some fucking cheese on my tomatoes" and then said there was a "lot of fucking rain outside." I actually had to leave the room while me husband dealt with it. I was beside myself giggling uncontrollably. He's a total science nerd. I wonder where he gets that. He told his kindergarten teacher that he "loves her more than space and space goes on forever."