If you follow my blog, you may already know I freakin’ love boardshorts. I will also wear them while surfing too, since few people appreciate me duckdiving a wave in a thong. Their loss.
Anywho, I picked up this pair of Quiksilver Waterman Boardshorts a while back. I love them except for the thicky-thick tie that came with it. It’s bulgy, doesn’t stay tied, and hurts when I lay on my board to paddle. Time for a makeover.
I gathered some 1/4″ flat elastic, a needle and thread, some scissors, and a seam ripper (if needed).
The tie was sewn into the shorts, so I had to use my seam ripper to remove it:
Taking just a small length of the flat elastic, I laced it through the grommets of the shorts’ fly from the TOP DOWN. This is important since I want to join the elastic together at the BOTTOM, where the elastic won’t get as much action. I pulled the sides of the fly together flush, and pinned the elastic ends together where it’s comfortable.
This now stays flat, pulls on and off easily, and there’s no need to worry about my shorts staying tied finally.
I’m so happy that the biggest pressing concern is chafing my belly button when I surf. It can ALWAYS be worse, brah….