His favorite shirt pattern is Kwik Sew 575. It goes together fast and the collar is fairly uncomplicated. He prefers the trunks from Simplicity 7146. They have a drawstring instead of a belt and the legs are a bit roomier than the Kwik Sew.
With the leftover scraps, I made myself a matching bikini. I used Advance 3169 for the bikini bottom. The top is the reissue of Simplicity 1426 view C, with the criss-cross straps from view B. Zippers, buttons, lining, and contrast fabric are all from the stash.
The top was really easy to put together but I found it to be very slouchy and unsupportive after the first wear. Unpicking the bottom band and adding heavy weight interfacing inside the band and inserting stiff swim bra cups helped considerably. It's much more perky now. With these corrections I could almost wear it without the straps despite my C+ cup size.
We took these photos while on holiday in South Carolina. Look at all that sunshine!
I can barely keep my eyes open!
What a wonderful thing to be WARM in the summertime! It's pure bliss.