I made the swim short in boring black milliskin matte from Spandex World. I cut a size X at the waist and a Y at the hip. I made the shorts as designed with the attached brief. The leg opening of the brief is very modest and quite low cut. Like all Jalie patterns I have made, the drafting is excellent. I had only one issue with the instructions. The final step didn't mention how to attach the brief to the shorts and waistband. Strangely, the French version of the instructions didn't mention how to attach the shorts...I emailed Jalie and got a response the next morning:
I just received a response from Emilie at Jalie Patterns. She realized that they were in fact missing a step between figure 30 & fig. 31. She has updated the .pdf instructions. Here is the link:
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So in summary, they look great, they feel good. The length of the shorts was very good. The instructions are missing a tiny bit of info, and consider the weight of the fabric when wet. I will get some good wear out of these swim shorts and will make more pairs in the future. Another winner from Jalie.