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Tidal Wave Swim Shorts

(2 customer reviews)


You’re sure to make waves in the new Tidal Wave Swim Shorts! Spend more time playing with bathing suit bottoms that stay put. Read on below for details on all of the options available in this pattern.

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The Tidal Wave swim shorts are the perfect solution for an active summer! Forget your razor? No worries. Chasing tons of kids at the water park? No worries. Want to play sand volleyball but don’t feel quite as capable as Misty May-Treanor at keeping tiny swim bottoms in place? No worries. 5 out of 4 has got you covered!

The Women’s Tidal Wave Swim Shorts include:

-4 rise heights (high, mid-rise, low, extra low/maternity)
-2 leg lengths (2.5″ and 4.5″ when hemmed)
-Legs can be hemmed or finished with a band
-Solid or colorblocked option
-Optional drawstring

The Tidal Wave Swim Shorts are perfect for so many of our women’s swimsuit patterns!  A lot of our testers used the Agility, the X-Factor, the Escapade, and the Journey to create awesome combinations.

As always…

This listing is for a PDF sewing pattern, NOT a finished product. Your download should immediately pop up after purchasing, but you can also log into your account at any time and download the package again. Your downloads will include a professionally drawn pattern with trimless pages and layers. The pattern pieces included are formatted for 8.5×11, A4 (typically outside of the US), and A0 printers. Please remember to NOT use the A4 pattern unless you are located outside of the US and own an A4 printer and A4 paper. The A0 pattern is specifically designed for large format printing. You have permission from 5 out of 4 Patterns to have this pattern printed at your local copy shop. The separate tutorial download includes hyperlinks to help you navigate to whichever options you’re interested in doing. It also includes professionally drawn images for each tutorial step as well as pictures for steps that might be a little tricky. We take great pains to make the tutorial as clear as possible!

The Women’s Tidal Wave Swim Shorts pattern is available for women’s sizes XXS-5XL. The size chart and fabric requirements are listed in the last image.
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2 reviews for Tidal Wave Swim Shorts

  1. Sequoia Bond

    The Tidal Waves are perfect swim shorts to wear with the Rosanna! I Love Love Love them!

  2. Joan (verified owner)

    Love these for full coverage swim bottoms. Love them in a wicking fabric for under summer dresses too.

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