2 Dec

Yesterday I went down to the DC suburbs for the MD/VA/DC blogger meet up organized by Lisa. Good times! I’ve been wearing the heck out of my little purple shift (worn below). Despite swearing I wasn’t leaving with any fabric, I walked away with about ten pieces from the unloved fabric table. Heh.

This weekend I also made up two pairs of men’s boxer briefs from a Jalie 2327 for a holiday gift. I’m not sure how they fit yet as I’ve not gifted them yet.  But, based on some snooping around in underwear drawers (pun intended) I figured out the size I wanted to sew.

I also noticed that the RTW pairs I saw had a gusset in the crotch (horrid word), so I added that.

I used some flag elastic from eBay for the waist.  Gives it even more of an International Male (link is SO NOT safe for work) vibe, LOL. One pair is just from tubular cotton in my stash. No idea where it came from. The other pair is from the Under Armour knit I bought from Guss Woolens.

I do think the fly  is INSANELY long looking.

This took about 30 minutes from start to finish to sew. Super easy and actually useful. I’m probably going to make my dad a few pairs too. But, with traditional brief elastic and in boring white or gray. He cannot take fancy stuff with his drawers.

15 Responses to “Weekends”

  1. Becky December 2, 2012 at 13:21 #

    Miss Celie! That link is interesting. I am a little confused by the screened pouch pair of undies, but I am befuddled by many things these days. I think your undies look very cool. I really like that flag elastic. Are you sure your dad wouldn’t like that? Maybe he is just too timid to buy a fancier pair for himself. I bet you will not receive any feedback about the fly being too long. What man would say that the fly is too long? Sorry, couldn’t resist – LOL!

  2. allisblog December 2, 2012 at 15:10 #

    Can u include a link i would love to meetup

  3. Carol December 2, 2012 at 16:34 #

    Wow! Impressive undies.

  4. Bec December 2, 2012 at 17:51 #

    haha, ‘gusset’ and ‘crotch’ are on a list of my least favourite words! they’re gross! Cute undies, I agree, remember when Rhett Butler bought Mammy a red petticoat? And she loved it? You’re Dad might like a bright pair!

  5. Shams December 2, 2012 at 18:45 #

    What a great group of sewists! I like that flag elastic.

  6. Jane M December 2, 2012 at 19:57 #

    Looks like it was a fun get together and also some fun going on in the undies drawer. And I think it’s a wonderful present “with flying colors.”

  7. theperfectnose December 2, 2012 at 22:08 #

    I had a comment to make but my brain went blank after checking out that link you sent me.

  8. theperfectnose December 2, 2012 at 22:08 #

    *sent me to XP Typing ability deteriorated as well..

  9. Erin Cumming December 3, 2012 at 13:37 #

    Of course I’m at work and HAD to click the link.

  10. Ken December 3, 2012 at 14:31 #

    Where can you still buy this pattern?

  11. Joanne December 3, 2012 at 16:29 #

    Love the flag elastic & resulting shorts, and omg that link is hilarious. What’s with the last picture?!

  12. gingermakes December 4, 2012 at 20:57 #

    Ooh, these boxers are way cute! What a great gift!

  13. nik December 6, 2012 at 13:04 #

    I have yet to make myself some undies. These look great. And you made me remember that International Male exists. I’d forgotten all about them.


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