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.


  1. 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. 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!

  3. 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.”

  4. 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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