So, I got my first Sew Selfless September item finished…
Thread Theory Comox boxers for Mr. 5!
He declined to model them. I tried the “how about just an ass shot?” angle with no dice. It’s OK, I’ll keep that cute butt all to myself.
I only made one change, and that was to make the curve of the front opening bigger. I moved the curve down 1″ and over 1/2″, connecting with my french curve.
I changed the pattern after some feedback I received from him about the line drawing of the boxers. I forget the exact wording Mr. 5 used, but the spirit of of it was “My wang will choke if I have to thread it in and out of these small openings.”
Like I’ve said, I am the TMI master. Sorry, honey.
Here’s what it looked like sewn up. The pattern calls for having the curve to the left as shown above, but I chose to do the opposite because my top stitching was neater for this piece. :P
The fabric I used for these was pretty fun…it’s an old T Shirt from a canoe race Mr. 5 participated in!
I was able to cut everything out pretty efficiently! I used the upper front (the design, of course) for his buns, the sides and fly were cut from the lower part of the shirt, and the double faced crotch piece used to be the left sleeve.
Here are some obligatory innards photos:
These boxers were really pretty fun and quick to sew together. I’m looking forward to having Mr. 5 take these for a spin so he can let me know if any changes are necessary before I go all crazy and make a whole slew of them. I’m also interested to see how the plain ol’ T-shirt fabric will wear over the course of a day. May not be comfy; we’ll find out!
I already have a request for shorter (or fabric covered) waist elastic; the prescribed 1 1/2″ wide elastic isn’t Mr. Man’s cup o’ tea. Will try 1″ next. Anyone have recommendations for where to get nice, soft elastic? Perhaps Sew Sassy?
This experience really makes me want to try some more Thread Theory patterns. This one was drafted well, IMO, and I’m a sucker for neato packaging!
And since its’ been a while, here’s a photo of Oscar da Boxer. It’s only fitting to include him when we are talking about boxers anyway:
I took this while I was cutting out the boxers. At first I was like “Aww, he looks so cute; legs all over the place like a puppy!” and then I realized I had made a lot of noise and he hadn’t moved at all, and his eyes were sort of half open. Those things kind of freaked me out, so I proceeded to poke him until he woke up. Poor guy having to deal with mama’s neuroses!