Readers, the theme of this week (so far -- it's only Thursday) seems to be boxer shorts!
Yesterday morning I whipped up yet another pair, this time using a remnant of a panel print (purchased at Elliott Berman; I think the fabric is Hugo Boss) that I used to make a shirt with last fall.
|With Deepika of Pattern Review at a PR Anniversary Party held at Elliott Berman Textiles.|
This pair doesn't have bias trim, but rather is cut straight across the bottom with vents on the outside leg seams for ease of movement. I wasn't sure I had enough fabric to get the full effect of the fabric design, but with a little careful piecing (and seaming), I managed to do it.
My purple and green print boxers (fabric from Mood Fabrics), worn with the matching shirt, looks a lot like a vintage cabana outfit. Maybe I'll create one for our (late) summer beach vacation.
Finally, my Liberty boxers (made from remnants from Zack's shirt). These feel super-luxurious and are so comfortable to wear.
I'd love to make even more boxers. They're fun to put together and help use up leftover fabric -- so practical!
If you're interested in making boxers and aren't sure how, be sure to check out my Men's Boxers Sew-Along links in my archives. I used them myself to refresh my memory!
In other news, Susan and I have chosen some fabrics for the projects I've been working on for her and I wanted to share them with you. The lavender is a lovely cotton sateen and the floral is a Liberty poplin. For a coordinating informal jacket, I'm thinking maybe gray linen or cotton seersucker (or even a pale blue chambray). We'll see.
And that's it. Anybody else sewing boxers this week?
Have a great day, everybody!