I have a t-shirt blanket to finish up. Finally got the rest of the supplies I needed and I anticipate being able to sit down this afternoon and spend a few hours working on that blanket some more. Yesterday, I taught myself how to put grommets on bags and I made 2 drawstring bags that I absolutely adore. And this morning, well, I wanted a pair of shorts. In a haste one night to get dinner started but having just spilled something on the skirt I was wearing I grabbed the first thing I found clean in the dryer and it was a pair of my husbands Lucky Brand boxer shorts. I loved the bagginess of them and how absolutely comfortable they were. I haven't been able to find any shorts at the store that I like so I though, why not try to recreate the boxer shorts in a girly fabric for myself. I'm bummed because I didn't get the sizing right but don't think that's the end of my trying! I will try again. They turned out super cute and I really want a pair for me.
So without further ado, here is my mini tut of hubs boxer short knock-offs!
|The inspiration, a pair of Lucky Brand men's boxer shorts|
|Turned hubby's boxers inside out and created a pattern, cut 2x front and backed, stitched the sides together|
|With right sides together, I stitched the crotch seam|
|Realizing that the waist was way off, I cut the top off and sketched a new pattern for next time|
|I measured the waist, x2 and added about another 2 inches. This is probably where I am going to have to rework my pattern.|
|Added the waist band, left a small opening for the elastic|
|The final product, they are so cute. I'm so bummed that they don't fit!!|
I figured out what I did wrong. I tapered the waist/hips and i should not have done that. I should have just made a straight line up. 2nd attempt a success. Flower pattern on a not so small butt, not successful. But hey, at least I have a pair of comfy shorts for around the house or as a quick bathing suit cover up for the beach.
|2nd attempt, I made the lines straight up instead of curved. THAT was my mistake the first time around.|
|Need a smaller butt to pull off the flowers, but comfortable around the house nonetheless.|