I have been diverted from my ongoing quilting projects to make… Underwear for my husband.
When I saw the Comox Trunks Sew-along I couldn’t resist joining. I was late to the party, so sewed up two complete underpants today, more catchupalong really!
When I told my husband what I was doing he raised an eyebrow and more or less said he didn’t think he’d wear them, why on earth was I making underpants!
I wasn’t put off…I was determined to prove him wrong!
I mostly serged them together.
The first pair was too big, and too messy, I had a nightmare trying to put on the elastic – the jersey was curling really badly.
I decided to hem the legs with a twin needle, but it didn’t really feel that comfortable.
So I made a second pair.
I went down a size and this time I serged the top after construction so that the elastic went on easier. I also made ABSOLUTELY sure that I didn’t stretch the leg fabric when I hemmed them.
Much much better. My husband’s verdict: not bad at all, he will wear them after all. If he had one criticism, it was that he’d like the back to be higher. No problem- that could probably be easily done with the pattern pieces.
Result! Quick, easy, satisfying project!