So, there's a long and had-to-be-there/know-him back story that lead me to sew some boxer shorts for The Manflesh. I forgot to take a photo of the first pair, but they were made from this Alexander Henry material: http://www.ahfabrics.com/product_details.php?p_id=1229
. That pair was a huge hit
. He bragged on them to all kinds of people. *Photo added below!
Well, now every time I'm at the fabric store, I get the giggles looking at prints that would make funny boxer shorts. The latest pair are from Dick and Jane fabric that has so many double entendres that it's almost impossible not to make underpants out of it! Action shot:
The pattern is Simplicity 9958. It's labeled that it should take 1 hour to make and I think that's accurate IF you aren't trying to
1. find the funniest parts to put on the front or match patterns,
2. watch tv,
3. drink a cocktail.*Action shot 2
I spent a lot of time trying to get the best positioning of the guys on the shorts. Unfortunately, I was concentrating mostly on the fly (ahem) and hem and didn't even think about the waist band, so some of the guys' faces are distorted by the gathers. I was disappointed, but at least the print is not
about the guys' faces. Tchk tchk! Also, I wanted that guy carrying the lumber to be lower and a little closer to the center.