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Topic: Days of the Week Boxers [Tame Pics, Suggestive Fabrics]  (Read 11297 times)
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« on: December 15, 2007 12:57:12 PM »

Whew!  I've just finished a set of Days of the Week Boxers for the ManFlesh for Christmas.  If there's one thing I know well now that I didn't before it's Simplicity pattern 9958.  Hoo boy!  I've now made 9 pairs of those suckers, because making sassy underpants for this guy is addictive.

A close up of the Day tag:


I like how the font and the crude cutting and sewing adds a bit of a retro-name-sewn-in-for-sleep-away-camp feel, even though that was just a happy accident.  The tags are ink jet iron-on transfers.

The set in their box:



Sunday - Thursday:


Tiger Stripe-inside joke (the only flannel pair, the rest are woven cotton prints); Stanley Tape Measures-tee hee; Bones-ahem; Wood-tchk, tchk; Purple Swirls-the most masculine purple I could find that trip (purple is his favorite color).

Friday & Saturday:


Dogs Playing Poker-couldn't pass it up; Heels on Wheels pin-ups-he'd probably prefer a more retro-style pin-up, but I found this first and he'll definitely appreciate the kitsch factor.

And my post wouldn't be complete with out an image of and special thanks to my primary Studio Assistant, Pearl.  Hold that corner of the pattern down, will ya?

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007 01:09:05 PM »

haha my favorite is the one with the rulers (I think you know why).
I love simplicity 9958! I've made about 5 pairs w/ it! Some for my boyfriend, some for my dad, and some for the milkman (jk).

I modified it for a pair of girlie boxers as well:


(they are all worn out by now)

Do you put snaps on the fly? Because I always omit that step. Snaps are just so daunting to me.
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2007 01:26:04 PM »

Love the idea + your boxers look great!

ETA: Just got the rulers fabric, heh heh. Little slow here.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2007 01:27:02 PM »

Great idea, they turned out really cute...... I am sure he will love them...........  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007 01:32:17 PM »

tenesmus:

Haha!  Your reply reminds me of a friend of mine who's dad actually was a milkman for awhile when he was a kid.  Anyway, I never put the snaps in, because none of his store-bought boxers have snaps, so it seems like he doesn't want them so why bother?  I also omit Step 1 and do all my pressing/pinning of the waist and legs at once, then sew them (Steps 11 and 14), then do the elastic (Steps 12 & 13).

How'd you modify them for a girlie fit?

jennybean & sueece:
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007 02:13:27 PM »

Wow, I bet you could pump 3 pairs out in an hour with that method!

It's really easy to girlify this pattern. I just take a few inches off the very top of the shorts, which makes the crotch/rise shorter--->now they will ride at your hips instead of at your belly-button! Then I hem the legs up shorter as well. I also used the boy sizes instead of the men sizes.
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2007 02:17:15 PM »

I've made 9 pairs now, so I rarely have to use the directions.  If I used fabrics that could use the same color of thread, I think I could do 3 an hour!  If I didn't try to watch Flight of the Conchords and have a cocktail while doing it, that is.  Wink  I also gave up on zigzagging the seams and just used pinking shears.

Do you mind me asking your size?  I'm a 6 and wonder if even a boys' L would fit better than the men's S. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2007 02:28:29 PM »

Okay, I just busted out the pattern!
I am a size 8 and it turns out that I used the mens XS and it gave me a snug fit, but not in a bad way, so maybe try the boys XL or L depending on if you will be doing karate kicks in them or just lounging around...
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2007 03:11:13 PM »

I don't even do karate kicks in my dreams, tenemus!  I suppose now I'll have to go back to the fabric store.  Darn.  Tongue  I see cozy flannel boxers in my future.  Ahhhhhh.  Thanks for your help and advice!
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2007 10:36:42 AM »

All my boytoys boxers are so boring, I think I will go on a boxer creation spree as well! I love the little sewn on tags, it makes them look so one of a kind.

I love your fabric choices as well. I think I am going to make a Spiderman collection.
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