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birthday boxers

IMG_1353Daughter #2 turned 16 last weekend, so as a gift at her request, I made boxers for her and her friends. I used ikat fabric I bought at a good price at Hancock’s.

IMG_1357To make these classic five-panel boxers, I used adult and kid patterns for First Choice Boxers by Timber Lane Press. (I bought these patterns at Jackman’s Fabrics, but you can find them online on Amazon.) For four pair, I made the kid large; for the rest I made adult small. Garment sewing is not intuitive for me, but the pattern directions are clear and well illustrated. I always consider it a success when my finished project looks like the pattern picture! It was the first time I used sports elastic–it worked out well. I had also never done flat-felled seams before. I like the way they cleanly finish a seam. I got lots of practice: six flat-felled seams per boxer times 8!

IMG_1354I stamped the girls’ names on the elastic so they could tell whose are whose.

IMG_1360The girls like the authentic baggy seat of these boxers. They are the real deal! I’ll be using these patterns again–these boxers make great gifts.

IMG_1349Here’s to good friends.

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2 thoughts on “birthday boxers

  1. Dana Silver on said:

    They look fabulous I have the same pattern from Jackmans !

    • Your superhero boxers for Bonnie were my inspiration! I had the First Choice pattern for ages but kept wimping out and simply modifying an easy pj pant pattern to make sleep shorts. Once I saw your superhero boxers, I thought it was time for me to give it a go. I have been converted!

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