You know how much I love making boxers!! Well, I decided to do some girly boxers using the same pattern I like for the boys. These are for my dd.
Here is the first pair.
Here is a closeup of the placket area.
A couple of things to share: First, girls (I'm told) like their boxers to sit lower. In fact, they buy men's boxers and fold them down at the top to get them shorter. So I took off a full inch from the top of the pattern, then turned the hem under a full 1 1/4" to form a casing for the elastic. If you've made these before, you know the elastic is typically sewn to the inside of the boxers and visible.
Second, I lengthened the bottom by about 2" to accommodate the bottom cuff.
I think these really turned out cute! I have already bought a silky black fabric and a red charmeuse to make 2 more pair. I want to add some lace inserts to the black pair. I hope they turn out like my vision!
Isn't it kind of cool to add a bit of heirloom sewing to otherwise plain old boxers??
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