I bought this pattern late last year but was wondering if I'd ever get around to using it. I'd made some undies for Max a while ago & they were a hit with him but they are also super cheap to buy and I have limited sewing time. Despite all that I've been wanting to make the smalls there own undies just because. No merchandising on the front (although Addie does love her wiggles jocks) and made from 'recycled fabric'. So this week I pulled out some of those cotton knit t-shirts that I find in the 50c bin at the op shop and the kids picked out the ones they wanted to use....
the first ones were pretty much made to the pattern (except I didn't bother to top-stitch)
This is a great pattern (lots of photos and instructions if you haven't sewn much) and the style really lends itself to using scrap/recycled fabrics & mixing up colours/prints. To make up a bunch I wanted a slightly faster sew-up so I dropped the bands of cotton/lycra around the legs & waist and instead used fold-over elastic - that stuff is magic! This made the sewing faster and I think they look just as good (and if you don't have an overlocker/serger they make a much neater finish). The smalls were smitten with their new undies and despite Adelaide's trial pair being a bit small she insisted on wearing them 2 days in a row.
After all that I was feeling inspired to try making some for the rest of the household. I cut out some mens undies using an old Kwiksew pattern a few years ago but they were so MASSIVE I didn't bother finishing them. I set out to find a different men's underwear pattern on Pattern Review. This lead me to a review on PR by Peter. That then lead me on to his blog and in particular this post. What can I say........ he sews, he uses vintage patterns and he owns 9 vintage sewing machines!
Check out Peter's blog or head over to Kirsty's for more creative spaces.