That’s right. I made underwear. And it wasn’t even for myself. It was for the hubs! I made men’s underwear people. Like real men’s underwear.
And you know what else? It was super easy! When I started my sewing adventures, I stumbled across a company called Thread Theory Designs. They design menswear sewing patterns that men would actually wear. I scooped up their Parkland pattern series right away. I’ve made a Strathcona tee so far and have big plans for making the Jedediah pants/shorts (I have big plans for making lots of things though…). Anyways, they recently came out with an underwear pattern; the Comox trunks (I also love that these patterns have names instead of numbers like the big pattern companies).
So Darryl is probably my biggest critic when it comes to sewing, in a good way of course. So when he says something like, ‘That actually looks really good’, I take it as, ‘Oh my gosh, that looks so great! It looks like you paid $50 for it at a store!’. Ha, so that’s probably not what he means, but it motivates me to keep trying new things anyways.
When I finished these underwear and he tried them on he actually exclaimed a ‘Wow!’. I think I almost cried! They are the comfiest underwear he’s had in a long time. The fit was a little big, but I resized the elastic and they fit perfect. Next time (because there will be many next times!) I’ll make a size smaller and take a bit out of the recommended elastic size.
You may notice that there is no fly exit on these underwear. I asked Darryl if he ever used it and he said no, so I thought I’d save a little time and omit it. It is included in the pattern and I’d like to try it in a future pair.
For these underwear, I used a thrifted piece of fabric with 4 way stretch. I believe there is a little spandex in them because they retain their shape so well. There is just enough fabric left to make another pair. The elastic is a knit elastic and is super comfortable against the skin. My local Fabricland had a bunch of this 1″ elastic in lots of different colours.
This is a wonderful pattern and I would highly recommend it. I have one thing checked off the list of things I never need to buy again! Woohoo!