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!
Pam @Threading My Way
In two years of reading blogs, this is the first pair of men’s underpants I have ever seen. Great job successfully sewing a garment most of us have never attempted!!!
Thanks! They were super quick to make and surprisingly easy (thanks to an excellent pattern)!
Pam @Threading My Way
I’ve featured your underwear today, Ashley…
Wow! Thanks so much Pam 🙂
Wow! I’m super impressed. I have undies on the list for Father’s Day. I’ve never sewn anything for my husband; and it doesn’t seem fair since he’s so supportive and you know..buys me lots of fabric! Lol. I have been looking at the men’s undie patterns from Greenstyle and Jolie- I don’t think I’ve heard of the company you mentioned. So I’m excited to go check it out!! Great job!
Thanks Amy! This is the second item I’ve ever sewn for my husband and I’m so glad he loves them. I am certain that your husband will love them too! This pattern also has a sew-along that includes a great reference post for customizing the pattern. Have fun checking them out!
I’m superduper impressed by this! I think this is something handmade that my hubby would appreciate 🙂
Thanks Agy! It is hard to find handmade things they will like, isn’t it?
I looked for the pattern for men’s underwear, but wasn’t able to locate. Could you please send me a link where I can buy it?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Hi Linda! Here’s the link to purchase the pattern: http://threadtheory.ca/collections/alpine/products/comox
There is a tissue pattern option and a print at home PDF pattern option.