Thursday, May 24, 2012

Boxer Shorts for Joe

When I started on the boxer project, I was originally going to make the first pair for Joe.  But then I decided better to make me a pair first to get all the kinks out, then make a pair for him.

Joe's Boxers went a lot faster.  I easily drew a pattern in a medium size for him. If you remember, I followed some directions off the internet to draw the pattern myself.

I used the same fabric I used for my boxers, however I used red thread so the decorative stitch of my Vintage Kenmore would show.

Decorative stitch

Modeled with McCall's 6231 top

Another view
I have now decided to return to shirt sewing.  I found some nice white cotton/linen material at the thrift-store I am going to use to make myself a McCall's 4079 shirt.  This looks like it will be a nice casual style that will go well with the fabric I have.  I had the pattern in my stash, and now with the proper material, I am going to give it a go.
I think I will use my Brother XL2600I to make this shirt.  I used it yesterday to hem some pants for a friend. I will say, once a person figures out how to fold the fabric for the blind-hem stitch, this machine sews it beautifully with the included blind-hem foot.

Also, I have been planting some zinnias, marigolds, tomatoes, pumpkins, and other vegetables in the garden I grew from seed.   So in between watering the garden, I will be working on the shirt.

See you next time.


  1. Have you ever thought of quilting?

    1. Quilting has crossed my mind. One of these days I might try a simple one.