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Thursday, September 03, 2015

#3 Boxers or Sleep Shorts from Worn Shirt

RanchHouse September Sewing Goal:
  • Mend, alter, refashion 10 Boxers or Sleep Shorts. This is #3.
 Boxers or Sleep Shorts:
  • Made from Pre-retirement stash that does not fit the Retirement lifestyle.
  • Fit the need for more at-home lounge clothes. Retirement has some benefits!!!

Yolk and waistband added from stash.
These summer boxers are as comfortable
as wearing sweats in the winter.
Before:  Old brown shirt from the closet.

After: Back panel boxers. Shirt did not yield much fabric due to seams, darts.

*Old Shirt: Piece and cut new boxers.
Add turquoise and brown yolk, waistband,and back panel cut from stash fabric.
*Back Panel Pattern: Pattern from men's boxers was traced onto white pillowcases. There aren't side seams, they can be added to piece fabrics. I have seen boxers with front panels also to allow for even more contrasting fabric.

What I Learned: This shirt yielded less fabric due to seams, darts, button plackets. The contrasting back-panel is needed to extend the shirt fabric.
The back panel also eliminates a back seam which can ride up.
After: Back panel added to stretch original brown fabric.

Audition for Refashion fabrics.

Before: Light turquoise not used
Pattern: Traced onto pillowcase from old boxers.

Ideas for Boxers:


jennifer elliott said...

I love the color and pattern combination of the boxers. Nice job.

Jennifer Elliott, EOD

RanchHouse said...

Thanks Jennifer,
This series of boxers have been so comfy for lounging in this week. Best of all, some clothes were repurposed.