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Sunday, September 06, 2015

#5 Sleep Shorts / Amerson Undies / Knickers from Worn Shirt

RanchHouse September Sewing Goal: *Mend, alter, refashion 10 Boxers or Sleep Shorts.
This is #5.

Boxers or Sleep Shorts or Amerson Undies:
*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!!!

After: Amerson Undies
Some call them knickers.
Before:  Old turquoise shirt from end of summer closet clean out.

After: Medium weight cotton Amerson Undies to wear with t-shirts or night-gown. Also described as knickers.

Free Pattern. Amerson Undies by Madylnne; designed to be made in wovens. They are full,  do not sit tight like knits, and can be worn under loose clothing.  Cute Amersons and Pattern link:

Elastic on the inside.

Lace on the edge.
*Old Turquoise Shirt: Print FREE PDF and create pattern. Due to limited fabric in the shirt the Undies required some piecing.
*Lace/ Elastic: Amersons pattern shows elastic outside.
I used thin white inside.

What I Learned:  Even Amersons take a bit of fabric. Use larger garments for less piecing of  Undies. The pattern is graded and elastic helps control sizing.
Be sure to read up on how to mark and space elastic prior to stitching.

Before: Turquoise shirt
from end of summer closet cleaning.

Pattern: Printed from FREE PDF.
Traced onto old pillowcase.

1 comment:

Carissa said...

Boy, you have been productive lately! I love the little lacy ruffled edges!