It wasn’t our final birthday of the month but, this is my final project that I made for birthday sewing this month.
I had purchased this fabric with something else in mind. I always have something in mind when I purchase fabric. Otherwise how can I justify purchasing more? LOL! One day while I was working in my sewing room, I was trying to decide what I could whip up quickly for my stepson’s birthday. I turned and looked at the red and white poke-a-dots and suddenly knew that it had to be boxer shorts! My stepson is 24 so, it just seemed appropriate (or it could be just my sick sense of humor).
I have been wanting to make a pair of 5 panel boxers but haven’t found a pattern yet. One day I plan to create a pattern from an old pair from my husband’s underwear drawer. Until then I dug through my patterns and found Butterick 5286 ~ Father & Son.
It’s mainly a pattern from pajamas in both men and boys sizes. The shorts option has a fly and that was what I was wanted to make.
My stepson is roughly my husband’s size so I used his measurements.
I really like the way they turned out. I hope that he likes them enough to wear them. He said that he would bring them back if they needed any adjustments. I don’t think there is enough fabric left to make a pair for myself. But, there is enough to make a pair for my oldest grandson. His birthday is coming up at the end of March.