Dec 23 2010
Today we’re doing the elastic This walkthrough assumes you’ve bought the pattern which has very detailed instructions on how to pin the elastic. So I’m not going to go into some of the measurement details, but will show you what it looked like for me so you can tell you’re on the right track.
Attaching the elastic
Tuck the sport elastic into the pocket made with the fly on the right side of the boxers. Stitch in place.
Pin the rest of the elastic in place at the points specified in the pattern. (This is the part where the pattern has a table of measurements for you to follow.)
Stitch the sport elastic in the 4 channels. You’ll want to hold the fabric such that the elastic is stretched but the fabric is flat.
Here’s what teh right side looks like after it’s sewn. Like real boxers!
And from the inside. I’ll probably push the elastic a bit higher next time so there’s not so much of a ruffle at the top.
Overlap the two parts of the fly and pin to secure in place.
Tomorrow is Food Friday and Christmas Eve so we’ll finish up on Saturday.