Dec 28 2010
Just wanted to post some final thoughts on the Tommy Boxer and some things I would do differently.
Overall, this is a great pattern. Really easy to follow. Very clear instructions and excellent guiding pictures. I’ll definitely make it again.
Here are some items I would do differently:
- Size-wise, I recommend making whatever your “normal” size is. I measured one of my husband’s favorite pairs across the seat of the pants as recommended in the pattern and used their guide which indicated I should make a medium. The medium fits him, but he’s requested a large for the next pair with the medium waist. Large is his normal size for store bought boxers.
- As mentioned in the sewalong, I would sew the sport elastic closer to the top of the boxers.
- I would sew the seams on the vents when I sew the side seams. I don’t see a reason to wait . . .
- I would use a lighter fabric. I used some Debbie Mumm quilting weight cotton. Super easy stuff to work with but a bit stiff as boxers go. Would probably try to find some lighter cotton.
Also, I’ve posted a review on Pattern Review: my review.