Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Trio of Triforce Undies

I know that a lot of people think sewing underwear is boring and a waste of time, but I am not one of those people! My me-made undies are the ones I reach for first, the ones that fit the best, and the ones that hold up the longest. I recently placed an order with Raspberry Creek Fabrics and decided to throw in a half yard of some sale cotton/Lycra with the express purpose of making undies. And I love how they turned out!

From a (generous) half yard I was able to get two pairs of underwear and one pair of boxerwear. All the patterns I used were from Stitch Upon a Time (Scrundlewear and Ladies' Boxerwear). I've made them before but I was pregnant when I made the boyshort scrundies and they turned out too big, even then. That was a medium, so I sized down to a small for these two. My hip is 36" which is the low end of the small. Final verdict? I think maybe still too big in places.

Briefs on the left, boyshorts on the right.

If you look at the two pairs of underwear compared to the boxerwear, the waistband is a lot bigger. The boxerwear fit perfectly, so for my next pair of scrundies I'll at the very least shorten the waistband. Whether or not I size down completely will depend on how these feel after washing. It's possible they got a bit stretched during sewing, even though I pressed well. I also feel like the rise, in the back only, is too high. That's a personal preference. I like low-rise jeans so I need my underwear to be the same. Believe it or not, this is the low-rise option on the pattern! I also may take a deeper seam allowance through the crotch (is there a better word for crotch?) because it's kind of wide. But in general, I like the wide bands on this pattern. I'm finishing up some underwear for my oldest and the bands are SO tiny, it makes it very difficult to sew.

This medium weight cotton/lycra (the navy is from Mood) is SO comfortable to wear. Gone are the days of cheap, slinky, "silky" underwear. I'm phasing those out. Am I showing my age? Probably. I did just celebrate my 7th wedding anniversary this week. We've been together for 10 years, I think it's safe to choose comfort at this point ;)

If you stumble across a great cut of cotton/lycra that you think you'd never wear, consider making undies! They're fun, fast and simple, and you can't beat the comfort!


  1. So cute! I'm pro underwear making too! I use a Jalie pattern mostly because it had views for the whole family and I couldn't bear not using my nice cotton/lycra for my boys. I like the waistband on this pattern--I will have to check it out!

    1. I offered to make my husband some Comox Trunks once...he declined :P There are a lot of nice options in this pattern, too!


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