Huge fan of Thread Theory that I am (their recent and incredible pea coat pattern here), I was super excited that they've designed and provided us lady sewists with a quick, useful, and (dare I say) sexy item of clothing to make for our men: the Comox Trunks. Thank you! And they've made it uber easy by offering a kit, complete with lovely bamboo fabric, elastic waistband, and cute little tag label. Love their beautiful packaging!
The pattern is a tad confusing with all the overlapping and non-mirrored pieces (guess I haven't thoroughly studied how boxer briefs are constructed...), but multiple readings of the directions and laying out the pieces clarified it. I also had a bit of a problem sewing the bias along the front opening, but after trying everything (double needle, coverstitch machine, regular zigzag, multi-stitch zigzag), I pulled out the one tool I should have started with: my walking foot. Gets the job done, yet again.
I sewed the waistband on slightly differently than in the directions, to make it easier to line up and create a cleaner finish on the inside. I placed the elastic inside the shorts, wrong side to wrong side, matching up the edges. I used a small zigzag to sew them together, trimmed overhanging fabric, and then flipped the waistband up. I probably should have secured the edge with another round of stitching from the right side, but it stays in place just fine.
And the back view:
The trunks are awesome and I'm looking forward to trying them out in some performance knit fabrics! A huge thank you to my incredible husband for agreeing to be my underwear model :)