Sunday, September 1, 2013

Silk Boxer Shorts

It was our wedding anniversary this weekend and I have always given DH a traditional gift each year, and this year it is linen or silk.

For some reason I left this to last week to organise so this would have to be the quickest project so far for me.

I purchased the silk from The Silk Shop on Monday, pre-washed it on Tuesday, finally found the pattern on Friday night and had it gift wrapped for DH for our wedding anniversary today!

I have again used Jalie 2326 but this time I referred to the great tips from Martyn Smith in Dressmaking with Stitches, Volume 18 No.12 and added 1cm (3/8") to the side seams and an extra 6mm (1/4") to the front in-leg and curved crotch seams which let me do French Seams throughout.

The silk had a shiny and matt side, so I used the matt for the right side.

The only thing I need to do now is add a button to the fly front which of course I didn't have a suitable one in the stash!

My lovely card contained a very generous offer to go fabric shopping!!

Now to get back to the Trench Coat!


Carolyn said...

Happy anniversary! That is the most luxurious pressie. Your husband is a lucky guy :)

RhondaBuss said...

Happy Anniversary!! I bet there will be a request for more of these :)

RebeccaHoward said...

Happy anniversary. Bet he's glad they're silk and not linen:)

Judith said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! I am sure hubby will be wearing those, and requesting more...J

Wendy said...

Well done both of you
And your dear husband knows exactly how to please you with fabric vouchers:)

Alison said...

What, no photo of him wearing them??

Diana said...

Congrats Sharon. And yes I do think silk boxer shorts can pass for a weekend sewing project!!

yoshimi said...

Happy anniversary to both of you! And He is a very lucky guy indeed!

Kristy said...

what a great diversion to your trenchcoat - your hubby is happy, you finished a great project and you get to do more fabric shopping!

Gail said...

Happy anniversary. I agree with Alison. He must be forced to pose for the camera!