Ant's Pants

Added Jan 29, 2012

by jennyrecorder

Perth, Australia

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Description

Okay, well Ant wears his boardies everywhere, even the beach sometimes! Problem with them is the fabric they’re made of, you know- fake hawaiian (ergh). So Clare and I started a campaign to get him into new shorts, but he really loves his boardies style. Hence, a self-drafted toile of his boardies pattern, but made in plain cotton. He was surprised they fitted so well :) and I’m ready to go fabric shopping for him.
Hardest part wasn’t the placket for the velcro flies, but the bits above them on the waistband, trial and error finally yielded success.

Material Notes

100% cotton (actually a new bed sheet!), velcro, buttons, fusible interfacing and thread.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Men
Garment Type
Shorts
Style
Beach, Casual
Material
Cotton, Blends, Denim

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    Jan 30, 2012, 02.54 AMby schnui

    You have done a good job of making the boardies for your Ant. He will have you making shirts next!!

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      Jan 30, 2012, 07.08 AMby jennyrecorder

      Thanks Marjorie, they seemed to go on forever, I imagine a shirt would take twice as long! I feel sorry for men, their options for clothes are so restricted and Ant is really quite a conservative dresser, I would love to make him something really outlandish to wear, have you checked out UrbanDon (?), now he has some great ideas for getting men out of the boring clothes rut :)

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