Added May 10, 2011
Undies made from my son’s outgrown T-shirts. I copied one of his undies to make the base pattern. Then I made a pair of test undies from old T-shirt so he can tell me what he wanted to change. Yes, I made a muslin for recycled undies…. He wanted his undies to be a bit longer and not too tight around the bum, and I altered the pattern accordingly.
The original undies actually doesn’t have those side strips, the front and back pattern are in one piece. But the T-shirts were too small for this, so I added the side strips to the pattern. I think it looks even better, kinda like cycling shorts. As usual, I only use ordinary sewing machine to make them. I used zigzag stitch set on 0.5-1 on width and 3 on length. It works perfectly!
also blogged here
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