Hello, sewing friends! These are certainly strange times we are living in. I've spent the last few weeks holed up in my house, like so many people, feeling a bit isolated. It's at times like this that I am so thankful to have hobbies to keep my mind and hands busy. I hope you have been able to find some comfort with your sewing, just like I have.
I have tried to carry on with my life as normally as I can, and that means I have continued designing patterns. I am happy to share with you today my latest creation, the Tanja Boyshort.
In light of the current health and economic crises, through the end of April I will be donating 50% of the Tanja Boyshort proceeds to my local food pantry, the Harker Heights Food Care Center.
Now, on with the details of the pattern...
I enjoy wearing boyshorts under summer dresses, but my main pet peeve is the floating gusset. In RTW boyshorts, the gussets are usually just tacked down in a few spots and flop around the inside of the short. I find this a bit annoying and uncomfortable. My goal with this pattern was to create a boyshort style with an enclosed gusset, and also to offer a variety of finishing options.
Waist and leg openings can be finished with lace...
Or a covered elastic waist and folded up hem.
Waist: 26-50” / 66-127cm
Hip: 35-60” / 89-152cm
Self fabric: Stretch knits with at least 40% stretch.
Suggestions: Cotton/spandex jersey, rayon/spandex jersey, bamboo/spandex jersey, stretch mesh, stretch lace.
Style B: for the waist and leg bands use a knit with excellent recovery and at least 5% spandex and 50% stretch, such as cotton/spandex jersey or nylon/spandex jersey.
Gusset Lining: cotton jersey.
Style A: 3/8” elastic, such as picot or piping. Fold over elastic (FOE) can also be used.
Style C: stretch lace trim, up to 2 1/2”/6cm wide.
Style D: 1/4-3/8”/6-9mm wide plain soft elastic.
For more information, see the listing in my pattern store.
Until next time, stay safe and healthy, and happy sewing.
I design lingerie sewing patterns for everyday comfort and feminine style in an inclusive size range. Fill up your underwear drawer with beautiful custom-made bras and panties in your favorite fabrics and trims, designed to fit your body.