One thing I promised myself is that “if I’m going to make a gift for a holidayspecial event, I’m giving myself plenty of time to work on it.” I know we’re only one month into the new year, but so far, I’ve stuck with it (now about writing those Pattern Reviews……). Ta-Da, Taylor’s Valentine Boxers – well before the holiday! The only change I made to this version is that I lowered the rise by an inch. I don’t think she was crazy about the fit of the previous version I made (as evidence of her hiking them up under her armpits), so I altered the pattern a bit this time around. Overall, I like the way they turned out, however the fabric, even after washing, is still stiff. I’m hoping they soften after a few more cycles. The best part? These boxers look great with the shirt I just made!