Let me start off by saying that I wasn’t initially sold on the Cutie Booty Boxer Brief pattern, but after seeing a handful of tester pictures that looked like something I might make (and the fact that I still had my coupon from my Fabric for Pirates bundle), I decided to give it a whirl. I’m glad I did.
I decided that if I’m making my own underwear, they should be “fun” so I searched my stash and pulled out a few remnants that I thought would work: T Rex Busting Through jersey from Jumping June Textiles and a black and white cotton stripe jersey from Girl Charlee (I also used a plain white jersey for the waist and leg bands). For this version I used the low rise, short inseam with the T-rex design on both the center front and back panels and the stripes for the sides. I contemplated just hemming the legs instead of adding leg bands, but after a test fit, decided against it since they became more “cheeky” type underwear and I figured I would struggle to keep them in place. I’ll consider trying this in future versions, but I think I would skip the cotton and try more of a poly blend that won’t stretch out of shape as easily while wearing them.
Sewing this up was very easy – all the pieces came together well and I didn’t have any issues putting this pattern together. The instructions are also easy to follow, so this is definitely a beginner friendly pattern. And the fit? Well, they’re extremely comfortable. I don’t usually wear this style, but I think these have completely changed my mind. Plus, how cute are they?
I definitely plan on making a few more of these – I’m even considering the mid inseam (which I wasn’t initially a fan of) for a pair of boxers to sleep in. I’m also curious how these would perform as shapewear (in a power mesh)- OOOh, the possibilities! Overall the cutie bootie boxer brief was a surprising winner for me, I’m glad I decided to give it a try.