I can’t tell you how many times I have made up a pair of boxers from the First Choice boxer pattern, or how many copies I have purchased. It is far and away my family’s favorite.
Lets face it, there comes a time when your kids will no longer wear something “Mom made” out in public. That is a sad day for those of us with a need to sew. Years ago when we were potty training, I saw so many cute novelty fabrics at my LQS, that I just had to make something. Then I found the First Choice Boxer pattern, and made up a few pairs for my 3 year old son. I was tickled to find fabric with Scooby Doo and Blues Clues. He was intrigued with the fly. They were sweet, cute, and he would wear them, not much else but, his older sisters were glad that he was not running around starkers like a 3 year old would given the choice. These fit the bill as they are not meant to be worn in public, and serve well as PJ or lounge wear.
Ironically, this turned into a long pair from flannel, and both daughters begged me to make them as gifts for all their friends, who in their teens would wear them in public. Luckily now we are past that stage too.
My youngest is soon off to college and I let him know recently that we will need to weed out some of his older, now capri length and way too small pj pants as they are not fit to be seen in by someone other than his parents. And that is debatable. Dug through my flannel stash and picked out a few pieces that would be acceptable “lounging around the dorm” pants.
Even more ironic, they make a great split slip for me (or pj pants) when lengthened and made from a lovely batiste or voile.