The first pattern of our Alpine Collection is available today! Head on over to our shop to order your Comox Trunks or our Comox Trunks Supplies kit. The tissue pattern is also available at many of our stockists (check to see if there is a retailer near you!).
These trunks are a quick project that will help you learn a number of techniques for sewing knits. After a couple hours of sewing (either at your domestic machine or your serger – instructions include options for both) you will have a very comfortable pair of form fitting trunks with all of the design features found in high-end boxer brands – no center back seam, short legs, a strong double layered in-seam gusset and a right exit fly (the front ‘cup’ area that allows for bathroom breaks without pulling your pants down!).
The elastic waistband is quick and easy to sew onto the trunks and creates none of the extra bulk that fabric-covered elastic waistbands add beneath slim-fit pants (such as the Jedediah Pants).
If you are new to sewing knits and are a little nervous about choosing the right fabrics or elastic for your Comox Trunk project, you have the option of buying the Comox Trunks Supplies Kit. You can purchase it with the pattern or, if you have bought the pattern through one of our stockists or simply want to make second pair of trunks, you can also buy it on its own.
The kit includes the same fabric and elastic that we used for our samples. Our models commented that the trunks were especially soft and weightless – they said they felt like they hardly had anything on (I think they had a point lol). The fabric is a thin bamboo/cotton stretch jersey in your choice of charcoal grey or burgundy. The elastic is a black, pre-shrunk knitted elastic that is firm and strong but not itchy.
Well, we hope you like our new pattern as much as we do! It seems to me that many men HATE buying new underwear and tend to wear their most comfortable ones until they are rags. There really isn’t an excuse for that any more, is there? Now they can replace that perfect pair with another by sewing their own (or, if you are the significant other, you can do the honours and reap the rewards of a much more pleasant view when he’s dressing in the morning!).