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GÉRALD Underwear

Jalie 3885 - Gérald Pattern cover
Jalie 3885 - Gérald Pattern cover
  • Jalie 3885 - Gérald Pattern cover
  • Jalie 3885 - Gérald boxer vibrant color
  • Jalie 3885 - Gérald long johns - legging
  • Jalie 3885 - Gérald mid-thigh shorts front
  • Jalie 3885 - Gérald mid-thigh shorts front
  • Jalie 3885 - Gerald technical drawing

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Description

A versatile pattern that can be used as underwear, for swim trunks and as leggings. Encased elastic at waist and three length options: briefs, mid-thigh shorts and long johns / leggings. It has two contoured pouch options (with horizontal fly (B) or seamless (A)) and clever seam placement for fit and comfort.

Recommended Fabric

Knit with stretch in the width AND length and good recovery (cotton spandex, nylon/spandex, stretch fleece for the long johns).

PDF Info

Layered PDF (print one size at a time), Print at home (A4 + Letter-size paper), Copy Shop (wide format A0 + 36''), Projector file

Reviews

(7) stars

Customer Reviews 7 item(s)

Great pattern
My husband wears his Gerald underwear 3 or 4 times a week while playing sports. I’ve made two views, mid-thigh and leggings, always with the horizontal fly. There’s no inner thigh seam chafing and thanks to the narrow seam allowance the curved seams fit together perfectly the first time. I customized the waistline by lowering the front and adding one inch of height at the center back, the extra height plus the exposed elastic provides ample backside coverage. I wouldn’t fault the pattern as this is his fitting challenge area and the reason why he gets custom fit underwear. For the first try sew on exposed elastic instead of enclosed elastic if you’re wanting a little extra height. The other feedback I received was that there was too much overlap on the fly making it difficult to use so I reduced how much it overlapped. This is a great pattern that will surely be used for years.
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Review by RockyD / (Posted on 10/29/2020)
great for simple leggings
Straight forward pattern. Easy to follow with clever and comfortable placement of seams. I used to pattern to make athletic leggings to go under shorts.
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Review by Barbara / (Posted on 9/22/2020)
Good Tights
The tights were easy to make and wear well except that the for me the back needs to be higher.
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Review by Wessel / (Posted on 6/17/2020)
Easy sew
Very easy sew. Great for using up scraps.
Son only wants to wear these now, so that is a win!
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Review by Karen / (Posted on 3/19/2020)
Overall good
tried this pattern out twice. Husband was the first guinea pig man in his mid fifties but a former middle distance runner. Second use was for a very fit teen ice skater.

Both times I made the shortest boxer length. Both times perfect at the front and good close fit a round the thigh. However, both times the boxers were not deep enough over the buttocks. Young skater not a problem as I combined Gerald with bodyshirt 2802 and could adjust the fit but husband’s boxers went in the bin.

As I sew for skaters I will be using this pattern again and adding depth to the back rise.

The actual pattern pieces fit together perfectly and the notches ensure no piece is put in upside down.
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Review by susan / (Posted on 2/22/2020)
Long underwear savior!
We live in a cold climate and these are my go-to for warm long underwear for my son when he's skiing. Great pattern and fabulously comfortable! My son thanks you!
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Review by Dawn / (Posted on 12/12/2018)
Everything is perfect!
The boxers fit perfectly! I measured, selected the size according to measurements and the fit was perfect! love the layering feature when purchasing the PDF!
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Review by Deborah / (Posted on 6/12/2018)

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