Finding affordable underwear to keep your packer in place is hard enough. Finding comfortable, well-fitting underwear that can do all that is practically impossible. Yet, here we are with a tutorial to do just that!
Here’s what you will need:
Underwear that is comfortable and fits snugly to your body (We used the blue Evolve pair(from Target), using the RodeoH’s for inspiration)
A piece of jersey-knit (t-shirt material) fabric that will cover the junk-area (Mine is cut from the bottom of an old t-shirt, which turned out to be handy, stay tuned for why)
Thread (I used a contrasting colour here for the sake of the tutorial, but you may want to use thread that matches your underwear)
Stick pins (aka: straight pins, sewing pins, etc)
Scissors (regular sized ones are better than the tiny ones in the photo)
About 6in. of elastic, ¼ in. or thinner.
Not Pictured: A marker that will show up on your inside fabric and a small safety pin
Lay your fabric out over the inside of the area where your packer will rest, if it already has a cuffed seam pre-sewn, make sure it’s at the top. Use your marker to trace a piece to fit the area (I used the seam around the junk-area as a guide.) If your fabric DOES NOT have a pre-sewn hem, leave at least ¾’’ extra at the top.
Step 2: Cut on your black line and check to see that the piece fits. If it’s a tiny bit too small, don’t panic. We’re using jersey because it stretches.
Step 3: If your fabric already has a seam, skip to step 4. Fold over the excess your left at the top and stitch straight across, making a narrow casing which you will later thread elastic through, so leave the ends OPEN.
Pin the fabric around the junk-area and sew in short, tight stitches all the way around EXCEPT the top seam which you either just sewed, or was already created.
Put your safety pin on one end of your elastic and use it to thread the elastic through the top seam.
Stretch each end of the elastic slightly (about an inch or so) and sew it firmly to the underwear.
And you’re done! Put in your packer and rock your fancy new underpants! Alex really likes these and says he feels like they perform equally to his RodeoH packer underwear.
If there were any steps that were unclear, please feel free to send us a message and we will clear it up for you!
Stay cool cuties!
Sewing and photos by Larra, underpants testing by Alex.
You opened your eyes and immediately froze. It took a few
harrowing seconds for your eyes to adjust until you recognized the corners and
shapes of Danny’s bedroom. You finally released your death-grip on the
It was just a dream. It wasn’t real. I’m
It had been jumbled and confusing, but you were fairly sure
your ex had been involved, and you were trapped. Unable to escape, even though
the door to your old apartment was wide open. A pressure gripped your neck
tightly, and you were paralyzed, unable to save yourself.
Your heart was still hammering in your chest. Not quickly,
but slow and hard, and the tips of your fingers and toes tingled from sudden
Shaking off the foul nightmare, you climbed out of the bed
and stumbled across the darkened room, wondering what time it was. Picking your
phone up from the nightstand, you realized it was half past seven.
“Shit,” you hissed as you put the phone back
into your pants pocket. How long had you been asleep? Danny was probably pacing
a trench into his lush, expensive carpet at your departure while Ward rolled
his eyes at him.
Ward is worried too, you told yourself with a furrowed
brow. Even if he hides it well, he
wouldn’t bother unless he cared. Right?
The question was left unanswered as you opened the bedroom
door and walked down the hallway into the living room, expecting to find one or
both of them lounging as they had the night previously. Instead, you were met
with a silent apartment. Lonely with bright lights filling the empty spaces.
Haruka rin makoto souske nitori reactions when they find that their so fell asleep studying while wearing the boys' fave shirt/sports jacket. I really look forward to reading the posts on your blog everyday xD you should have something like a "get to know the admin" night. I'm sure your followers wanna know about you xD I know I do ugh i sound creepy sorry >___<"
Asdfghjkl chuu precious lovely thing things like this made me wish I wasn’t so busy so i could post everyday for you lovely people ♡♡♡ And you don’t sound creepy at all my dear! I would love to get to know you all! How about the typical Fridays? Would anyone else like that? Anyways, to the ask now~
Haru: He had stayed late swimming extra laps in the pool like always. It was just an inevitable thing with this boy and everybody knew it. With a small quiet sigh he walked into his house or more like the house of the both of you since you had moved in with him after high school. As he approached the room you both slept in he couldn’t help but be a little surprised that the light was on. It was late and he knew that so why were you awake?
Truth be told you had wanted to stay up to wait for him to get home plus sneak in a little studying for one of your classes you were struggling a little in. As he opened the door to the room the smallest of smiles came to his face as he saw you sleeping peacefully on your desk, your head resting on your arms. Once he approached you though he couldn’t help but be surprised as he finally noticed what you were wearing. It was his old Iwatobi swim shirt. Shaking your body a little you couldn’t help but stir slightly at his touch as your eyes gradually opened and saw him.
“What are you wearing that for?” He asked you quietly and waited for you to wake up enough to focus on your question. “I’m wearing it because I missed you…” You mumbled back at him as you sat up and rubbed the sleep out of your eyes. “I always wear it when I miss you because it makes me feel like you’re with me.”
Blinking at your response to him he couldn’t help but cough a little as he felt his face heat up. “Come on, let’s go to bed so we can sleep together.” With a sleepy smile you nodded your head and shuffled over to bed to wait for him to join him. Honestly, you were too cute for him sometimes.
Rin: He wasn’t meant to come home for at least another two weeks according to what he had told you over the phone so when he suddenly stepped foot right outside the door of the place you two lived in he couldn’t help but grin. This was the perfect surprise to him. Just sneak inside your house as quietly as possible and make himself comfy by sneaking inside the covers with you so you could wake up with him in bed the next morning.
Entering the place quietly he made his way over to the steps that would take him upstairs when the light shining from under a door on the first floor caught his eye. That was the room you used as a study for school. Quietly he made his way over and made sure to turn the door knob with caution as his head peeked in and saw you there resting right on the desk.
“You have to be kidding me…” He let out an exasperated sigh that was filled with worry as he approached you and froze on the spot as the words ‘Samezuka’ stared up at him. “That’s…” Smiling a little at the memory filled jacket he made sure to pull your chair back carefully to pick you up bridal style in order to take you upstairs to bed.
“Mh, Rin… five more minutes…” You mumbled and buried your face in his shoulder as he laughed softly and held you tighter. “Rin, your jacket smells just like fish…” Those words made him stop in his steps as he stared down at you with a confused look on his face as you stirred once more and mumbled, “That smell is supposed to be Haru’s job…” Shaking his head continued to walk towards the room you two shared. Sometimes he just didn’t get you.
Makoto: It had been so cold lately that Makoto couldnt help but look forward to arriving home and getting the chance to warm himself up by cuddling you close to him. Stepping inside the place you two lived in he blew some warm air into his hands as he slipped off his coat and hanged it inside the hallway closet. The first step of getting warm was done now the second step needed was to look for you.
Walking further into the house he couldn’t help but stop in his track as he saw you under the warmth of the kotatsu with his old Iwatobi team jacket draped over you as well and a nice pile of papers from school scattered all around you as well. “She must have been working really hard,” he mumbled quietly to himself in an attempt not to wake you up as he picked up the scattered papers around your resting body.
Once those were all settled he couldn’t help but slip in under the kotatsu with you as he pulled your body close to his and smiled at the sight of you resting. “The jacket really does suit you well. You look adorable in it.” He smiled and brushed some of your hair back as if you were awake to talk with him. “This isn’t exactly good for us to do. We should be heading to the safety and comfort of our bed but you look so peaceful _______.”
With a small hint of hesitation he placed a kiss on your forehead as you suddenly stirred and snuggled in closer to him. “Your jacket is so warm Makoto, it makes me feel like you’re really here…” You mumbled full of sleep which startled him a little until he realized you were sleep talking. “I’m going to wear it every night from now on.” Was your small confession which made me smile in adoration and hold you closer. If you wanted to you could wear it for the rest of your life as long as it made you happy.
Sousuke: His jacket had been hung for so long that he never really thought about it being worn ever again. That was at least until he came home from a small little training work out to help with his shoulder to see you sleeping soundly on the couch with one of your textbooks on top of you. The sight made him shake his head with a small smile as he thought about all the times you would nag him to take care of himself and yet here you were completely drained and napping.
The removal of your textbook from your chest is what made him drop it onto the floor as he saw his old swim team jacket around your body drowning it with all the extra fabric due to it being big on you. Carefully he sat dowm on the edge of the couch as a hand reached out to smooth out the wrinkles you sleeping on the couch had given the jacket as small nostalgic memories came to him.
“Its been a while…” He muttered quietly as he stood up once more to look for a blanket to drape over you. He would have tried to carry you to the bed but who knows what strain that would have caused his shoulder. He hated the limitations it gave him but he couldn’t show how much it truly bothered him without you worrying plus he didn’t need any pity felt for him.
Moving back to where you were at he decided to lay down by your side as he felt the familiar fabric brush against the arms that held you tight. As soon as the blanket he had brought over was draped on top of you both he made himself comfortable by your side as he waited for sleep to claim him. Maybe he would give you the jacket instead since he had no more use for it to be worn. After all, it would only be fair that the poor jacket wouldn’t suffer as well.
Nitori: The last thing Nitori expected was to come home one day and see you sleeping rather comfortable in a pair of your sweats and his old team shirt. Who would have thought it was an almost perfect fit as his shirt fit snugly on you. Not too big and not too small. It was basically perfect. What seemed to amuse the shy blushing cutie more though was the fact that despite you resting on your desk, which was something you shouldn’t have been doing, he was more concerned about the fact that you were wearing his shirt.
“That shouldn’t be such a distraction for me!” He exclaimed a little before clamping his hands above his mouth and looking at you to make sure he hadn’t woken you up. As you stirred a little in your spot he held his breath until you finally drifted off to sleep again. “That was close…” He sighed a little in relief and glanced from you to the bed. “Maybe I should move her over.”
Quietly pondering to himself he decided on what to do next as he carefully pulled the chair you were in away from the desk and tried to pick you up. It was a bit of a struggle for him at first but he eventually succeeded as he tucked you into bed and glanced at your cute sleeping form that was still wearing his shirt. Admitting it inside his mind he couldn’t help but blush and feel honored at the sight. You really did look cute in his shirt like that.
“So, let me get this right, you want me to be a stand in to make the person you like jealous?”
“So, let me get this right, you want
me to be a stand in to make the person you like jealous?” Daisy asked
incredulously, automatically crossing her arms across her chest and leaning
against the bar. She hadn’t pictured Jemma as the dating type at all, sitting
in her lab, all work all the time. It was surprising, to say the least. Jemma’s
request had stirred up two feelings inside her other than surprise: a bit of
excitement and a hint of something bitter deep in her stomach.
The main body of the coat is 100% wool. Very warm for how thin it is overall. I had bought 3+ yards of a different red wool, but it ended up too orange, so I spent 80+ dollars on another 3-and-some-odd yards of red fabric which ended up a tiny bit too pink. So I gambled those $80 on dyeing it about two shades darker. Luckily it ended up the perfect red color. The lining is a dark red anti-static, the dark red accents are premium cotton, the light red accents are also premium cotton, and those little side flip-flaps (the ones between the side slits) are a bright red two-way stretch knit with very little stretch. I wanted that part to be very flowy.
For the pattern I spliced together a few different patterns. I used the puff sleeves from the princess dress and a the base pattern of a steampunk jacket. I made sure to make the pockets actually functional so I had a place to put my phone. It’s a bit high and kind of an awkward angle to stick my hands in, but it’s the perfect size for my small necessities. I was admittedly a little bit lazy during the mock-up/fitting stage so it ended up a little bit too loose around the waist, so I modified the original design a little bit to have a corset back instead of the band and buttons. That, coupled with the zipper front makes the jacket really easy and comfortable to adjust on the fly.
Yeah those front eight buttons, plus the six on the sleeves, and the four on the hips as well as the 16 on the spats are all absolutely useless. They don’t do anything. Just look pretty. The only two that are actually functional are the ones on the hood for the horn opening. I made them so that I could easily remove the hood without disturbing my horns in case I wanted to take off the coat.
I was originally going to just paint it onto my shirt, but then I realized that her shirt under the coat is actually a button up, and that was a whole bunch of headache that I didn’t want to deal with, so I used a really heavy duty iron-on craft stabilizer on some red fabric and then cut the gear out of that. It was then secured to my shirt via safety pin once I had the shirt on and buttoned up.
The spats are double layered white target with 8 useless buttons per spat. I had some ready made patterns for spats, but I didn’t want to deal with them so I just wrapped my leg in plastic bags and masking tape and then cut it out. In order to make them fit my foot and leg snugly I had a slit up the back of them and had them corset up as well. In total I used 28 white grommets on the spats and 18 black ones on the coat.
Those are actually my shoes from my Halloween Miku cosplay. I just painted them red on the bottom. I roughed up the surface with a buffing dremel before painting them in red vinyl/leather paint and they didn’t chip off at all. They’re very comfortable :)
So this was my first attempt at making homestuck horns, and while I like the way they look and the size of them, I need to find a better way to attach them to my head. I had initially attached them to little hair combs, but they would wibble and wobble a lot. I’m still weighed the pros and cons of various methods of attachment. The core is tin foil wrapped in duct tape then that was all covered in air dry clay. It cracked a lot after the first layer dried but that was easily filled by smearing on some more clay. I then covered them in a couple layers of Mod Podge before painting them. I have since ripped off the clips and dropped my right one (the one on the left) on the ground. I will be fixing them up for the next time I need to be a Megido.
I have a huge boner for coats. Like a huge, massive boner. So when I saw these designs on tumblr I had to jump on them. They’re all so beautiful, and I have every intention of making one of each class, even if I never actually have any intention of cosplaying the character. This coat is very warm and comfy and I am totally wearing it out and about whenever I can. It’s just really pretty and stuff. Did I mention how much I muthafuckin love coats? Cus I do.
I WENT TO THE GYM AND HAD A GOOD RUN. I WENT TO THE GYM AND HAD A GOOD RUN. I WENT TO THE GYM AND HAD A GOOD RUN.
3.0 miles / 34:30 / 11:30 pace
30 seconds on @ 7.0mph, 30 seconds off x6 1 minute break 20 seconds on @ 7.5mph, 10 seconds off x6 1 minute break 20 seconds on @ 8.0mph, 10 seconds off x6 1 minute break
And then I did 2:1 minute intervals for the rest. I needed this run! So desperately bad. My body hasn’t felt like this in way too long. The sweat down my back, the red blotchy skin, the wobbly legs. Ah!!! I have missed it so badly. Thank you, body.
Did I mention that I worked 8:30am-3pm, and 4-10pm today? I even stretched and did a wee bit of arm work after this run.
Blaine frowns when he pulls his pants up and they fit a
little too snugly around his waist.
He tugs the waistband out and his frown deepens when there isn’t as much give
as there used to be. He’s always so
careful when he washes his Cheerio pants – Coach Sue is going to absolutely
murder him for shrinking them.
I’ve been told to ship some Mace, and so I tried, and this happened. I should thank this kid for her on point feedback and this kid for putting up with my the sheer quantity of my random questions at all hours of the night.
Sometimes, friendships have those moments, where something big happens, and you’re teetering on the edge. And you have to decide what you want to do, which way you want to fall. Because there’s no ignoring it. You either keep going, or you go back. There’s no friendship limbo, not anymore.
And sometimes, the moment isn’t really that big, sometimes it’s just a number of small moments, that gently nudge you until you’re finally close enough to the edge. Forcing you closer and closer, until you have to decide.
But what do you do? Do you back away? Or do you jump and pray to God for a safe landing?
Later that night found me snuggled up in a blanket on the couch, some old movie playing quietly on the tv; I wasn’t really watching it though, it was just background noise as I focused on my lap top screen. I’d decided to take a break working on my essay, opening up facebook to scroll through and find anything new; I’d been regretting that choice for the last five minutes, a weight pressing on my chest. Anna had uploaded a new photo an hour ago, One of her sitting on the hood of Michael’s ute, his arm slung around her shoulders and a smile on their faces; however it wasn’t so much them that had my stomach churning, it was the other two people in the photo. Gabe was standing next to Michael, the most relaxed look on his face that I had ever seen, his hands placed along the shoulders of the girl sitting next to Anna; even though I didn’t regret the decision of ending things between us, the fact that he had obviously moved on that quickly stung.