I know you’ve seen them everywhere! # Hashtagged all over instagram and even on your favorite bloggers. This calvin Klein sports bra and boy short set is hottt right now! It retails for close to $50 on Macy’s.com!! Being the bargain shopper that I am 🙂 I knew that I could whip this DIY up in no time!
You will just need:
Calvin Klein Mens or Boys boxers, briefs or regular underwear
Scissors & seam ripper (optional)
Sewing machine OR needle and thread
I purchased my Calvin Klein underwear from Marshalls in the boys section! They are an XL. They sell 2 and 3 packs in some pretty nice colors. Orange, red, turquoise…. I was really surprised by the selection. You can also find Calvin Klein underwear in the mens section. Thats what I originally went for but liked the selection in the boys department better.
I’ve never gone to Marshalls, TJmaxx or Ross and not found Calvin Klein mens boxers or briefs. So its a prettyyyy safe bet that this should be your first stop. 🙂
I paid $5.99 for a 3 pack which is a pretty awesome price! I wanted the 3rd pair to wear around the house or for under boyfriend jeans with the band peeking out. 🙂 Also the mens were on clearance for $11 and regular price at $12-20. Which still isn’t too bad!
First cut the logo waist band off of your underwear. At this point slip it around you at the point on your body it will hit, to make sure its not too big. (or too small! Yikes *make sure you buy a big enough pair at the store!)
If it is big cut it along the original seam, get it to the right size and stitch it back up.
Remember, it will stretch so don’t pull the elastic tight around your body.
From hear you can take any sports bra, boy shorts or biker shorts of your choice and follow the next step.
Howeverrrrr I opted for something a liiiitle different. 🙂 I found this ribbed dress at Marshalls as well. I figured a sports bra and high waist skirt set would be a nice twist and something I could wear as an outfit instead of just as under garments.
If you opt to go this route you can use any sports bra as a loose guide for where to cut your dress.
Once you have two pieces take your logo band and pin it to the bottom of your top. Flip it so the RIGHT side of your top and the RIGHT side of your band are facing. Making sure the words “Calvin Klein” are UPSIDE DOWN and BACKWARDS. As pictured above.
If you are sewing by hand simply stitch around the band along the edge. Pull the needle through from the front and then loop it back around to the front pulling it through again. Keep your stitches close so you don’t have any gaps!
If you have a sewing machine. Sew your band on using a stretch stitch.
When its all done you should be able to flip your band and it will look like this! Nice, neat and finished! 🙂
It really couldn’t get much simpler and you can do so many different combinations and colors. Really making the look
YOUR OWN! 🙂
Plus be sure to browse the mens section for other fashionable logo boxers! They have D&G, Diesel, Armani, Nike, Adidas and many other brands. All would make great underwear or skirt sets. 🙂 Good luck DIY’ing!