This is really not a beginner pattern. BUT it is an excellent project for a beginner to learn on. It took me a few days of pattern review, youtube watching, and general confusion, but here is my finished brief::
Looks great, right! And the fit is very TTS. I thought the pattern looked super bulky and large, but the fit isn’t like that at all.
FYI the brief comes to about two inches below the belly button.
The leg bands still show a LITTLE bit of cheek.
All in all, love love love these, can’t wait to make more! 🙂
And FYI, the material is basically your average tshirt material, so you can use up your old shirts instead of throwing them out or donating them.
The waistband can even be put together from two shorter pieces without feeling uncomfortable. FYI.
I would start this by making a full size pattern piece, one that does not require a fold. Personally I found it easier to cut the fabric out that way. YMMV.
If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, and I will try to help you out. I’m just a beginner, though, so who knows how helpful I will be. I’ll try, though.
This pattern is amazing, if you are on the fence, just buy it. The brief pattern IMHO fits like a boyshort.
Also do the topstitching it makes a difference to the finished look.