Yesterday, or was it Tuesday? I decided to check on Roobeedoo, whose blog I go to when I want to laugh (she’s very funny you see and has a very interesting and matter-of-fact way of saying things), and what do you know? she was making undies
. If you are thinking of making your own undies, you should check out this post. She gives the low down on lingerie elastic.
Her post reminded me of the Jalie 2568 pattern I had in my stash, along with 4 metres of wide stretch lace I had lurking around somewhere. So, as I always do when I set my mind on something, I quickly went online to order more lace, and other bits and bobs for lingerie making.
Yesterday, I could not wait to run home after work to make my first pair of knickers. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make, and it took no time at all. I decided to make View C, the Brazillian Hipster. Firstly because I like the shape, and secondly because of the name. My friend Rachel
, is from Brazil, and this reminds me of her. This particular one only has 2 pattern pieces. The main body, and the gusset. So I traced it, using some swedish tracing paper I bought a couple of months ago. I think I have to do a seperate post on swedish tracing paper. It is just divine. It eliminates the need for muslins in my opinion because you can sew it too. You can get a 10metre roll here
, for £9.99, including posting and VAT.
Now on to the matter at hand. This was the first one I made, and I love it!!
I decided to use my personal labels on this.
I was so happy with the first one, I made 2 more.
And this morning, guess what the post brought me? Yeah, more lace !!!!! Can’t wait to go home today from work to make more undies. This time I will have some leftovers, which I hope to convert into bralettes. Imagine making your own lingerie set. oohh, the joys of sewing!!. A lace set from somewhere like La Senza, will set you back a good amount. I bought these from ebay, from Lindy Laces. She has really good prices, and a good selection of laces. Delivery was very prompt, as the goods arrived 1 day after purchase. How efficient is that?
And some lycra for the bathing suits I want to make for the spain trip. Can you tell someone is going gaga with colours?
|spot my toes!!!!
I also bought 1 metre of cotton jersey to use for undies. It arrived today along with the rest, and it is so soft. oh la la!!! I can’t wait to make something out of it.
Has anyone been making lingerie as well?
I had never used Jalie patterns before, and I must say this has made me a convert. Just as well, because I also bought a pattern for swimwear, which I shall be tackling soon, for my self-stitched holidays.