Now, is everyone else joining in the latest pretty underthingies making-fest?
Haha, sorry, of course it really goes by a far more lovely and grammatical name; "Everyone Deserves Pretty Knickers", and is the brainchild of Susan of Measure Twice Cut Once. It's on its second year and I sadly missed last year. Well, partly because I didn't know about it then. Which is a bit sad because I love making underthings! it's fun! and also I'm an any-excuse kind of a seamster, as y'know. Anyway, as soon as I read Susan's IG post I signed up. Couldn't resist!
The sweet nothings extravaganza starts 31st May running until 6th June. So, I'm sorry to jump the gun, but I have a few things coming up on my plate at that time and if I was going to join in and make something I knew I had to get onto it right away :)
My new set is a re-cycling of an old thing... some tights!
I think I used the pair on the left.. no, the right.. no, the left.... no, wait, maybe the right...A few years ago I made two pairs of deep orange tights, and wore one pair a bunch until it sprouted holes in the toes. I even gave them a 6 different ways post, that's how useful they proved to be in my wardrobe. Anyhow, one pair were finally on their last legs (haha) and I considered cutting the feet off to make leggings from them, stretch a bit more wear out of them. But the second pair was still hole-free and going strong, and instead I thought I could re-cycle the fabric from the worn-out pair into something different instead. I managed to cut out the pieces for a new lingerie set, avoiding the areas of highest wear from the tights which were the knees and soles of the feet.
Paprika poly stretch originally from Spotlight, black stretch lace from Fabulous Fabrics. Sliders, rings, hook/eye tape, black ribbon for bows, shoulder strap elastic and knicker lingerie elastic from Spotlight, bra foam and other remanding bra findings from MakeBra. Some of the findings were recycled themselves from older bras that have bitten the dust too.
Patterns; I used MakeBra 2610, a balconette style bra pattern and my old McCalls 2772 bikini pattern for the two pairs of matching knickers. I know right?, same old patterns, like a broken record, story of my
black lace, and I made black ribbon bows
Sometimes I used red topstitching thread, sometimes black
Shown here on Cassie's dummy Clarissa. Confession time; my bras, while they fit me, are an awfully tight squeeze on my own dummy Bessie. Whenever I've used her to model bras in the past I've had to stretch the bejeezus out of them, or pin them open at the back. She is a wee bit, ahem, broader in the chest than I!