Yep, that's right, I spent a rare day in my sewing room. I've been itching to get in there for a while now, so you can probably imagine the contented smile on my face right now.
Sadly, only half of the last 5 hours was spent sewing. This morning was spent digging out my sewing room from the epic storm that seemed to blow through. Cripes, how does it wind up such a disaster without any sewing going on?!
Anywho, I MADE PANTIES!!
I'm not going to go into much detail about the construction or tracing the pattern, as they're very similar to how I did the last set and I added some useful links in that post. I did spend some time yesterday reading through Zoe's (of So Zo...) series of blog posts on making panties, and she has a free pattern available if you don't want to try tracing your own. Really helpful stuff!
This was the first time I've sewn elastic like this, first stitching the elastic and fabric right sides together, then flipping the elastic under and using a three-stitch zig-zag overtop. Boy do I need practice keeping a straight zig-zagged seam on wiggly elastic!
All in all, I'm pretty pleased with them, other than the horrible job I did on the
elastic. And you can't really see once it's all said and done - at
least, not from the front. I've learned to use a light coloured thread when
using a light coloured elastic - boy does the underside look horrible.
Things you all obviously need to know. You're welcome.
So yeah, I'd call these a success. Time to start cranking these suckers out, assembly-line style!
Have any of you converted to me-made panties yet? I sort of want to replace all of my current stock with them!