knackered knicker replacement crusade

I’ll be honest, my last batch of RTW underwear (retail wear, aka shop bought) are starting to bite the dust. It’s occurred to me they hardly compliment the wardrobe I am slowly sewing together. So I thought I should have some new (NOT black!) underwear to match.  Welcome to Kwiksew 3881, version C. Modified by reducing the elastic for the back waist by an inch, adding an extra cm to the waist height and using slightly narrower elastic than recommended.

What better way to create the colour/fabric thickness/fit of my choice than to make my own? here follows the first of hopefully many. I’d like to make enough to do away with the shop bought multi pack. In case you are think I am not yet showing enough dedication, fear not, I plan to also expand (literally) in to more comfortable summer wear. French knickers in cotton lawn (with scalloped selvage finish) are to follow). I have gone as far as buying TWO new patterns to enable me to use woven fabrics.

This is also an attempt to use up more left over fabric. So far its not working too well. I’ve bought another 80cm more of fabric. Still, this is less than my usual new fabric purchase!







the actual purple colour, close up

the actual purple colour, close up



About sewwherenext

A few years ago I signed up for a year long beginner's dressmaking course. I have never looked back and am always thinking about my next project, hence the sew where next? name. This blog is to try and keep track of my trials, tribulations and hopefully successful projects.

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