sewing, women

Underwear for me!

IMG_20181122_104812-header-low-resI had some leftover fabric from the newest collection from Affordable Fabrics and More (preorder closes tomorrow, Monday November 26), so I decided I needed to make myself some underwear with it! And Oh My Goodness: I am such a DIY underwear convert!!!!! Most comfy undies EVER! Have you made underwear before? I know for me I grew up thinking only crazy people did this – my mum would tell us horror stories about how her mother made underwear for all her kids and it was never a good memory, haha! But, this is not 1970, and fabric has come A LONG way since then!

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Rad Patterns Lucky Undies

I started by making the Rad Patterns Lucky Undies. I bought this pattern a long time ago but hadn’t got around to sewing it up (but right now her whole shop is 50% off with code BF2018 !!!!). This was my first time sewing up a Rad Pattern. The designer, Stephanie Thiel, spends her day job drafting patterns for a famous sportswear company, so you know you can trust the drafting on her personal line!

I just LOVE the fit on these! I measured exactly into size S and made no adjustments to the pattern. They don’t ride up, they hug my butt perfectly, and I’m DEFINITELY making more!! The pattern has various style options –  hipster, bikini, mid-rise brief, high-rise brief, cheeky, and thong (I opted for hipster). There’s also an option for butt ruching if that’s your thing :).

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One of my fabric sponsors, Simply By Ti, carries picot elastic in a variety of colors – I used nearly 2 yards on this pair, and ordered more last night! Use code BF2018 to get 30% off everything at Simply By Ti until Monday November 26, 2018.

Itch to Stitch Cartagena Cami

I was trying to decide whether to make a bra or to make a cami for the top. In the end I decided on the new Cartagena Cami from Itch to Stitch. This cami is designed for knits with 100% stretch, such as rayon Lycra and performance knit. I made mine with cotton Lycra with about 70% stretch and used the sizes I measured into (bust: 0, graded to 2: waist, 4: hip). In hindsight I should have sized up at the bust and waist and will do that if I make another in Cotton Lycra.

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For the trim, I used Dritz Foldover Elastic (FOE) that I actually picked up a while ago from a clearance store near me (called “Tuesday Morning”).

The instructions for the cami were straightforward, and should be fairly easy for a patient beginner to accomplish. I say patient, because sometimes the FOE can be a little fiddly to work with if you’re unfamiliar with working with stretchy materials.

Itch to Stitch patterns are also ALL on sale until Monday! Get 25% off storewide OR 30% off if you spend $30 – use code “THANKS”!

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And the Fabric!!

Tomorrow is the last day to preorder this Cotton Lycra fabric from Affordable Fabrics and More! I used it to make a dress for my daughter last week. The fabric feels beautiful! It’s soft, 220-260GSM, and will take up to 8 weeks to ship. The rest of the collection includes Star Wars, Star Trek, Overwatch, Dragon Ballz, and Puddin, so there’s something for everyone!

The mint solid is from Simply By Ti, and is also on sale for 30% off until Cyber Monday! Use code BF2018 to score Cotton Lycra solids for less than $5 p/yard!

 

 

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