Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Don't get your Knickers in a twist!

Wow OK, so back in college during my fashion and clothing course I decided I wanted to have a go at making some undies when I had a chance. Well, I finished that course over five years ago now and either this is my absolute worst ever case of procrastination OR I must've been a seriously busy bunny since then. I like to think it's the latter though the former seems much more realistic. My to do list pretty much goes to the moon and back a few times and unfortunately cool stuff like this just get pushed way back and gets all dusty and forgotten about. 

For the first time in a few weeks I've found myself with a spare couple of afternoons to play with so grabbed the opportunity and spent my free time pattern cutting. It took me a while to get my head around it all again, I'm a bit rusty on the drafting front as I haven't actually sat down and done this properly since college so this was a really good exercise for me and once I got back in to the swing of things I was on a roll! After my fourth draft and a pile of toiles made up in hideous fabrics I finally cracked it ('scuse the pun) and here you see my very first totally finished pair of knickers! These were made using a cute vintage bed sheet I had sitting around and some lace-edged elastic. There are definitely a few things I need to adjust but in general I'm really happy with how they've turned out and I'm so excited to expand this project, I've got some cool things in the pipeline revolving around these little panties! - What do you think?

And just because this is super adorable, this little fella was mooching about in the garden today, HOW CUTE IS HE?
Don't mix him up with your knickers though . .

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