I'd like to start this off with a little apology.Life has seemingly gotten in the way of things I'd rather be doing with my time, and since I have started a job, had a major tooth infection, been ill and been kicked out of uni in the last fortnight, sewing has been at the back of my mind.
But onto more pressing matters; Yes. You have heard me right - I love big knickers.
Granny panties, high waisted knickers, retro high waist breifs, whatever you wish to call them.
I love them.
I noticed a month back that my underwear drawer has seen better days - I have some wonderful dressy sets and a few things that are strictly for the naughtier nights, but pretty, everyday items are honestly in the dogs house. They are either on their last legs or ill-fitting. So I got down to the serious business of designing some new underwear. Because I am poor and in desperate need of knickers.
|Design - click for larger|
So I used the body of a horribly ill-fitting babydoll an ex boyfriend gave me years ago to make these;
These are horribly difficult to photograph - I could of posted up some pictures of me in them, but I feel that would bring the wrong attention to this blog, but I suppose it's easy enough to imagine.
Black sheer knickers with a cotton-lined gusset, picot edge elastic and the most awkwardly fat french seams you'd ever see - seriously.
|Pointless closeups of the elastic and gusset|
I also need to work on my french seams - They would make my old sewing teacher cry, with how big they are!
Overall, I now have a new pair of knickers that are severely comfortable, suit my body type almost perfectly - and recycled a horrible old babydoll! Wearable mock-ups are always the best!
Now if only the mesh wasn't so slippery it causes my tights to fall down!
EDIT: Now on BurdaStyle!