Yes, I finally did it!
I made my own underwear 🙂
When I started My Make Do and Mend Year, I drew the line at secondhand underwear, and always thought that it was maybe a step too far to make my own pants, but no more!
Hubby had a flash of inspiration, and entirely umprompted, he booked me into a knicker making workshop at The Makery in Bath for my birthday.
It was brilliant-a fabulous way to spend a few hours, in the company of some other lovely sewers, and under the instruction of the very enthusiastic, and very patient tutors, Sarah and Alice!
We were each given a template to take home so that we can go into production, and set up our very own knicker factories at home (I have debated how weird or otherwise it might be to make some to give as Christmas presents-any thoughts..?!), and I think I will definitely be making some more.
The hardest part was the elastic, but Sarah made sure we had plenty of time to practice, and was on hand to help with any difficulties.
I never thought that I would: a) show you all my pants; and b) so proud of my pants!
If you’re tempted to have a go then do!
I would totally recommend The Makery-if you’re local, then GO! If you’re not, then why not make a day of it and visit beautiful Bath at the same time.
And failing that, there are loads of tutorials online for making your own-so go forth and google, or check out my pant-tastic Pinterest board 🙂
Power to the homemade pants!