Spent yesterday trying to drown my head-cold in Beechams Cold & Flu blackcurrant (tastes like medicinal Kool-Aid yummmm) and ignoring how vile I felt by trying out 3 new knicker drafts Ive been developing based on the bottom half of the Dorothy Lamour inspired swimsuit pattern I made this last summer … success! and 4 new pairs of “granny-pannies”; three pairs in a lovely soft pink viscose jersey and daisy lace from Ditto fabrics (they don’t sponsor me – it’s just a great fabric shop close to home) and one in a stretch silk satin from my stash.
I think high-waisted 1950’s style pants are great for occasions where French knickers are too airy …
And yes, I totally agree that it would have been nice if I’d changed the bobbin to pink…
so the zig-zag stitching on the inside was less visible. But I get so fired up and eager to get a new thing finished that sometimes I’ll ignore those little details even though later I will be very annoyed about it. Do you do that too when in the throes of great creativity?
By the time I made the 3 pairs of pale pink ones I’d calmed down enough to change bobbins and match thread
Trying a 3rd pattern version out in a non stretch silk georgette later today…. and no, really I haven’t forgotten about my bra pattern I said I’d get up as a give-away!
Unfortunately I left all those patterns behind at the costume studio last thursday and haven’t been back so I couldn’t do any further work on it this weekend.
However last month I tried out this original 1940’s bra pattern I’d bought from Wearing History Patterns – it made up nicely but was just too big for me (I’d estimate it as a 34 large C/D cup) so I gave it to a (happy) friend whom it does fit.
Still intending to make the needed pattern alterations for myself though as it’s a bra shape that would look good with my big pants.
I’m so pleased with this pants making project … retro style pants I’ve bought in shops are never quite high enough in the waist for my liking and the leg elastic always pinches.
Almost has made having a cold feel worthwhile…almost.
Anyway I’m convinced making your own underwear is the way to go.