Thing 165

The girls made about €80 at the rummage sale today. More importantly, I got a lot of stuff out of my house. Kringloop, the Netherlands’ answer to Goodwill, arrived with a big truck at the end of the sale to pick up all the unsold items, so none of it came back home. The tissue pouches didn’t sell well — people were there for used household items — but they’ll keep until our pre-Christmas craft sales.

It was after 4:00 this afternoon before I got a chance to sit down at my sewing machine to make today’s Thing. I wanted something quick but useful. I didn’t want to just make something for the sake of making something. And what’s more useful than underwear? Not much.

I set a challenge for myself to see how quick I could sew a pair of underwear for Martina, using the same Cheeky Panties pattern from Burdastyle that I’ve used before.


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It’s not the neatest pair I’ve made, but it is the fastest. From start to finish I was busy for about 35 minutes. Yeah, baby. I’m an underwear-making machine.

Quick, free and useful. My kind of Thing.


Cost of this Thing: 0
Cost of all Things to date: €199.62


  2 comments for “Thing 165

  1. May 24, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I need to get underwear sewing too; I think both girls need 5-6 pairs each. I wonder if I can get down to 35 minutes 😛

    • May 24, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      Of course you can. Especially if you have a glass of wine and aren’t too worried about the end result. Works great!

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