Thing 92

It has come to this: I am posting pictures of underwear. My daughter’s, no less. She is thrilled. *cough* 

I was a bit behind on laundry and Martina was looking for underwear. I suggested that I could sew her a pair. She was not exactly enamoured with the idea. “Can’t you just buy some?” I made her a pair anyway. Ha! Take that, teenager.

I had seen this tutorial a couple of weeks ago and was itching to try it. My laundry procrastination provided the opportunity.

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It’s the same pink micro jersey/lycra used for the princess dress. I bought some lavender fold over elastic for the trim. They took about an hour to make but that included drafting a pattern based on an old pair.

I don’t think Victoria’s Secret is going to be knocking on my door anytime soon, but for a first try it’s not horrible. I haven’t heard from Martina how comfortable they are. I’ll let you know. I’m sure she wants to share the status of her underpants with the internet. Doesn’t every 13-year-old?


Cost of this Thing: €2.50 (fold over elastic, enough for 2 pairs)
Cost of all Things to date: €123.19


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  6 comments for “Thing 92

  1. Hanneke
    April 13, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I wanted to ask her about it this morning but bit my tongue!

    • April 15, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      That was probably wise 🙂

  2. April 14, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    love them 🙂 I sew all our underwear (ok, not jerry’s!) and the girls refuse to wear store bought, becuase, in the words of Kara, “it bites my bum”! I use a pattern from Jalie

    • April 15, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      Yeah, I think I’m going to have to buy a pattern if I want to continue down this underwear road. The Jalie one looks cute! I may have to pick up some Jalie patterns this summer. I’ve never seen them for sale here.

  3. Marlies
    April 15, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I remember my nom making all of our underwear as well.

    • April 15, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      Ha! I don’t have any such memories. All our underwear came from Woodward’s.

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