I am just so happy that i have to post this. Awhile back i wanted to learn to
sew lingerie, and jumped in with some satiny material cut on the bias and
totally gave up in frustration.
Well, i recently decided to "start over" and try some nice, easy, CHEAP (we're
talking $1/yd at Walmart) white woven cotton material and make some
old-fashioned style bloomers. I figure if the prototype comes out nice, i'll
buy some better fabric. They came out ADORABLE! Now, if i weren't a 47-yr
old woman, i'd be wearing them with skirts (instead of sleeping in them). I
bought some real cheap lace on ebay (10 cents a yard) to put at the very
bottom, and some trim that had satin ribbon already through it (again at
Walmart) that serves as beading (?) trim to drawstring. These things just
came out so CUTE!
I don't have a serger, but since the cheap fabric was so ravel-y i zig-zagged
after the straight stitch, trimmed close, then stitched it down flat - again
an experiment but it seemed to go just fine with the "underwear" look i had
I just can't WAIT to get some nice comfy soft cotton (a little better quality)
and make another pair! :-) Even thinking of experimenting with making some
shorter ones to wear under (modern) dresses...
- posted 16 years ago