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Knickers to you, madam!

Have been meaning to update the blog for ages. But it’s the end of a busy, busy term at school and I’ve hardly had any time! But I wanted to tell you all about my knickers!

How rude! I do, of course, refer to knickers what I have made myself, madam!

For ages I have been wanting to do the makeplace knicker making workshop. I do like cute knickers and fancied the DIY route! I attended the course as I was a bit nervous of going it alone! I enjoyed it and was really pleased with the results. Although on the downside, thought it was a bit pricey. £39.50  for the two and a half hour course. On the day, it only lasted a hour and a half, presumably as there were only 4 people attending. And I thought for the price, they could have included a cuppa and a free pattern to reproduce the knickers at home. If I ran workshops, there would always be lots of cups of tea!

These are my new pants, handmade by me! I love the colour combination (pistachio andIMG_5586 strawberry ice cream?!)  IMG_5587 IMG_5588

So, yes, those there were proficient enough sewers to be able to make their own pattern from the knickers they’d made. But I think it would have been nice to have provided a free one so as to save a little bit of time having to draft one. I was really pleased with them, though, and quite taken with the idea that they can be made out of upcycled clothing. So on the way home, I bought some more lace and then found a 50p top from the charity shop that I thought I’d chop up.

I made another pair! Both are very comfy and I plan to make several more. I have bought some stripey jersey fabric ready for it! Has anyone else ventured into underwear?

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5 thoughts on “Knickers to you, madam!

  1. I love your knickers! I’ve made one pair from a kit I was given as a gift (FYI I think it cost about £15!) But they weren’t very soft. Do yours have elastic?

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    1. Yes. The pair I did the workshop for was proper knicker elastic from the tutor. Nice stuff. But only available through the wholesaler she said.
      The elastic I got for my second pair was just elastic lace from the local fabric shop. It’s ok but I’d prefer it to be a bit narrower and a bit more elasticky than lacy. Will keep my eyes open for different stuff! I am looking forward to making some more nice knickers soon!

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