Now we've come full circle---instead of showing off my lack of underwear, I'm showing my newly made undies for all of the internet to see... Happy New Year, world!
|Check out the backs!|
|These are my test-undies.|
I didn't have fold-over-elastic, so I used this tutorial to attach my elastic with one significant change---I sewed the elastic the first time on the wrong side and flipped it to the right side to sew the second time. As a result, the elastic is on the outside of the undies, not the inside. This way, the soft fabric is next to my skin instead of elastic. It's a small change, but it makes a difference comfort-wise. And I wouldn't have figured out to do this, if I hadn't made my test undies first.
|See how I applied the elastic to the outside?|
Also, as a side note, I constructed these entirely on my sewing machine (no serger). I used a triple-zig-zag stitch to attach the elastic, and it worked great. I've now been wearing these around for the past week or so. The verdict? I love them! You can bet that more handmade undies are in my future! So if you've ever considered making your own undies, give it a try...it's really not scary and actually quite fun!
One final side note: All of these fabrics are left-overs from other sewing projects. You can see the original makes for the fabrics here, here, and here. And now I have undies to match some of my handmade shirts! How many people can say that?!?