Well, I finally got the fold-over elastic onto the edges of my So Zo undies. And, I’d say they’re passable, though I definitely still need lots and lots of practice. But, at least I now know I won’t have to use all of the fold-over elastic in my stash as hair ties instead of in my sewing.
The particular tshirt I cut up for the undies was one I was given for a girls’ night many years ago. I kept it since it was sentimental, but I only ever used it as an undershirt because it felt weird to wear a shirt that proclaimed I was a member of a girls’ group that was hot. I’ve blurred out the identifying words so as to hopefully keep a bit of anonymity here. Anyway, when I was digging through my tshirt drawer trying to find an old shirt that I wouldn’t mind turning into a pair of undies, I thought the slogan on these would be quite cheeky if used for the purpose.
I have a few more tshirts lined up to turn into undies, so here’s to hoping a bit of practice will go a long way in my ability to make a pair that live up to the idea of sewing well. Next time I think I’ll size up though. Maybe it’s because I used a tshirt instead of a super stretchy fabric or maybe it’s because everything from my shoulders to my knees has gotten a bit bigger during the pregnancy, but I’d appreciate a bit more fabric on my tush! Or, maybe next time I’ll make a rub off of one of my favorite pairs of ready-to-wear undies… Hmmm… Now that’s an idea!
- Pattern: So Zo undies
- Fabric: An old tshirt