After all the precise sewing on my Archer and a few busy weeks with not much sewing progress, I needed a simple, instant gratification project to get my sew-jo back. I’m sure you can relate. I decided to whip up a few more pairs of So Zo undies using some jersey scraps that I had lying around and a fresh batch of fold-over elastic. I guess I was on a roll because I wound up making 5 pairs! Yay for some new, colorful additions to my unmentionables drawer. :)
Both the fuchsia and stone blue jersey are an organic cotton/bamboo/soy blend that is super soft and squishy… and holds up great in the wash. Perfect for undies! I don’t know where Gather Here, my local fabric shop, finds this amazing jersey, but it is hands-down the best jersey I’ve come across and wish I could use it for all my projects forever and ever.
The eagle-eyed among you may recognize the fuchsia from the Epic Panty Fail of 2013, LOL. At least some of this delicious jersey made it into a wearable garment! The blue is the same jersey as my previous pairs, and I managed to cut a full 6 pairs out of 1 yard.
There really isn’t much else to say about this pattern than I haven’t said in previous posts, except to reiterate that this is a great pattern for anyone new to lingerie sewing (like me). Just cut out the 3 pieces, sew up a few short seams, and slap on the fold-over elastic. Very little room for error! And the fit is great – comfortable without being frumpy at all. (I modeled them in a previous post – gasp!) If you don’t know where to start, I’d recommended giving this pattern a try. It’s free!
I still want to venture beyond these undies into more complicated patterns and fabrics (can anyone say stretch lace??), but for now this project was exactly what I needed.
Let us all rejoice at undergarments that actually fit. :)
Have you been sewing any lingerie lately? It seems to be taking the sewing world by storm!