Handmade undies in fuchsia and blue

So Zo undies by Allspice Abounds - finished

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.  🙂

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More handmade undies

So Zo undies - front

My lingerie sewing adventures continue!  After I made my first two pairs of undies and wore them out and about, I realized that they were the some of the most comfortable undergarments I’ve ever worn.  The adjusted fit and super-soft jersey were a winning combination!  Although it may seem silly to sew your own underwear, I’ve found that the extra attention to detail makes a big difference.  It’s a great feeling not to have to constantly tug and adjust things all day – who knew handmade undies were the answer?  : )

Needless to say I’ve made a few more pairs, as you can see above, and I don’t see the underwear-sewing train stopping anytime soon.

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My second attempt at sewing lingerie

So Zo undies - first two pairs

Ladies and gentleman, I am very happy to report that I finally sewed some non-heinous lingerie.  : )  Do you remember my Epic Panty Fail of 2013?  I still get the chills when I look at those awful panties!  After such a disaster, I had set aside my lingerie sewing aspirations for quite some time, but the lovely ladies over at Sewaholic have been luring me back in with all their beautiful creations.  Have you seen Caroline’s latest lingerie set?  Wowza!

I’m not quite ready for bras and lace, so I decided to dive back in with some simple panties.  I used the ever-popular So Zo undies pattern and accompanying instructions, and I managed to make these two pairs over the weekend.  Many thanks to Zoe for this free pattern and all her helpful tutorials.  Not only did the panties come out fairly well, but they actually fit and are quite comfortable!  Yeah!!

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I sewed the ugliest panties ever

Panty sewing fail

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon this awesome panty-sewing tutorial over at verypurpleperson, and I decided that sewing underwear was something that I had to try like right now.  So I gathered up some jersey from the depths of my sewing bin, purchased various types of elastic and some ball-point needles, and hunkered down for a Friday night panty-sewing party.  Umm, it did not go well.  Above you can see the fruits of my labor: two of the most ugly, ill-fitting, and grandma-like panties ever.  Why did I think this would be a piece of cake?  EPIC PANTY FAIL!

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