Monday, 21 October 2013

More autumn essentials

I made some undies! Ok nothing difficult like a bra (pants/ knickers/vests still on my to do list).



I was chatting on Twitter about the fact that it should be easy to make underskirts, prompted by Carolyn's blog post here. A couple of lovely ladies (no idea who - sorry!) pointed me towards Gertie and Tasia's tutorials. As I had leftover poly satin from my Anna dress lining and my Anise jacket I knew it would be a quick and cheap make and stash bust.

A quick look on Ebay revealed a seller with picot elastic and fold over elastic (for my SoZo pants and vests - I am obsessed with saving postage and often buy stuff ages in advance to avoid paying twice) and it turned out he was just a few miles away from me. I ordered at lunchtime one day and received the next morning! I ordered some pretty lace with a Minerva Fabrics order (see, postage!) and it's gorgeous! It's a lovely weight which makes these feel really luxurious. 


I think the spend on these worked out at £2 per underskirt and they are so much nicer than any bought ones I have had.

I used Gertie's tutorial and it was so fast - both of these were made in an evening.

Perfect for making cotton summer dresses wearable with tights! 

I'll spare you pics of these on me (you're welcome).

8 comments:

  1. Oh my! I thought about making this as well. After getting back from somewhere that is much colder than where I live, these are perfect to wear with tights! I have go to out and make these now! I'll have to check out Gertie's tutorial! :)

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    1. you should - they are so easy and quick to make! and ideal for leftover lining fabric you might have around.

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  2. Oooh these are beautiful Jo. I don't possess any slips, but would love to make some. Definitely going to put this on my to-do list.

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  3. They look so high-end with the lace edging at the bottom! I really need to make some prettier ones like these :)

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    1. thanks carolyn! you definitely inspired mine!

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