One of the reasons I’m interested in lingerie is to start making my own underthings. I never really thought I would want to. Five for $25 at Victoria’s Secret suited me just fine. But, then I realized the things I were drawn to, the pretty lacy bits, were far more expensive. I started a Pinterest Board for the underpinings that were appealing to me.
I bought a $5 pair of thongs from Target (above) and got to work. Here are the two styles I’ve done. They are both thongs.
Lace along the side with a center front seam. I love this fabric! This embroidered stretch lace was a gift from Hilde when I was in Amsterdam.
Elastic along the side, no center front seam. This yellow and white stretch lace was also a gift from Hilde. Isn’t it pretty? I saved enough to make a matching bra at some point.
And, I assembly lined about five pairs of these white lace ones. The lace from these came from a local manufacturer and was 50 cents a yard. So, I can make panties for about $1. Not the least expensive garment given my time, but prettier and cheaper than what I was finding in the same range.
I have black and bone colored lace that is the same. But, I need to dye some elastics for the waistband first.
My next stab will be making drawers from supplex for working out and biking.
Then, I’m going to attack these knickers. I have a really hard time buying them off the shelf due to my, umm, assests.