PIMG_8807ant-astic. The blog name was on the tip of my tongue before I’d even finished paying for the knicker making kit. It’s terrible and corny but that’s the writers prerogative right? And I mean what else springs to mind when you eyes perchance fall upon this bit of fun?

In December I was in Brighton visiting my BFF and of course we decided to just have a quick look in Ditto fabrics for some flannel for pjs. We didn’t find any but we did find a whole lot of other things. Among which was this alluring You CancanSew Panties Complete Kit.

I’m anticipating a few nervous giggles at this stage.

Chalk it up to the Christmassy, BFF day out together, mid week vacation silliness but I thought this would be brilliant for my Sister’s Christmas stalking. I know the idea is probably to give the kit to someone for them to make it themselves but lets face it – it would sit collecting dust and besides I thought it would be fun.

I eagerly opened package up when I got home. Its cute but perhaps not terribly user friendly? I find cursive print challenging to read and the instructions on various pieces of paper did lead to me quickly packaging it back up and putting it to the side. I had scarfs to knit after all and as my sister lives on the other side of the world we are pretty flexible with when we do Christmas stalkings (anytime between October and March is a go).

But as I do actually want to get this out of the way before I move onto other things this evening I thought I’d open it back up. Upon actually reading the instructions I can see that its pretty straightforward (though it strains my eyes).

So in a few short hours I’ve rustled up version A (the simplest). I have to say I am not a fan and probably wouldn’t buy another of her patterns nor make these again. They’re cute I guess and a bit of a novelty (I can’t actually see my Sister wearing these on her average day). Hopefully they’ll fit or at least provide some giggle material.

P.s have you ever tried to photograph underwear? Its really tricky to get a have decent shot.



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