Oh yes: Rosy Ladyshorts. That’s what I made on my Friday evening. I think it took less time than shopping for a pair of new underwear.
For years the only image I had of home made underwear was something unfitting (and unflattering) and featuring alot of gathers. A bit like the knickers I made my sister back in January (she assured me they are fantastically unpractical).
But I recently stumbled across Cloth Habit’s free Rosy Ladyshorts pattern and it was love at first sight. I downloaded it a little while ago but wasn’t sure where to go. As usual the ladies on the Monthly Stitch Facebook group came through (where would I be without them!) with their suggestions including: English Couture Company, Gypsy Lace, and tia knight. As English Couture was the first suggestion and I was feeling impatient I ordered my goodies from them. But heaven help me because Gypsy Lace had so many gorgeous things I got into quite a tizzy.
Anyway, I got myself some two way stretch cotton jersey and some stretch lace. I found it a bit hard to tell the colors from their photos, so I was gambling a little that these two would go together. But I was super happy when they arrived (very quickly after ordering I must say ie a day or two).
The undies came together really quickly and simply. There’s a handy online construction tutorial to accompany the printout should one need it.
The moment I finished I whipped them on and was amazed to see that they actually fit. I made the size 6 (waist 28″ & hips 38″). And they looked real and proper and all! Seriously I paraded through the house in them! I am chuffed to bits. Pants! Undies! Whatever the hell you call them, I made them myself! My only mistake was I accidentally put the seam of the lace waistband at the centre front (not the back). But who’s looking eh?
The read test will be tomorrow when I’ll actually wear them out and about.