Monday, 28 December 2015

Woven knicker trials.

Behold another experiment.  

Knickers made from woven fabric.  

I thought I'd have a play around with wovens, as years ago when lingerie was really gorgeous, there was no such thing as stretch fabric.  All 'foundation garments' were made from beautiful silks, satins and comfy soft cottons.

According to Wikipedia, lycra started to be popular in the early 1980's.  I can vouch for that as I was once the proud owner of a couple of beautiful stretchy leotards - Jane Fonda style, which I wore religiously to the gym.  I didn't mind being seen in lycra in those days.

I used to be completely fascinated with lycra and stretch fabrics.  Before I was married I completed a stretch sewing course and proudly became a certified 'Knit Wit'.  Some days it worries me that I still hold that title, and it has nothing to do with sewing. 

These latest knickers were lots of fun to make and believe it or not, actually fit (with a bit of a grunt) . They do however, need quite a bit of further refinement, to put it politely.....ahem. 

Hence they won't be receiving any cutesy embellishments.

By the look of this shot, I should be a giraffe.  Look at those long leg holes.  


Deb H said...

I finally cut my constructed to fit me pattern out, now to sew the things up.

Fran Ponta said...

Good for you Deb! I haven't given up entirely on wovens.....might try a combination of woven and stretch next time. Practice makes perfect - or something like that. (Or maybe it's just an excuse to buy pretty woven fabric).