Truth: there's nothing fun about having your skirt cling to your body. Not only can it feel uncomfortable, but it also prevents the skirt from hanging as intended. But with a simple handmade slip you designed yourself, you can rock any skirt with style — meaning this old classic just became a wardrobe must-have once more.
Go retro and stitch high-waisted underwear that's totally comfortable and classic, not to mention customizable thanks to the ability to mix and match woven and knit fabrics. And if you have leftover fabric post-project, there's great news: you can use it to make a matching vintage-inspired bralette, meaning you'll never have to scour the lingerie section for perfect-fitting undergarments ever again.
Sewing your own bras can be intimidating, but there are so many reasons to do it. Not only does it call for such little fabric — making it a great way to use up fabric scraps or splurge on something fancy — but it's also a good way to save money. After all, store-bought bras are expensive!
Elastic is one of the great inventions of the modern era. Think about it: we no longer need suspenders to hold up pants, or garters to keep socks and stockings in place. Plus, the stretch of elastic (especially in a waistband) makes clothing easier to wear — not to mention way more comfortable — whether you're sewing underwear, DIYing a bathing suit or constructing workout clothes.
Fact: your most comfy undies could very well be the ones you sew yourself. It's all about how you decide to finish your edges — after all, nobody wants a pair that digs in or falls down.
One of the things I love most about sewing lingerie is all of the beautiful and delicate fabrics I have the opportunity to work with. But, pretty laces and delicate knits can pose a challenge come laundry day.
Step up your packing game by sewing your own DIY lingerie bag (or three!). This durable mesh bag separates your “unmentionables” from the rest of your clothing, keeping your suitcase or travel bag organized. When you get home, throw the bag directly into the washing machine to clean your delicates safely and easily.
If you want to jump into the realm of lingerie-making, a pair of knickers is a great place to start! If you're familiar with most basic sewing techniques, sewing panties can be a breeze. The trickiest part can be choosing the materials to make your project successful.
I love bralettes for the light support they offer. They're comfortable, quick to sew, and a staple in any lingerie-lovers wardrobe. However, sometimes you want a bra with a little more body without the hassle of sewing and fitting an underwire bra. Adding padding to your bralette gives an extra layer of protection between you and the outside world as well as added fullness and a small amount of structure to an otherwise unstructured bra.