When I was growing up, my mom made all my clothes. I remember thinking 'next thing you know she will be making my undies' , like that would be the last straw. She never did. But now I do! Back in the day when a perfectly acceptable 3 pack of panties could be had for a song in any big box store, I never would have thought of making them. But nowadays, I have to buy online, and although they are expensive, they are not high quality.
So I traced a pair of decent fitting ready to wear, and my undies sewing adventures began. There have been a number of prototypes made to work out how long the elastics should be cut, and trying different fabrics. I saw a number of people online talk about using old tshirts as fabric, but I found that the fabric from the old tshirts in my house did not have very good recovery, so the garments stretched out and did not snap back! I have had success with new yardage of cotton jersey.
Then I saw a number of people online talking about sewing their own bras! Finding affordable bras has always been an issue, plus straps were never really long enough. So I signed up for Beverly Johnson's bra making class on Craftsy. Amazing! First of all, she is a great teacher. I just made my fourth edition, and I still play the class over and sew along with her. Oh the fit! Even with underwires they are the most comfortable bras I have worn.
I will not be posting photos of my finished granny panties. I might photograph finished bras if I can figure out a stand in model for me. I have no dress form, so I will have to get imaginative!