Sewing Your Own Lingerie
In the past I didn't really think too much about making my own lingerie or bras. But, then I saw all the cute sets going around in the blogosphere and I am seriously thinking about dipping my toe in.
Since I've shown you all my brides dress and you've seen me in my skimpy muslins, might as well let it all hang out! No, no we won't. But, I do have some bra issues, namely itchy and weird shaped cups. Itchy is hands down my biggest pet peeve. What do they make these bras with, fiber glass insulation?
No matter the size it isn't always easy to find a well fitting and comfortable bra. I think uncomfortable bras are a universal thing. Doesn't matter what size you are, most of them can be a bear to wear. Do you have issues with bras not fitting well, or looking good under your clothes?
I don't really care to make my own underwear although I know a lot of people who do. I would rather spend my time making gorgeous slips, camisoles, pajamas, tap pants and kimonos.
So how to kill the biggest offenders to comfortable bras, you of course! Don't bother complaining about it, just make it and sew it the best way for you and your shape and size.
If you have beginning-intermediate sewing skills you should be able to tackle sewing lingerie. The tricky part think is in the fabrics like tricot, silks, silkies etc. They can be difficult to manage, especially for a beginner. But, if you have some skills with the sewing machine and are comfortable with sewing on silkys and such now's the time to take a class and perfect those skills.
What are your experiences with sewing your own undies? Did you like it, would you do it again? Do you have problems with RTW bras? Let me know on the blog! I would really like to know why you would sew underwear.