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Thread: Do you make your own lingerie?

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    Junior Member Jeanniebelle's Avatar
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    I would check out the pattern books in the fabric store. I know that McCalls has a pattern for lingerie. I have not made my own and the fact that I am a big woman it would be hard to make a bra that would give me the right support. Jeanniebelle

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    no i dont make my own, but when i was little my mom would make then out of flour sack cloth. when we went to the store and she need 50 lbs of flour and i would get to pick the flour sack i like that the flour come in. than had to wait for her to use the flour before she could make my unders. that sure seam like a long wait for me as a kid. but i bet with 6 kids it didnt take long to use the flour.

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    Kwick Sew has many lingerie patterns. Everything from briefs that us older gals wear to the little boy shorts, bikini and thong that the young gals wear.

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    I used to make my own bathing suits when I was a teenager, they were fun to make and turned out really pretty good.

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    I used cotton knit jersey, tricot, lycra. Onetime for fun I used leftover scraps from making my boys tee shirts on the serger. The front was one color, the back was another and the crouch still another. You have to have a sense of humor and I thought they were quite funny but I actually wore them.

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    Hi.My neighbor makes her own custom panties, using her husband's soft, discarded T-shirts. Not sure what elastic she prefers, but she says she can't purchase panties that fit, as well as the ones she makes.

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    I used to make my own panties and half-slips. I had taken a class from the Viking sewing machine dealer back in the 1970s. Bras looked to difficult to me so I never tried them. I used the Kwik-Sew patterns. Making panties isn't as hard as it looks.

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    I'm ashamed to say this but I think I would rather go commando than try to make my own panties or bra and I can't tell you when I last owned a slip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaurieE
    I used the Kwik-Sew patterns. Making panties isn't as hard as it looks.
    Nor is it expensive. I've never tried bras either but have been tempted. Last bras I got were $40. I have a thing for pretty bras and panties, especially the lacy kind. I'm tempted to try a bra. Thus said, sports bras look easy but I've never wore one. :) I like my clevage.......bad me. Like someone once said "You got them, flaunt them".

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    I have made my panties, slips and nightwear for years. Made one bra, ended up with two left cups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickie612
    I have made my panties, slips and nightwear for years. Made one bra, ended up with two left cups.
    roflol

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    A few years ago I made some bathing suits for my girls. It was hard to find cute 1 & 2 pc suits that weren't showing off too much skin, I made up the patterns as I went along and they came out pretty cute. I made some cotton interlock undies around the same time for my littles (3-4 yrs old), they held up really well. Not for me though, the closest I got was some soft jersey tank tops to sleep in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickie612
    I have made my panties, slips and nightwear for years. Made one bra, ended up with two left cups.
    Too funny!

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    I used to make panties and loved doing it. Only made one bra, but that was not so fun. Also made a pair of demin jeans. Those were great and fit well. Long gone....all of them. So is any desire to try again.

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    My Mom used to make our underwear when we were young. I don't and never intend to. I'll just watch sales, etc. and buy them.

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    No. As expensive as lingerie fabric is as well as adding the elastic and of course a finer thread/needle.
    I think its still cheaper to buy my panties. LOL

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    Yes, I sew my panties and in the old days, when my girls were in high school I made theirs too. All the other girls in the gym class wanted me to make them some, I passed on that idea. I have tried to make a bra, did not work out well and was very expensive for all the different materials that it takes. So I will just stick to the panties.

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    I used to make tap pants and cami's and loved the results. But that was when I was young and sexy! LOL.

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    Undergarments are the items I never want to sew myself.

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    Heck no, even though it doesn't look like there's much to it; I don't do clothes anymore except some repairs.

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    Nope... but I know how... too much hassel... built sever corsets... same hassle... $50 corset is worth it...
    have thought about designing my own super bra but that only in my dreams.... :D
    Walmat on SALE is my option

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    Years ago, I taught sewing in Wichita, KS through the extension center. ONe of the classes I taught was lingerie. I loved it! Used Kwik-Sew patterns - made panties (my mother finally told me she had a life-time supply!), slips and gowns. Also men's underwear! My little boys loved it - made it from really cute knit. there is a store in Wichita called Needle Nook that sells supplies and they have a wonderful selection. I would certainly look into it - it's very quick and inexpensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    With todays undies all you need is a string and a HST! sounds easy to me!
    Best answer, by far! :D

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    Have done swimsuits...easier than they look as the Lycra is quite forgiving, but scary because they look so wrong until you put the elastic in at the very end, then suddenly everything comes together. Panties, not worth it, bras, I would just shudder. Camisoles would be ok though.

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    Nope - not going there.

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