Why do you spend 15 hours knitting a sweater when you can buy one for 30 bucks?
Why do you spend 40 dollars on material when you can buy a dress for 20?
Why do you stay inside cooking on such a gorgeous day when you can just go out to eat?
I'll admit it. Things just don't add up sometimes and yet I can't stop making stuff. Stuff that I could easily buy. Like underwear. That's right, I made underwear (is this a new low?). Inspired by the genius of this tutorial I cut up a pair of undies that had seen better days and made myself a pattern. I didn't have any stretch lace hanging around and in an attempt to cut back on the spending and to use what I have, I cut some strips of cotton/lycra fabric to use as the waist and leg bindings (a la That Darn Kat Undies pattern).
The verdict? Easy-peasy. Seriously.
Granted, my top stitching leaves something (okay, a lot) to be desired and I think I'd like to make a couple of tweaks to the pattern but the undies seem to fit, they're comfy, and I made them.
Those three things alone may not seem like much, but together they're awesome.
|And this photo will be called "holy crap my underwear|
looks big when held up by a toddler!"