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Unaccustomed as I am...

Loved these retro undies found on Etsy.

Loved these retro undies found on Etsy.

Four year old Hazel speaks the truth.  While helping hang out the washing, she asks -  "Are these your undies?  They're so big!!!"  Afraid it's true,  I like big knickers, I cannot lie.  Inspired by these retro swimmers on Etsy, I set out to make my own version. 

 

Ancient patterns, (this one circa 1990) ...the source of great sewing wisdom...

Ancient patterns, (this one circa 1990) ...the source of great sewing wisdom...

Surely a vintage pattern will be a good start.  They ended up a little toooo big. Having them stretch up to my armpits wasn't a great look, so I scaled them back. 

 

 

DIY Retro undies!

DIY Retro undies!

Making knickers is pretty easy (compared with, say, making a bra) and requires little fabric. Unaccustomed as I am to displaying my knickers on the internet, here is what I ended up sewing... and photographing in a bunched up way, to make them appear slightly smaller...