Sunday, June 25, 2006

And they're off!




No, not the panties shown above -- I'm just continuing on the racing theme title from my first test post.

So, here I am, too, writing a sewing (and probably other stuff) blog. Do you think it's too crass to start off with a photo of my underwear?? Well, maybe if you're a diva, but I'm not. It's just my latest project and I had to start somewhere, right? Hey, at least they're clean. ;)

I'm not sure where this blog will go and I can't believe I'm looking at HTML code again, which I used to do all the time before I decided I'd rather be sewing. I'm hoping to chronicle on a (semi?) regular basis my sewing projects, thoughts about them and other things, and to maybe instruct, inspire and entertain along the way. As I arrange the virtual furniture in this place, certain layout features may change (or not, if I'd rather be sewing). I hope it doesn't make you dizzy.

So, back to the undies. Yep. I sew my own underwear. Five years ago I would've bet the farm that I'd never utter that sentence, nevermind that it would be true! But then I decided, well, why not? I always have plenty of knit scraps because I seem to regularly buy at least a half yard more than I need and what's better under the street clothing I make than a foundation that really fits.

My TNT (tried-n-true) undies pattern is Kwik Sew 2908. There's a variety of styles (and sizes) although I haven't made any view other than View A. I reviewed this pattern on Pattern Review if you'd like to read all the details. (I sure hope these links are working the way I plan. If not, stay tuned and I'll sort it out eventually.)

Speaking of five years ago ... that's when I became obsessed with sewing. I think I'll save the "About Me" stuff for another post because right now I have a pattern and fabric waiting to be cut, and well ... I'd rather be sewing! My DH has been especially nice the last few days so I'm going to sew a new pair of casual khaki shorts for him. Oh, and his birthday is on Tuesday so maybe I'll even get them done by then. More on those later too.

7 comments:

  1. Ooh, I want to know more about the shorts! I want to sew some for my DH but fear the rejection for lack of comfort or fabric choices. He loves my shirts but shorts have to FIT. I will make him another shirt while you make shorts and I can learn.

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  2. Hi Julia, It's great to have a cheerleader -- you're inspiring me to keep at it.

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  3. Hi Debbie!

    I am glad that you started a blog as I will miss seeing you on PR regularly. :( I always find your posts informative & entertaining! I wanted to tell you that but I also have a question....Where did you get the fabric for your top rt & left undies? (cute undies by the way, I have yet to try making some). I love the colors in that fabric! Thanks & keep you the great work! I mean sewing!

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  4. Hi MéLisa,

    Thank you, but I'll still be around on PR.

    That fabric (the turq & tan, right?) came from Joann's of all places. But it was over 2 years ago and I know they don't have it any longer or I would've bought it all.

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  5. Thanks Debbie!

    That is the story of my life! I always like fabric that was in stores 2 years ago! LOL!

    Glad to hear that you will be around!

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  6. debbie, this post made me laugh out loud, i haven't gotten past the part about the panties yet because i laugh so hard every time.

    this is the EXACT right way to start off a blog, brava! i am thrilled there will finally be a central location for your collected wit and wisdom.

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  7. I might have to order that undies pattern for myself. I know a great co-op for KwikSew patterns, if you're interested ;)
    On a tangential note- why do the artist's renderings have the women wearing strapless bras the EXACT color of their flesh?? Where can I get fabric the exact color of my own flesh?
    I am so glad you started this blog. I can't keep up at PR and you aren't the most prolific poster at the NMSL so this will be a great way to keep up with your often inspiring work.
    Blessings!

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Thank you for each and every comment. I appreciate them all, but I have to be honest and let you know that I'm usually bad about answering questions. I hope you understand that there just isn't enough time in the day to do everything I want to do.

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