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.


  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.

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

  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!

  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.

  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!

  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.

  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.


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