January 17, 2022
Of all the home-sews one can make, perhaps custom underwear is some of the most satisfying on a few different levels:
In a recent poll I conducted on my Facebook and Instagram, I asked my Followers and Friends to tell me about their fantasy pair of underwear! The vast majority, all cited poor fit as a major complaint with regard to retail underwear. And that certainly matches my experience in sewing for myself, and designing for others! Retail underwear can sometimes do the job. But they don't fit perfectly, and when you have a perfect-fitting pair you'll really feel the difference!
This month three of us - Kelly from Bespoke Hogaboom, Kevin from Taylor & Hart Fabric Shop, and Traci from Pryde Hantverk - will be demonstrating techniques on three types of underwear, all livestream on my Twitch channel.
Our three pair are sourced from two patterns: the Sew it Like A Man Y-Fronts, and the Jalie 3242 (Underwear for Men, Women and Children). The Sew It Like A Man underwear pattern is drafted from a 24" to 46" waist; the Jalie pattern size range is drafted for an 18" to a 48" waist.
However, if you have an underwear pattern you prefer, feel free to bring it along! This video mini-series is not a sew-along, but rather a techniques lab with methods you can apply to any underwear sewing.
We will be demonstrating techniques on zig zag domestic machine, a serger, and a coverstitch machine. We'll go over some finishes and stitches - double needle and lightning stitch - as well as elastic, binding, and band applications.
Best of all there will be three of us there, to answer your questions live! You'll have a great time, and emerge with more fine sewing skills in your arsenal!
Our sessions are hosted on February 11th and 12th, both at 4:30 Pacific. The videos will then be uploaded to my Vimeo for you to refer to later.
Want a reminder? Register at the Calendly links below and you'll get an email reminder.
We can't wait to see you there!
July 16, 2022
I sat in my roomette on an Amtrak train headed south to Tampa. My suitcase was precariously propped on a little shelf next to my seat, threatening to topple onto me as we chugged along.
July 16, 2022