It’s February!

It seems I just can’t stop making knickers!  I’ve made another 4 pairs to add to the previous 7, making that 11 now.  They have gone to the daughters and a friend, and they love them.  I got a message from the friend after she got hers saying:  “I bloody love my pants!!”  Daughter no 2 has proclaimed them the best fitting pants ever – no vpl, no digging in.  They are a complete success!

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Pretty as a picture! Acacia Knickers from Megan Nielsen
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Floral edge knicker elastic, found by chance in my stash!

I found some pretty floral edge knicker elastic hidden in a different box, so used that on some blue viscose knickers.  I also dug out some bows and ribbon rosebuds.  I had intended to use some on all the pants, but forgot…  So it’s just these four that have the extra decoration, but they won’t be the only ones.  There’s more, pretty coloured elastic on the way to me, and I found a couple of tees I no longer wear to cut up!  I might be making these in dribs and drabs all year…

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I’ve enjoyed looking out coloured elastics and digging out lingerie decorative items for those finishing touches.

This weekend I made yet another Burda top for my mum.  It is her one and only favourite pattern, #143, March 2004.  Sewn Bristol had a destash on Instagram a couple of weeks ago and I snapped up just over a metre of each of the red and blue tropical cotton poplin print.  It’s got French seams, double turned hems and a bias trimmed neckline.  I’ll be running up the red version in the next few weeks too, and then I need to get them shipped safely to South Africa without any pilfering fingers going off with them.

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I also tried something new this week… I started knitting!!  I know, I’m just as shocked!  I found the wool in a charity shop, looked up suitable beginner patterns online, found a non-beginner one and went for it!  I remembered how to do the rib part but needed help with the pattern for the rest.  I joined a group of local knitters on Friday afternoon and soon was on my way.  I ripped out loads, almost dumping it in the bin.  But I stuck with it all Sunday and finally today finished it!  I made a hat! 🙂  It’s even wearable…

So in addition to another top for mum, and making more knickers than I could ever have thought possible, I need to decide on stuff for February’s instalment of the BurdaStyle Challenge 2018.  I have to admit that this month’s issue is jam packed with perfectly make-able patterns.  I’ve had a little browse through previous year’s February issues and this one still tops the numbers in options.  So I need to get on with it!!

Author: Anne W

I love fabric, and sewing. And I could do nothing else but sew, all day, every day, if I could!

8 thoughts on “It’s February!”

  1. You are such an inspiration, Anne! Love reading your blog, oooing over your makes, and learning from your details. HUGE congratulations on your hat!!! xx

  2. Oh yes. Your knickers are fabulous. What a productive sewer you are. Almost tempted to make knickers myself. Except for the having to buy lots of elastic bit.

  3. Seeing your knickers reminded me of a binge I went on last year making a bunch. There’s something so much fun about it! I wish I had gotten a little fancier with mine though – rosebuds, ribbons! Mine were altogether rather boring BUT they fit great, super comfortable and I love them anyway 🙂

    1. Haha, I thought I’d best use up what’s in the stash! I need to make more though, there are still scraps in the box…

  4. I’ve been testing the MNAcacia knickers whilst on holiday and they are much more comfortable than some of the others I’ve made. Yours look fabulous, as does the top you made your Mother.

    1. Thanks Sue! That knicker pattern has gone down well, I’ve not had anyone come back to say they weren’t comfy to wear. That’s a really good sign!

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