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2013 January 25
by elizabeth_admin

The addiction that is.  The undergarment addiction specifically.

After making those three panties this week, I casually went over to Sew Sassy’s website and checked out their lingerie elastics.  Just a wee look wouldn’t hurt anyone, right?

Well, out of the blue, a package arrived for me yesterday.  Apparently my wee look-see included using my credit card and these lovelies came home to roost with me.

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I haven’t had much luck with FOE (fold over elastic) yet.  My one trial with it was a dismal failure, the slapdash slip I made to go under my new knit skirt.  It’s completely stretched out with no recovery.  I will have to research FOE’s uses and try not to abuse it in future.  How cute is that silver metallic FOE?!?!?!  I love it.  The other elastics (picot edge) can be used to finish the waistlines and leg openings on panties.  Now I just have to find suitable knits with which to make them.  Not all are right for undergarments.  They need to have enough stretch, but also a lot of recovery or else they stretch out and fall off.  Please don’t ask me how I know.  :/

Happy panty sewing!

11 Responses leave one →
  1. January 25, 2013

    Silver elastic? Sign me up!

  2. January 25, 2013

    Oh, I know about that addiction. It has me in its grip right now too.
    Nice elastics, looking forward to the pieces you will make with it. And foe is not my favorite either.

  3. January 25, 2013

    Oh! I’ve had similar not so good experiences with FOE! So, I’m eager to see how you do with it.

  4. January 25, 2013

    🙂 you know when your truly addicted to buy stuff to feed a sewing- habit is when you don’t need the credit card anymore….’cos you’ve memorized the numbers instead LOL! 😉 (Ask me how I know *whistles innocently to myself*.)

  5. January 25, 2013

    Sew Sassy is just a web site of temptations. Their wide lace elastics are quite nice too, 6″ wide makes for very sexy cheeky panties and the black pantie fabric is really nice and smooth.

    I have some of that black & silver FOE, or at least a similar one. I used it on a thong that was used in a short film by my husband (still in production, last day of filming is tomorrow). He wanted all black panties so it would show up on screen against her face (it’s black comedy/ horror not porn, the panties are a prop not wardrobe) and it was what I had in stash. Wanting them to be all black, I put the silver side to the inside but when it stretches you still see a few silver threads.

  6. January 25, 2013

    Haha! Welcome to the dark side! 😉 I like the ITY for undies, they’re slick which helps with ride-up issues and they’re cheap, colorful, and easy to find. The other fabric that I like are rayon knits, I’ve had a few scraps left from blouses of this stuff and it makes great panties–these are the first to be pulled out of the drawer at my house!

    Slapdash told me to use a two-step process to put the elastic on with, which seems to work pretty well. Also, I completely ignore whatever the pattern said the length was supposed to be, it was too hard to stretch the elastic that much IME, so I think my pieces are like 3″ longer than KS says. And I have a tip for putting in the elastic in the semi-round that I posted here: http://wp.me/pycSn-rc

    Have fun! 🙂

  7. January 26, 2013

    it’s fun to see you exploring. I have way more lingerie stash than seems appropriate for someone who hasn’t sewn a bra in a couple years now.

  8. January 26, 2013

    I’m on a panty raid myself and bought scads of picot elastic at Fabrix in SF (25 cents a yard!). I’m using up tees and making panties with colorful elastic. Quick project when you’re too busy to make something more intense.

    FYI, Novita has an excellent panty tutorial up that covers different elastics and is great!

    http://verypurpleperson.com/2013/01/tutorial-sewing-panties/

  9. January 28, 2013

    I love sew sassy’s elastic and have a few of them. Now off to check out the silver elastic.

  10. January 30, 2013

    Fabulous! I can see that you’ll need to do quite a bit of sewing to use up all of that elastic! Looking forward to seeing what you create!

  11. January 31, 2013

    Sew Sassy is well familiar with my credit card. I love her laces. Now I want FOE in more colors…

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