Sunday, March 20, 2011

Flowers, food, and underwear

hello spring!  daffodils outside my house
Mini-daffodils outside my house, in bloom!

chicken noodle soup from Cooking Light cookbook
Chicken Noodle Soup from Cooking Light.  Soooo good!  Fresh parsley, yum!  Whole wheat pasta.  Celery, carrots, rotisserie chicken, organic chicken broth, onions, pepper.

And now for the sewing...

before:  PEFF 2009 organic cotton t-shirt
Princeton Environmental Film Festival (PEFF) Organic cotton t-shirt, before

and after (made them tonight)
after, PEFF underwear with "champagne" elastic from Sew Sassy
I just love them!

Made these last night. I used a piece of ribbon on the front like a 'tag', like 'branded' underwear.  It's brown fabric with pink elastic.
bikini style (with a ribbon label)  with "pink" elastic from Sew Sassy

Anyone have suggestions on where to get fabric labels? I don't mean personalized ones, ones with different words on them, that I could sew on to the front of underwear.  Noile suggested etsy; I hadn't thought of that!

This was my first foray into "bikini style" underwear. The others I've made in the past are more "boy short" style.

The elastic is from Sew Sassy. The PEFF ones are "champagne" elastic and the brown ones have pink elastic.

The tutorial is, as always, Antoinette's fantastic "make your own undies" tutorial.

I'm on an underwear making roll.  More to come for sure, especially using the zebra striped fold over elastic I got.   MushyWear would approve.  I would have made uw using the zebra striped tonight but I didn't have any black knit fabric of suitable weight.  The black t-shirt I planned to use was too small.  :(

I really should be getting to bed.  I keep running out of time on the weekends.  And I have to keep reminding myself, going to bed early is a gift to give to myself, like eating better.

Good night!  Be well!


  1. this was so beautiful and peaceful and made me happy for you.
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  2. Zebra-striped foldover elastic?!? OMG, WHERE can I get some :-)??
    I've definitely gotten into cutting things up for undies too.. Jalie's my middle name.

  3. Ohhh, very professional-looking undies -- but better than! I love the tag-on-the-outside -- what a cool finishing touch!

  4. Not sure where you can buy fabric labels from, but this link shows you how to make your own using an inkjet printer:

    Check it out and see if it might be useful. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks promising!

  5. Cute! Hehe... I definitely need to try to make some undies, too! One of these days...

  6. Love the little undies! What a great transformation for that t-shirt.

  7. So creative on the undies! And yes, the zebra FOE definitely gets my stamp of approval :) Let's see them soon!


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