Bright & Colorful Undies

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You may remember last week’s post about making my very own undies.


I enjoyed making them so much, I wanted to make another pair or 2.  The only problem was that my local fabric shop didn’t have a lot of options for stretch lace in the width I needed to make them.  Black and white… that’s it.

While I could have purchased white lace and dyed it, I decided that I would rather try an experiment.  I purchased some narrower lace in a super fun bright green, and a narrower lace to go with it in white as a border.

lace for undies

I attached narrow lace to the top of the wider lace, with the same stitch that I used for the construction of the undies.

attaching lace

attached lace layers

Once my lace was attached, I followed the same tutorial process from So Sew Easy.

finished undies

I love how this pair came out.  It’s a lot more fun than the last pair, and really wasn’t any harder to put together.

closeup of finished undies

Have you ever improvised to make the fabric you have work with a pattern you love?

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Make It Wear It Thursday at The Train to Crazy


  1. Diane on April 23, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Love it!!

    • Andrea on April 23, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks Diane!

  2. KellyS on April 23, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    OK, these are great! Is there a free tutorial or pattern you used to make these. I know my hubby would love them. 😉

    • Andrea on April 23, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      I used the tutorial over on So Sew Easy. There is a pattern you can download and print, along with instructions for spacing the pattern out for your size, and a step by step tutorial on sewing them together. I didn’t have an overlock stitch or foot for my machine, so I used a basic zig zag stitch. It’s not quite as pretty, but they seem to be holding up just as well.

  3. Rachel on April 23, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Love them! The green is super fun.

    • Andrea on April 23, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      I’m loving the green. I can’t wait to see what else I’m able to come up with. That’s the best thing about undies. I wear something completely crazy and no one but me will know.

  4. Deby on April 23, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    LOVE these – what a great idea. You know, I also have been customising – I’ve made the central portion from a lycra material, lined with a cotton liner and added a one inch wide stretch lace trim around the edge. Works great still and uses all the left over bits of fabric. Feels like free knickers!
    I really must post some on my site.
    Would you mind if I featured your knickers on So Sew Easy?

    • Andrea on April 23, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      I’d love to see your latest creations, and feel free to share mine. I’m thinking of laying out a pattern for a pair with side seams so I can play with some fun print jersey with lace on the back.

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