I'm sure you can see what these are... no need to model them, is there? Phew...
I truly never thought I would make undies, and it's not something I've ever aspired to, but Carolyn's Scorpio set - after many other beautiful sets before it - made me give in. I now really, really wanted my own personalised undies. So I thought I'd just have a go, aiming for a simple sporty RTW style, and see how hard it was to make something wearable and halfway decent looking.
As it turns out, being a bit of a collector of swimming costume patterns (and hopefully I'll finally make myself some swimmers this summer), I had a second hand copy of the pattern Carolyn used for the undies (McCalls 2772). In my size too. So with very low expectations and some non-favourite pieces of leftover t-shirt fabric and elastic, I cut out a straight size 14 in the same style (E) that Carolyn used. My sewing was rough and ready, with white thread throughout just because that's what was on the sewing machine already. But the sewing was surprisingly quick and easy. Very easy. And then - get this - they fit me! In fact, they fit me just like RTW!
What's more, far from looking like an ugly mismatch, the pink and white reminded me of a childhood treat that I'd all but forgotten about; coconut ice. Is it even still around??
I'm going to have to plan some more interesting undies now. Maybe screen printed, maybe interesting recycles like Zoe's, maybe colour blocked, like Katherine's bikini... Now I've started I'm not going to stop!