Underwear is too difficult to make yourself right? WRONG! Making my own underwear has been an absolute game changer and here is why!
1. You only have to own the perfect bra!
We do a lot of settling for whatever we can find in the shops when it comes to underwear. It might be the perfect style but you're between sizes in that brand. Maybe it's the perfect size but the wrong style for the outfit you're wearing or maybe you cannot find a set of matching underwear that ticks all the boxes...so make them! There are a whole load of patterns out there. Start with something simple to get used to working with the fabrics and notions and then the world of bra and knicker patterns are your oyster. No more settling for second best, we are better than that ladies!
2. Customise to your hearts content!
Don't like padding? Miss it out. Want a halterneck? You got it! Want a Harry Potter print underwear set? You can make it happen. The options are endless and there is a world of notions, fabrics and patterns at your fingertips.
3. Have colours to match every strappy top.
You can make any colour/print you like. Make one to match every strappy top you own! Have you had a look at the range of stretch fabric available these days? Amazing!
4. Tweak for the perfect fit!
Sometimes you try on a bra in one size in one shop and the band is too small, then you try the same size in a different shop and the band is too loose?! Infuriating! This is because different elastics have different extents of elasticity. However if you make your own you can wrap the band elastic round you until it feels perfect then stitch this into your bra! This is just one of the ways you have control over the perfect fit of you bra!
5. Branch out to DIY Bikinis!
They're basically the same, using swim elastic and swimwear fabric! Happy days! Check this website out for amazing swimwear fabric!
6. SOMETIMES It's cheaper!
You use so little fabric making a bra that it can sometimes even work out cheaper to make your own!
7. SERIOUSLY Impress Everyone.
People will either not believe you when you say you make your own underwear or be seriously impressed and envious. Either way you've earned smug status until the end of time - well done!
Get started with our Underwear Masterclass!