How to Make Your Own Underwearcomments (30) May 19th, 2009
Over the last three or four years, I have been slowly converting my wardrobe to entirely self-made clothing. When I originally undertook this somewhat ambitious endeavor, I assumed there would always be a few categories that would remain exceptions to my "rule," like, for example, jeans, coats, and underwear. But little by little I am coming around to the idea that no garment should be excluded from my quest. I've tackled jeans (well, OK, they're corduroys), it's not the right season for coats, but underthings seemed like the next challenge whose time had come. So I grabbed a pair that fits well, an old partial T, and some quarter-inch elastic, and here's what I did:
1. Cut out the pieces. Fold your underwear in half along the center front, carefully lining up the side seams and leg openings. Lay it on top of the folded T-shirt, aligning the folds.
Try to get the whole front piece to lie flat, but you may only be able to work with one section at a time. Cut around the edges, adding 1/4-inch seam allowance as you go. Only cut around the parts that lie flat, then flatten the rest and finish cutting.
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