The next meet is being held at my house in Rivervale and we’re making knickers. As with all the meets this year if you just want to bring along a project to sew you can do that instead.
However if you do want to have a go at making undies there are a number of helpful tutorials on the internet. I’ve set up a Pinterest board which you can access by clicking on http://pinterest.com/vanessads/bsc-meet-feb-2012/ . You shouldn’t need to log in but if you have any problems let me know.
For those of you who haven’t used Pinterest it’s a great resource for saving inspiration from the internet. When you click on a pinned image it will take you to the source webpage. If you set up your own login you can re-pin others people’s pins and follow their boards. I’ve set up a board for the meet with pins for some tutorials for drafting your own knickers, how to sew knicker elastic and also some patterns you can purchase. February’s Burda mag also has some 50’s inspired underwear and you are welcome to trace the pattern from my magazine.
For materials, you can get knicker elastic from Spotlight however the colours are not that exciting but you could try dyeing it to jazz it up. There are also various elastics including foldover elastic available at www.homecrafttextiles.com.au in St James. For material, you can use left over jersey or an old t-shirt. There is also a pin for a pattern by The Maker’s Journal, who are a couple of Melbourne designers and they have used a light weight Liberty woven.
Don’t forget to RSVP on the meetup page and email firstname.lastname@example.org for my address. See you soon Vanessa.
PS. for anyone not in the know, Potter’s are having a 50% off everything sale for a week starting Wednesday. You can also friend them on Facebook now “Fabric Outlet Shop”