Making my own girdle 'cause no one said I couldn't! Pt 3

Hey, its looking better.

You know how in every sport movie, they always have a big game at the end. The team we are rooting for does not know if they are going to win this one, but by some great luck, they come back and score the winning whatever to gain success and win the game.

Thats how Im feeling about this project, except I'm not at the overcoming part to win the game yet.

Yeah, some words of advice, don't make a girdle when Aunt Flow is due to visit. Also, you might not want to keep trying it on and taking it off in 90 degree weather with no central air. Thats a bad idea too.

Other than that, well, there is no other than that.

But I am quite proud of my progress. I was skeptical at first, mostly the 'what the hell am I doing' vibe was creeping in on me, but the further I get on this, the more Im learning.

My goal now is to get it to wearable so I don't just stick it in my closet with all my other half worn foundation garments. And, Im happy to say, its looking and feeling pretty darn wearable.

I'm quite proud of the hook and eye instillation.

I lined the fold of the girdle with twill tape to cover up the sewing I was going to do.

I then sewed two rows of stitches using my zipper foot, and then covered the hook/eyes with another piece of tape and sewed in between each hook/eye.

After all of that, I stitched the covering twill tape down and now it looks all neat and clean.

I also basted in the plastic boning, and Im planning to sew that in soon.
No real rush now, I'm bloated as all get out.

I do want to cut down the bottom about 1" which was the plan. I knew it was going to be too long. I wanted the wiggle room, well, in the bottom, not in the garment...whatever.

I did however remove two panels of the elastic. Too much give. Next time (because I am totally going to do this again), I'm going to get some nice heavy powernet.

I'd say this is fun, but I don't like the uncertainty of not knowing if I'm going to be able to wear it. Oh well, we will see!

6 comments:

  1. Your sewing skills are awesome and I know so many commenters have praised you for them, but here is the kicker for me: I've been staring at your close-ups of the hooks and eyes to try to figure out your magic of adding them in a way that looks so effortless and perfect. I made such a hot mess out of exactly two snaps on a garment recently that I covered the snaps with two small buttons. That worked beautifully but obviously didn't take care of my underlying problem in micro hand sewing (the snaps were tiny). Bravo to you.

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  2. Just totally amazing. I am very jealous of your skills and your ability to work on something so complex.

    And are you going to model this? I can see where maybe it wouldn't be totally comfortable to model one's undergarments for the whole world to see on the interwebs, but I'm hoping you do!

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  3. Thanks :)

    The secret to good hook and eyes is to use hook and eye tape. They are already spaced for you, so all you have to do is sew them down. Presto! But on small jobs, doing them by hand is still the way to go.

    As for modeling this thing, nope! :) Im not confident enough to show myself in my skivvies on the tubal interwebs. *shudder*

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  4. I love your attitude. I certainly wouldn't tell you that you couldn't make a girdle!

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  5. I am WAaaaaY Impressed!!! Your hooks and eyes are beautiful!!! I'll be eager to learn how this works in your wardrobe. You are an inspiration!

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  6. Um, I know I'm about three years late to the party, but OMG, what happens next??

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