the great panty experiment begins

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I am pleased, no, thrilled, to announce the arrival of the panty spandex! I also got some stretch stuff for the waistband and the legs, but I have to figure out what is supposed to go where. I tell ya, this panty stuff is complicated! Oh, and that tag that is pinned onto the fabric says “Dry Tech,” but it looks like “Dry Tick,” so I was really confused. Anyway, this weekend is kind of busy, so I don’t know how much panty sewing will be happening. PANTY PANTY PANTY PANTY! Someone I know, I can’t remember who, can’t stand the word PANTY. I, on the other hand, love it. It is a superb word. By the way, I purchased my panty supplies from Sew Sassy.

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23 Responses to the great panty experiment begins

  1. Emma says:

    Ok just to clarify – when you say panty, you mean underwear-type panties, right? Cos in Australia I we don’t really call them panties… But maybe that’s just me!
    Anyway, good luck with your panty experiment!

  2. megan says:

    remind me to make you give me a fashion show once those suckers are complete! i can’t wait for black panty-loons!

  3. sue says:

    Panty is o.k
    Panties, especially when used by a male of any age, is somehow mildly creepy.
    Skivvies, drawers, unders, underpants, underwear, all non skin-crawling.

  4. naomi says:

    I like your blog, but I don’t like the word panties either! I think this is cos in the UK they are knickers, which is also a pretty silly word. My grandma always called them knickers PANTS, which of course are knickers for boys, and she called pants KNICKERS, which my brother hated. Maybe she had a strange upbringing.
    Good luck with sewing the p******, sounds like a nightmare to me, but I can’t wait to see how you do. I like the idea of something which only needs a little fabric to make.

  5. splatgirl says:

    Yes. Please stop using that word. Eu.
    Boys mom is the former queen of lingerie sewing at home. She talks about it constantly even though it was like 40 years ago. So, if you have any questions I’m sure I could get you the answer from her.

  6. way back when i used to babysit, a little girl told me that boys wear underwear and girls wear panties.
    and my friend from high school always called them “gaunchies”
    i didn’t think that you were seriously going to make “lingerie” “underwear” …………
    I can’t find my size here so sometimes I wear mens trunks…. COOOOMMMMMMFFFFYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Jennifer says:

    This took me awhile to realize you were talking about the panty experiment. What with all your baking, I read the title as PANTRY experiment. I wasn’t quite certain how spandex and food storage would go together. Hehehe.
    Good luck with this experiment!
    ; )

  8. carolyn says:

    panty singular isn’t QUITE as cringe inducing as panties plural. either way, i’d prefer you use ‘knickers’ going forward, which has no skeeze factor whatsoever. thank you. 😉

  9. Tizzy says:

    I have to weigh-in on the anti-panty side. Underwear, underpants, unders, undies, skivvies, drawers, unmentionables, etc. Especially since I saw some old black-and-white otherwise good mystery movie that featured the non-stop use of the word “panties” in court. I could barely finish watching the movie!

  10. Tizzy says:

    I meant to say, my preferred terms are:
    Underwear, underpants, unders, undies, skivvies, drawers, unmentionables, etc.

  11. Susan says:

    I probably would not say panties unless I was being funny. But it’s a perfectly acceptable word, no more silly than half of the others we use.
    So my first reaction upon seeing this post was “oh my god, why would anyone make their own panties?” but my second reaction was “oh my god I so can’t wait to see how this turns out so I can see if I should make my own panties.”
    Do you have any mannequins lying around? I want to see it on something like a human form. But not yours, really. No offense. I just don’t think we’re ready for that.

  12. Kay says:

    Gosh, so many panty haters. Who has the time? Panty panty panty.
    The word I HATE (in this category) is “underpants”. That just sounds dreary, like something worn in the Depression. Undies? Sure. Unders? Why not.
    I love your color scheme. Bring on the panties!

  13. Protagitron says:

    Another anti-panty person here. I tell all of my friends that, next to moist, it’s my least favourite word of all time.
    I just know someone, somewhere, is coming up with a product to make me cringe, as soon as they figure out what kind of the product the name “PantyMoist” can be applied to.

  14. freecia says:

    I think the anime term (cutified japanese) would be pant-su or pants.
    There’s an episode on an anime where a robot girl goes to buy underwear (sent by the boy hero of course) and winds up chanting pants, pants, pants all the way to the store and back.

  15. Callista says:

    who cares about the word “panties” I am still recovering from the rat in the toliet post.
    Good luck!

  16. Seanna Lea says:

    Heh. We refer to underwear as unmentionables at work, because of a story someone told (probably about a bra strap showing). I don’t find the term objectionable, I like the idea of sewing panties (or as I usually call them: pan-tsu).
    Because if you can’t custom fit the bottom layer, then why bother custom fitting everything else!

  17. Wendy says:

    My friend and I just had this exact conversation about the “p” word! We decided it grosses us out because it sounds slightly creepy coming out of just about anyone’s mouth. Adult males in particular. But, to be fair, we heard a female adult say “panties” on the news, which is what freaked us out in the first place. In addition to the “p” word, I cannot stand the phrase “baby bump”. Ugh, it’s even painful to type it.

  18. Susan says:

    I’m STILL on “car candy”….okay?! (I just got back from a long road trip to Ohio.)
    But “panty” is sort of a funny word, and it’s even MORE funny that you shout it out to the friend who doesn’t like the word PANTY PANTY PANTY PANTY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA….
    I made eclairs and the photo is on my blog. They are so cool to make!

  19. hilarious! all of this panty discussion. by the way, I’m totally with Jennifer in that I thought you’d written “pantry” and was imagining some sort of additional dry goods storage. 😉

  20. Alison says:

    Oh, I can’t believe this! Last weekend I made my first pair of underpants! I bought a serger a few months ago and one of my friends has been annoying me about making her “unders”. So I did. I used a pair of my own as a pattern and it worked. Then I made boy-shorts! They are so great because you can alter them as you go. I don’t know how to use fancy lingerie elastic for this, I used fold over elastic. My friend will probably have panty-lines. I can’t wait to hear how yours come out!

  21. carol browne says:

    Ew. Count me as one of the people who don’t like the word “panty” YEEUCK. You’re going to sew your own gaunch? Cool. I never would have thought to do that. I hope they turn out splendid.

  22. Morgan says:

    I’ve made my own undies (NOT panties! Another hater here!)! Fold-over elastic is way easier than normal elastic, so you might want to try that, too. But then again, I have no problem whatsoever with having pantylines (undie-lines, I should say!).

  23. JustaRabbit says:

    Your mention of “running skorts” reminded me that I’ve been thinking at a rain skirt might be quite nice for hiking in, as it would breath more, but not flap around as much as a poncho. Though I could just do a great big cinchwaist on a ponch if the poncho had arms.

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