Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ooh La La Pin-Up Sew-Along Super Fancy Extended Edition!... Sewing your Muslin

Wow it's been over a week since I've posted, I'm sorry! I've been overwhelmed with work and lots of substitute teaching and have hardly stopped running, running running for days!
Bad Anna...
But I'm back, and while I'm still waiting for my lovely fabric to arrive so I can complete my Betty High Waist Panties, I have gotten my muslin whipped up.

When my fabric gets here I'll be making my center and back panel from my woven satin (the same fabric I made my bra and corset from) with lovely cream stretch panels on the sides. So for my muslin I used a woven fabric (cotton voile) for the front and back and some jersey for the sides.

I cut my front and back panels on the bias as the pattern recommended and the side panels with the grain.

The muslin went together in minutes, literally! I think it maybe took me 1/2 hour to whip the whole thing together after cutting and sewing... I love it when that happens.

When I saw the finished product my first impression was, "Oooh, these look rather big. Will I look funny in these pretty Easter pastel pants?

And then I tried them on and I have to tell you, even as a muslin, in a very silly pastel combination of whatever I had laying around in my stash, these panties looked DEAD SEXY on me.

And that's with all of my latest prescription side effects having me a good 10 lbs over my limit and all the major mirror insecurities that go along with it. DEAD SEXY, I tell you.

I can't wait to make these in every color under the sun. Sarah, my dear friend, you have designed an AWESOME pattern.

For Sarah's complete instructions walking you through the muslin process and all the rest of the High Waist Pantie Sew-Along posts check out Ohhh Lulu...


  1. I really have to agree - I made up my muslin today and slipped it on and just felt amazing!!

    Needs a bit of tweaking [I overestimated how big my arse is!], but still felt good!

  2. I can't wait to buy the pattern and get started! Life has been busy as ever for me as well, but I am hoping for some sewing time soon. A bummer that your prescriptions have you constantly changing weight, hopefully you can start to feel like you again.