The onset of Autumn has made me quite unmotivated to make any clothes for myself. This is largely due to the weather being still very warm and I have no need for any more summer clothes. It is however a good opportunity for a little unselfish sewing and this unselfish sewing is long overdue.
I have been promising new swimwear and underwear for quite some months now. It is now surprise that I used Jalie 3242 for both swimwear and underwear. I used view D, briefs for the swimwear and view E, trunks for the underwear. Young J goes through a lot of this style of swimwear for his squad training sessions. I like to give him some variety of prints so ordered the green and yellow nylon spandex from Spandex House with my order before Christmas. I lengthened the body of the briefs to accommodate the encased elastic waistband. I added a buttonhole to thread through the tie that runs through the centre of my chosen elastic and finished it with a twin needled straight stitch. The high vis version was made from some Lycra of unknown quality that I picked up at spotlight.
The underwear was made from my rather large collection of unloved tee shirts and some elastic I picked up at a receivership sale. As much as I procrastinated over making these, it was a nice feeling to have a rather large gap in my cupboard where these once lived, for a few days at least! I have since filled that nice gap up on a recent shopping trip.