Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Valentines Knickers Swap - sign-ups open!

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend? Ours was very relaxing, lots of time with the kids mixed in with a bit of time to read and sew and the sun even came out to play for a bit. Bliss!

So, fancy making some gorgeous knickers for a fellow sewist for the Valentines Knicker Swap?! I cannot express how fun and quick they are to make! You only need one fat quarter of fabric, a small piece of jersey fabric for the gusset and two metres of elastic to make a pair of knickers.

There was quite a lot of chatter on Instagram about fit and size. I'm afraid I'm not quite ready to model my knickers for you (ha! I don't think you're ready for that either!!!) so just in case you're wondering, you can make up to UK size 18 knickers out of one fat quarter of fabric and because the pieces are cut on the bias and then edged with elastic they do not feel saggy and fit well. And if you're anything like me, then I'm sure you've got at least one or two fat quarters fabric lying around......!!!!

The Trixie Lixie knicker pattern is banded on UK sizing - small (8-10), medium (12-14) and large (16-18) - so once everyone has signed up I will send you an email asking for sizing/colour preferences. I will let everyone know their swap partner by Sunday 26th and then during that week do a blog post about making knickers. And then I'll sit back and wait for all the pics to arrive in my IG feed........!!!

So, are you ready to join in the fun?! Trixie Lixie have very kindly offered a discount of 15% to anyone who would like to buy their pattern or a kit using the code SEWKNICKERS at the checkout, valid from now until the 8th February 2014. You can find the Trixie Lixie website here. I can highly recommend their kits as a starting point as it includes everything that you could need and is a great way to try it out.

So, what do you need to do?!

✿ Leave a message saying that you'd like to join in the swap fun - sign-ups close on Wednesday 22nd January - and I will email everyone a short questionnaire, so please make sure that you're not a no-reply blogger
✿ Use the hashtag #sewknickers if you're on Instagram/Twitter
✿ Make sure that you post your knickers to your swap partner in time for Valentines Day

If you want to make knickers but not join in the swap, then don't worry, you can still join in! On the 14th February I will write a post where you can link up to Flickr/blog post to show knickers that you made/swapped and one lucky person will be picked by Mr Random Number Generator to win a prize from Trixie Lixie of 2 FQs of fabric and 5m of elastic.

And that's it! Looking forward to sewing along with you all and hope lots of you join in the fun,

S x

Todays sky ● blue sky with clouds. There's even been sun!

DISCLAIMER: I am not being paid by Trixie Lixie to host this swap. I approached them with the idea and they very kindly offered to sponsor it to see how many lovely knickers you lot can make!!!!


Hannlib said...

Go on then. I'll have to make a pair for myself first I think to see what size to ask for!

Lisa said...

Count me in :)

Jo Jo said...

Arrrggghhh! I so want to do this! Go on, count me in! This is my first and last swap of 2014 though. Like Hannah I'm going to need to make my own first! Great idea :)

Thomasina Tittlemouse said...

I love this about blogs - you get ideas for making things you never thought were possible! This is a classic example and I've hopped over to Trixie Lizie and ordered a pattern and some elastic to have a go but before I enter any swap scheme I need to make sure I can actually make these - the video how-to on the Trixie Lixie site is great - looks so easy but I am not sure whether my sewing skills are up to the demonstrator's! In particular I feel a tad nervous about the attaching of the elastic - keeping the tension right without making it too tight, or too loose, and if it goes wrong, unpicking could be a headache if it involves elastic and zigzag stitching! Anyway I'm going to give a pair a whirl and we'll see! Thank you for such an inspirational post, Sonia! And Happy New Year too! E x

pennydog said...

Yeah go on, I'm in. I think I have some jersey somewhere....

Flying Blind... said...

Hahahahaha, still too funny!

Tracy said...

I wold love to join in this, I make and sell my knickers on Folksy, I can't emphasise enough how easy they are to make, I must have made about 50 pairs. The more you make the quicker and better at it you get.

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