Scraps are taking up too much valuable realty in my stash wardrobe. I generally buy good quality fabrics, and it seems a waste to throw out even scraps of them. After seeing this post by "sew i do", I decided to use up a few scraps on boys jocks. I made a pattern off a RTW pair and then I ordered Jalie 2327 so that I would have a range of sizes. I lowered the rise on the Jalie pattern, more like the RTW pair. For one child, I cut a larger size and gathered it more onto the elastic as he likes a looser fit in the legs.
I also got the chance to use up some button-hole elastic that seemed a good idea when the kids were little, but in fact was never strong enough to hold up trousers.
Sewing jocks does seem to be bordering on sewing madness though. The boys are happy with them, even the child who does not want to wear homemade clothes anymore. I guess everyone likes comfy undies. I have been making them whilst the kids are home on holidays. I would feel guilty sewing for myself whilst they were home but I don't seem to feel the same guilt for such utilitarian sewing.
I even got out the coverstitch machine out to practice both hemming and flat-stitching. I threaded the bottom thread with fluffy and it has been behaving so well that I have not wanted to change threads. It seems cover stitches pull out so easily when they are sewn well but are difficult to remove if they are not, so I need to improve my skills to sew straight and require no unpicking. Undies are a good place to practice.
Whilst I was ordering pattern from Jalie, I bought a racer back tank, Jalie 2565, for my daughter. Here she gets a new knicker and cami set from scraps of a shirt that I have not shown you yet.
And finally, I got a set, using scraps from a dress that I recently made a friend.