I used a pattern for the bottoms so I'll just show you the super duper simple top.
|And a Sewing Machine|
1) With your fabric folded selvedges together, cut a rectangle the width of the fabric (45"/115cm) and 13.5" (34cm) wide. You may need to alter the width depending on your bust size. The length of the rectangle should fit most people, but if you are lucky enough to have a more curvy figure than I do, just add to the width.
2) Once you've cut your fabric, fold it with right sides together and sew the short edge together. You're basically making a tube.
3) Next, give your edges either a zigzag or serged finish, fold over a quarter inch (to inside), and press.
4) For top edge, fold down again approximately 2.25 "(6cm), press, and sew a straight line 1.5"(4cm) from edge. You can sew another line of stitching right next to it 1/4" towards the inside if you want, to create a double stitched line.
Once the elastic is in, stitch the ends together, and sew up your stitching lines.
You should end up with something that looks this the picture above.
I used a pattern to make some boxers to go with it but it was a unisex pattern so I had to do quite a few alterations.
I shortened them, lowered the waistline, lost the fly opening, and added some pretty lace along the bottom edge.
And here's the whole outfit together:
I think it's kind of cute. The most important thing is that I'll be covered up but I won't be sleepless on those hot summer nights.
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Very cool! Love the retro print.
It's been hot here as well - in the 40's and oh so humid.
But, it will be winter before we know it, so soak up the sun.
I'm visiting from Free Pretty Things. I love this! I might have to try it.
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I love the idea, but don't like the bare midriff. I will get some 4" wide lace and sew to the bottom casing for a little extra cover. Thanks again for the great idea!
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