Who would have thought something so small could be so terrifying? I’ve happily sewn all sorts of garments and even knitted rather complex patterns, but the idea of sewing a small pair of underpants in knit fabric had me searching for excuses not to do it.
Even though I really wanted to.
In fact, even though I really needed to, given the rate at which my underwear was falling apart on me. (Not literally on me, although it was only a matter of time.)
The situation worsened early last year when I bought myself a handful of new undies and found them to be almost unwearable. Too small there. Too big here. Too everything wrong everywhere. There seemed to be only one solution: I had to start making my own undies using a pattern that would fit me and satisfy my own requirements.
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