I really want to thank everyone that participated. It can be terribly scary showing off underwear (and even swimsuits!) on the internet, but I really think it's for a good cause. Not only are you potentially trying something new, making something better fitting, and making something that potentially saves you money, you're also showing it off for other sewers so they know if they want to make it, and to learn from mistakes you may have made - after all, isn't that why most of us have sewing blogs in the first place?
Another thing I was especially touched by was the number of people who wrote about their own body issues and explained why they were participating. Everyone has a story, everyone feels pressure to look a certain way, and while posing in my skivvies may not have cured everything, I feel much more confident about my body than I did when this started, and I hope everyone who participated feels the same way. Ashley and I hope to do this again next year so if you missed it or weren't totally ready to bare all, you have some time to get on board!
I also want to thank everyone who guest posted for this challenge. We learned so much, from how to find/make bras that properly fit to learning about the design process to learning how to make undies from our fabric scraps. Please check out the page with everyone's links and click around. There's so much information, and I just hope to add to it next year!
At the risk of sounding like a terrible Oscar winner who just goes on forever, I will wrap this up as the awful music just gets louder and louder. Below is everyone posing in their skivvies with links to their blogs. If I missed you, let me know and I'll add you to the group.
Thank you, everyone!
|Teal Blue Bikini // Signora Aurora|
|Bombshell Swimsuit // Very Purple Person|
|Two Piece Swimsuit // Gjeometry|
|Green Bombshell // Kathy Sews|
|Two Piece Swimsuit // Young, Broke, and Fabulous|
|Finding/Making the Right Bra Size // Very Purple Person|
|Bombshell Swimsuit // Kathy Sews|
And of course your hosts Ashley and I made many things as well!
|French Knickers and Pajama Top|
Thank you again for making and showing off your undies! I look forward to seeing some more next year!