Nov 22, 2011

Sew Grateful Week: Not-So-Cheeky Panties Package Giveaway!

I didn't grow up in an evangelical home, but my husband did. A generally anxious person — he's the first to (nervously) admit it (just kidding: he wrote a whole damn show about it, and that's how I met him) —  he's told me many times how he worried constantly about proselytizing. He recalls how if he wasn't telling someone about God's glory, he felt guilty. Like, all the time. And though he's now a godless liberal, he still can't shake the habit. However, he evangelizes on behalf of other things: the band Wilco, Robert Caro's book "The Power Broker," and Arrested Development, just to name a few.

I've never felt that urge to convert people. (It's not very Canadian, is it?) But that's exactly what I am going to try to do this week with a giveaway for my readers (some would say, followers).

And what better way to proselytize for homemade ginch (1980s western Canadian slang for underwear) than by giving away everything needed to make your own!

Ta da!

So if you're interested in joining my cult movement, and want to make your own pair of "Not-So-Cheeky Panties," the pattern by Emilykate that I've adapted to provide fuller coverage in the tush, leave a comment below. The winner will receive enough of this super soft and stretchy coral-red striped jersey, white scalloped underwear elastic, and the pattern (plus instructions) to make their first pair of these underpants. According to Emilykate, the pattern is size 38, whatever that means. But with this super stretchy material, these underpants could fit a range of sizes. (Though if you have a super tiny butt and hips, you can stuff someone else's stocking with these — or try to take them in a little.)

The winner will be chosen at random on Friday, Nov. 25 — "Black Friday" in the U.S.: the day when people spend stupid amounts of money shopping (and risk getting trampled at Wal-Mart). Instead of "stimulating the economy," you could get something for free! (And learn something new). Thank you, readers! The giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere.

Wait, I almost forgot to show you the pair I made for myself from this amazing stretch fabric! Cute, right? Now comment away!

Back: love that chevron stripe!


  1. What a fabulous give away! I'm taking a pledge to not by any clothes for the duration of 2012. Making my own clothes is okay so learning to make my own undies would come in handy and winning this giveaway would be the perfect starting point.

  2. I'd love to try to make some cheeky panties! Your pairs turned out super cute! Love your blog!


  3. Hi, I've never made my own knickers before so would love to win this kit! Thanks for the opportunity! Tabatha.

  4. i won't throw my hat in the ring for the giveaway (i feel it's unfair since chic fabric is like my second home) but i had to say once again i friggin love your writing. ruggy & i were just discussing proselytizing the other day after my recent art post. i got some very evangelical comments that i wasn't expecting (though really, having grown up roman catholic i don't know why i would have expected differently). i wondered why, moreso than any other, christianity hollers while other religions just sort of do their thing-- i think it's because of the guilt factor.

    anyhoo. brilliant to tie in religion with cheeky panties. BRILLIANT.

    (oh, too weird, my word verification is "trance".)

  5. Very cute, love the striping! On that first pair (the blue ones) I didn't see any elastic on the waistband or leg bands and was wondering about that. Now it's sort of cleared up. I can't open EmilyKate's pattern (or any BurdaStyle pattern), but perhaps it is because I am not registered, which I will try next.

  6. Oooo! me please! I've been considering making my own undies for a while now. not bras or yogurt. I ought to use up some of my knit scraps, and this might be just the thing to get me started. I've been loving your posts!
    ps- I am so jealous of your SNL night! I would possibly kill (or at least karate-chop anyone in my path) to meet the muppets. you lucky lady!

  7. No super tiny butt or hips here! I downloaded the pattern after you mentioned it a while ago, but haven't got around to altering it for more coverage. Now you're giving me a chance to take the lazy route AND get nice fabric? Yes, please!

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  9. Awesome! I would love to make these undies... and I am glad you adapted in a little more tushroom too!

  10. Ooh, fun! Sign me up!

  11. Super cute undies! I'd love to get off my butt (ha!) and make some. Oh, and I love your blog. Very funny!

  12. Of course i want this! I need a jump start to make panties. I just made a half slip and a pants liner. Thanks for doing this....Janice

  13. Wilco and Arrested Development?: I love your husband.



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