The Anatomy of Custom Undies

This week, I bring you the custom undie, care of an amazing customer, A., who agreed to let me photograph the process for you, dear Reader!  🙂 A. took the plunge, emailed me just after Christmas asking about whether she could send me some tshirts to make undies out of.  Could she ever!  🙂 See below the amazing transformation of A.’s beloved tshirts. 🙂

More Cowbell? Yes, please! Keep that cowbell ringing for years!

A. and I emailed about whether to use the front or back of each shirt for the front or back of the undies (if it ever seems like it could get confusing, I include photos during the process to help clarify).

Party Fowl? Unpossible in these beauties! 🙂

With every customer, I encourage them to buy a pair in their size or use a tshirt for a trial pair before I go past the point-of-no-return just to make sure we’ve got the fit down pat before I cut into your most sentimental of tshirts.  A. had a Maui tshirt that we used first.  She was super pleased with the results so I had the green light to cut into the rest of her shirts (5 in all!).

I’m so grateful to A. for letting me photograph the process.  It was so much fun to see which tshirts meant a lot to her, and cool to help her clean out her tshirt drawer and replenish her undie drawer!

Thank you, A.!

Do you have a favorite tshirt you’d love to turn into some undies?  Any questions?  Thoughts?  Check out this listing in my shop on Etsy to learn more.



About La Vie en Orange

I've been sewing since I was 4. Grandma started teaching me with Barbie and pot holder loops. Barbie had a lot of neon tube tops and mini skirts that season. :) Soon I was taking lessons and making pillows, shorts, pajama pants. Meanwhile I was flexing my entrepreneurial muscles selling homemade necklaces and hair bows at school. Fast -forward 20(!) years, and here I am. So excited to be selling eco-friendly undies and sharing my something special with the world! Thanks for stopping by! :)
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12 Responses to The Anatomy of Custom Undies

  1. buligaia says:

    Kori, I just love these photos!
    I think it’s a great thing that you put them in your shop, for costumers to see the actual transformation…
    Wishing you lots of sales 🙂


  2. Sandy says:

    Love the makeovers! Keep up the good work. Do you follow “So, Zo…” ‘s blog? You would like her. She works at a shop in England where they upcycle all kinds of garments. Good luck!

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  7. cervixsays says:

    What a brilliant idea! Your creativity and ingenuity are inspirational.

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