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So today I’m going to talk knickers ‘cos I mentioned in one of my posts about how I bought a kit and then went on to make three pairs of knickers in a week!

There are lots of patterns out there – some for using cotton, some for using jersey, some free, some not. I spent ages looking at patterns and decided that I really wanted one that used cotton fabric, as I have so much of it! I eventually settled on the Trixie Lixie pattern – I really liked the shape of the knickers and there were some good reviews so I bought a kit so that I had everything needed.

I ordered it one day and it arrived the next – brilliant! After tracing and cutting out my pattern it only took an hour or so to make my first pair of knickers.
Trixie Lixie knickers by fabricandflowersuk

And the last couple of pairs took even less. These are a seriously quick satisfaction project needing only 1FQ of fabric and a couple of metres of knicker elastic. I’ve been posting my pics on Instagram and lots of people seemed interested and it got me thinking…….. how would you like to do a Valentines Knicker Swap?!

What do you think? Sound like fun? I’ve spoken with Trixie Lixie and they loved the idea and have very kindly offered to sponsor the swap so there’ll be prizes and everything! Let me know if you’d like to play and I’ll post more details soon……..


Todays sky ● still changeable!


  1. January 9, 2014 / 4:25 pm

    I have been showing everyone you're knickers on IG ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I may well be up for a swap but I probably should make some first to make sure I'm not a knicker numpty. Nobody wants me to make them some knickers with the elastic twanging just as they're in the supermarket queue.

  2. January 9, 2014 / 5:24 pm

    Think I might sit this one out – not sure I want to see the modelling pictures either!!

  3. January 9, 2014 / 6:03 pm

    I love the idea! Count me in for novelty pants ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. January 9, 2014 / 7:15 pm

    I will join in with the swap! I have made lots of pairs of these knickers, they are very easy!

  5. January 10, 2014 / 8:01 am

    Great pants and I love that elastic! I'm sworn off swaps this year unless it's just for fabric! I get too side-tracked by them, but I will watch with interest. These would make an awesome present XXXX

  6. January 10, 2014 / 11:53 am

    Great knicks! Bet it feels good knowing that you're wearing orange ones ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. January 13, 2014 / 12:28 am

    Oooh cute! Yes maybe ….