Neon Underthings

July 5, 2014

full set

I’m all about sewing intimates right now. My day-to-day wardrobe is black, black, black, so any cravings I have for color show up in hidden pieces. I’m drawn to neons in particular and Spandex House has some rad lacy onesLike chartreuse. Most of the notions were from Sew Sassy. I used foldover elastic, 1/4″ bra straps and random lace trim from my stash.

bambi + ava

bambi top | ava bottoms

shirred bum

giselle undies

rosy unders

rosy ladyshorts

I didn’t make any alterations, but next time I’ll do an FBA on Bambi. It’s a little small in the cups, but fits well otherwise.

Initially I wanted to pair the chartreuse lace with something less intense than black, but all of my dyeing efforts resulted in colors that didn’t match! It was an interesting process though and I learned quite a bit about dyeing notions. More on that later.



Tons more to come! I’ve finished other intimates sets, some Hudson sweats AND I have a Foxglove in progress. Yay! It’s good to be back.


  • Ryn

    Love the neon lace! And I really like the Bambi and Ava bottoms! Thanks for posting these!

  • Jo

    Good to see you back too! These are so cool – such a great way to put some colour into things. Can’t wait to see your Hudson & Foxglove – I have both queued and am lurking everyone else’s till inspiration hits 🙂

  • Mady

    I love these! You made me want to make some intimates really bad! It’s nice to see you back. I always love your posts and I can’t wait to see the rest!

  • K-Line

    Just fantastic!

  • Suzanne

    love, love love these! the color is so cool. and the black just pops.

  • Gail

    These are so amazing!

  • Heather

    I love this! I would be happy all day knowing I had these bright knickers on that no one else could see. It’s the little things LOL

  • crab&bee

    Matching undies and bras are so luxurious! They’re beauteous.

  • Ginger

    You are officially too cool! These are mega awesome!!!

  • sallie

    You’ve stunned my eyeballs! Now I need some neon in my life! These are too fucking cool.

  • Wanett

    SO RAD!! I need to make a Spandex House run!!

  • Kim

    These look awesome! Love the neon colors 🙂 I need to start working on more underthings as well, but there’s already so much stuff on my to-sew-list..

  • Amy

    LOVE! I am a bit of a closet neon fanatic. Dyeing notions is definitely an experimental process. Foldover elastic, because it’s so thin, goes fastest and hogs the dye which I can definitely see happened here! The hook/eye & plush back elastic usually take longer so I put those in first and let them get going before the others. And I’ve been using a small steel pot on the stove to keep the water hot, because in mixed acid dye colors (which most are) some colors take awhile to strike (yellows and some blues are very slow) and need the hot water to do so. (There is neon dye, too! The Dharma flourescent fuschia and yellow are super fun colors. Can you tell I love acid dyeing, ha?!

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