So I'm getting zealous now and have also signed up for The Seamless Pledge because it goes along with my No-New New Year pledge.
For 2013, I will buy no new-to-me clothing except bras and socks. And hopefully I won't even have to buy any because I have tons of those. If I really have to, I'd eventually like to have a go at sewing a bra. I've seen so many successful bra projects (like the one below made by Sarai, posted on The Coletterie).
I've made socks before and really don't care to "have to" make socks. It took me 8 months just to make this one pair and they're not very effective, as they're quite holey. I'd rather buy handmade or at least socks hand-machined in the USA.
As far as underwear...I saw this post on SewRetro about making underwear and immediately bought the pattern (at the end of 2012, mind you) because how cute are they!? I own most of the other Sew Lovely lingerie patterns but have never made any because I'm not exactly enthralled by the idea of a "panty-girdle". These look surprisingly modern and sound super-simple. It's just a matter of me sourcing appropriate fabrics and trims.
I'm also eager to have a go at the free tutorial on how to make 1930s circular knickers over at Sew Vera Venus. She sells the matching early 1940s bra pattern as well, which is charming. The knickers could easily work into the Sew Historical Fortnightly Underthings challenge, since I have nothing planned for it yet.
And if I was truly ambitious I would knock out a pair of seamed thigh highs from Vivian Von Dimples tutorial to match the knickers. Now all I need is to fix my garter belt-whoever thought that a tied silky bow is a good closure for a garter belt is nuts.
Have you ever had a go at underwear or socks? What about vintage underwear patterns?