You can call me korny, but teaching is something I love to do. As a college drop out (no shame admitting it), I got to where I am today because other people took the time to teach me. In this day and age, time is precious. It’s one of the few things people can’t give you. I remember being 18 years old and not knowing the difference between a bobbin and a tension disc. Myshka, a woman who once worked for Dior and would later become my mentor, took 2 years out of her life to take me under her wing and show me everything I know about sewing, tailoring, pattern making. It was an indelible experience and through my bra workshops, I (try) to give back the same way she did to me.
Two weeks ago, I had different teaching experience. Much shorter than my workshops, which are 8 hour ‘boob’ camps, this lesson was only an hour long at my old stomping grounds – URBN. If you’re a newbie to my blog, I worked a pretty awesome corporate gig for almost 8 years, handing all internal and corporate communications as well as being the resident photographer, in-house graphic designer and blogger for URBN, which comprises the brands Anthropologie, Free People, Urban Outfitters, Terrain and BHLDN (pssttt… you can read my full story here).
On this Friday, the project was indirectly related to lingerie – DIY lavender sachets. These can be used to keep lingerie (ahem… Nina, Macie, or Barrett) or any of your clothes fresh and moth-free. Have you ever smelled a moth-infested garment? Do a happy dance if you haven’t because it not only reeks, but it is filled with toxins. Good news, there’s a cheap and super easy way to keep your clothes and underoos smelling fresh. It’s a DIY lavender sachet. Fun fact for the day – lavender repels moths, fleas, flies, mosquitoes and bed bugs. You don’t have to use lavender either; you could use dried flowers instead. This is a great (handmade) gift too. Tutorial and photos are below.
While we’re on the subject of keeping bras, bralette, undies and all other intimates fresh – did you check out the last post? It’s another quick tutorial I did on hand washing my handmade and RTW Barrett and Macie bralette using The Laundress’ Delicate Wash, which is included in every Madalynne Intimates purchase.
DIY (LINGERIE) LAVENDER SACHETS
- Start by sewing two squares together, wrong sides together. Because the edges are pinked, there’s no need to trim. You can sew three sides and leave the fourth open, or leave a 1 1/2-inch opening on one side.
- Pour in lavender buds
- Finish by sewing the last side or the opening closed.
- Place in a drawer to keep your lingerie fresh