In a recent post, I asked the question uppermost in my mind at the time: Underwear… Or Not to Wear? In which I confessed my hesitations about actually wearing my beautiful new hand-made lingerie. And your responses (thank you!) were overwhelmingly in favor of a laundry compromise: Wash in the machine, but protect my delicate pieces in a mesh laundry bag.
So guess what? I got myself the bag (shown here), and have been happily wearing/machine-washing/air-drying my lingerie ever since! And I can’t detect any problems at all, either with the bag itself (I had wondered if the zipper would hold up), or with my undies. Hurrah!
Tip: I will say that, due to the rather large size of the holes in this particular mesh, I thought it would be prudent to fasten my bra’s hook & eye closure before putting it in the bag, which seems to work: I’ve not once found anything caught in the mesh when I’ve pulled the bag out of the washing machine. (I unfasten the closure to lay the bra on my drying rack to air-dry.)
This seems like such a simple (not to say obvious) solution, but I have to tell you, it makes a tremendous difference in how I feel about wearing my hand-made undies! And, as a thank-you, especially to all those of you who encouraged me with your comments on that post, I’ve been inspired to include a FREE wash bag with every one of the bra and panty kits in my shop! Yes, each kit you purchase will arrive housed in the exact same bag as pictured above, at no additional cost!
So now I have no more excuses for not wearing my own lingerie, and neither have you! Shop, sew, wear, wash, and be thrilled with your beautiful lingerie!