Buying lingerie and shoes - that was the thing few years ago. Everything else was bought in fabric, thread, zippers and buttons form. Unless a really great apparel was found.
It was a summer inspired spring idea to make a few dresses for me. I have not sewn clothes for over 10 years. Just a couple of clothes a year, every other year, which is no sewing to me /and none was sewn for me/. I felt so good sewing my clothes in the past - no long shopping, no "How on earth do they not carry any decent dress?" moments... Just a quick stop at the fabric shop, a few hours happily spent sewing and viola! - cloths that fit and I like... Same goes with indderware. Especially for someone like me who adores colour and still loves underwear invisible under garments. See now the fun of choose-the-right-ribbon-bow below. I would never get a different color bow in ready-made bikini:
Now back to the story - I recall the first pattern making book I had as a child was about making dolls clothes. And it started from making underwear. I remember how simple the pattern pieces where. No difficult math, just jersey learning curve... Yay, I have never, ever, sewn jersey in items that require precision or jersey and lace together. Just a couple of blouses and a bodysuit long ago.
PS I used paper tape to make a lingerie design wall directly on the wall and small pieces of office double sided tape for the bows.