Monday, 13 June 2016

Knicker Making With Top Drawer Diva

It's a well known fact that I love crafts. It's also fairly well known that I love pants. So when Top Drawer Diva gloriously combined the two and invited me to their knicker making Scottish launch party, I knew I was in for pretty much the best night ever. The Top Drawer Divas, Clare and Vicki, have had five years of success in England with their business that combines their backgrounds in lingerie, design and fabric technology. They aim to provide fun, activity-based hen parties and 'crafternoons' (I sooo wish every afternoon was a crafternoon) and they've now finally made the move to extend to Scotland, which we all know is where the best hen dos are at!!

The launch, which was held in the swankiest room in Glasgow's Corinthian Club (where I may or may not have taken ten different pictures of the ceiling because omg mirror and sparkly chandeliers), was an opportunity for us bloggers to bring our besties and experience a true Top Drawer Diva party (without the commitment of a wedding afterwards). I knew that I had to take my bestie Hannah with me as no one else would have appreciated the sheer madness/brilliance of knicker making on a Thursday night as much as her. I think our constant cackling and screeching when we found cute bows and buttons to sew on to our pants was proof that she was the deffo the right plus one.

We started our night with some mingling and delicious pink cocktails followed by a game of Knicker Bingo (and yes the winner did have to scream the word 'pants' instead of 'bingo'). However, the best was yet to come, as afterwards it was finally time to make our own pants- something I really didn't know that I was desperate to do until I experienced it and absolutely bloomin loved it.

After having a look at some mood boards for inspiration, Hannah and I decided to go with a cute/girly theme and wanted to create something that we could easily see and fall in love with in the Topshop underwear section. We started off with a plain pair of pale pink lacy briefs and worked our way around the craft station like magpies, picking up anything and everything we could sew on to make our pants Victoria Secret worthy. The selection of lace, fabric, bows, buttons and everything in between was pretty insane and if you could dream it up, it was probably there! Clare and Vicki also worked their socks off on the sewing machines all night so when the stitching we attempted by hand didn't quite go to plan (which happened pretty regularly) they were there to make everything look 100 times better than we could have managed ourselves.

In the end, we decided to go for some rucked white lace along the top, a massive bow teamed with a heart button (which made our knickers super cute but slightly impractical) and a patchwork heart on the bum, complete with yet more matching bows...obviously. We genuinely could have sat there all night sewing on more bits of lace and ribbon as we clearly never got the less is more memo but thankfully, for our pants' sake, we ran out of time.

We finished off our night by taking loads of group pictures posing with our new pants (I dread to think how many pictures are floating about the Internet of me with knickers on my head). Clare and Vicki then presented the 'Smarty Pants' and 'Pants of the Night' awards, both of which we didn't win unfortunately since we were probably the worst sewers there and some of our competition looked like they were genuine knicker makers by trade tbh.

We had such a fun night with the Top Drawer Divas and I've made a mental note to drop lots of hints to go back when it's time for my friends to organise me a hen do in a few years! Clare and Vicki's attention to detail is what made the night so special, from the bum shaped biscuits with iced pants to the copious amounts of ribbons in every colour and style imaginable- it really was the perfect girly night. If you fancy throwing a Top Drawer Diva party for a hen do, birthday bash or just because you desperately want to make your own knickers (why wouldn't you?!) you can find out more on their website or get in touch via Twitter. Thanks for reading!


  1. This sounds like so much fun! I'd love to try something like it.


  2. It's lovely! I would like to have one of these parties, but I think they don't do Sheffield, I may ask :) xx

  3. Wow, this looks like it was amazing event! Such a fab idea. Looks like yur two had lots of fun. Those cookies look adorable!

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

  4. What an amazing and unique craft idea!!
    I'd love to do something like this!


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