Added Nov 13, 2010
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So the morning after I attempted McCall’s DIY style panties pattern, I sat down with my pattern paper, patterns, a ruler, pen, and my Victoria Secret undies and got to work. It didn’t take much to draft up a new underwear pattern. This one has more coverage on the sides and no third crotch piece, which means less seams and less bulk. I believe these are also a bit more low-rise than the ones at the top, too.
After trying them on, I was thrilled with the results. I probably could have done this without buying the Tops and Panties pattern, but it was worth a try. The other innovation I came upon was using Wash-Away Wonder tape, a double-sided, sew-through, wash-away basting tape. I put that sucker on to attach the elastic and my stitches came out beautifully—perfectly holding the fabric and elastic in place. But beware when you are buying tape—if it is not double-sided, sew-through AND wash-away, you do not have the right product. Buy it in 1/4" or 1/8" strips for this project.
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