Bikini Brief Undies

Added Nov 13, 2010

by madebymeg

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Check it out at: MadeByMeg

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.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Lingerie/Undergarments

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    Nov 13, 2010, 11.23 PMby madebymeg

    Yes, the pattern on my blog page is for S-M-L :) If you make a size, let me know how it works out for ya!

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      Nov 14, 2010, 04.03 PMby nehmah

      Thanks, I have the patterns. I also have had a good time browsing your site. You have a most creative mind. Cordially, Nehmah
      BTW, unders w/b donated through our anonymous group of folks who find those in need. (Used panties are not given away. They generally cannot be used for a pattern, due to stretching.) If you turn out a nice muslin, it can go to someone who really needs a decent garment. You get the tweaking for the final project, she gets a new “whatever”. N

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    Nov 13, 2010, 10.45 PMby nehmah

    Oops, I missed the post, again. The instructions and scans make the construction quite clear. One question; is the pattern for the panties in s-m-l on your blog page? Cordially, Nehmah

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