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Silk pin-up pants 01/12

Added Sep 23, 2012

by janene

London, United K...






This is my very first go at making knickers, let alone pin-up pants… and what a joy! My daughter thinks I’m crazy to spend the time and the money on such ‘big pants’ but I don’t think I will look back! These are made from 100% silk with a stretch. Probably the most expensive item of underwear I own but they feel great!

The wonderful pattern is from Burda Style magazine, issue 01/12. The instructions called for a side-zipper I think because their version had a non-stretchy tulle overlay. My fabric on the other hand was stretchy. It was a risk but it worked fine without the zipper! I used elastic lace around the waist and leg holes and finished with a little hand tied ribbon bow at the top.

Also blogged over at ooobop!

Material Notes

100% stretch silk




Garment Type

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    Sep 18, 2013, 07.14 AMby Mary Athey

    Just gorgeous, i came across two versions of these and both are fab i’m so wanting to try these. You did a fabulious ob x

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    Nov 23, 2012, 02.45 PMby ragdollyallie

    I love yours so much, I downloaded the pattern on the spot but having cut it out, I cannot fathom for the life of me what pattern pieces 25, 26 and 27 are for. Waaaaaahhhh!!!!!!!

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      May 20, 2013, 08.03 PMby tekniicolor

      I’m having this problem too, did you figure it out?

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    Sep 24, 2012, 11.38 AMby Rosemarie Athas

    Great job. I’m inspired.

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    Sep 23, 2012, 10.59 AMby Debbie Alli

    They look gorgeous! I bought some stretch satin and elastic last week to make these and the bra top. Very encouraged to know you’re so pleased with yours :)

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      Sep 23, 2012, 11.07 AMby janene

      Thank you Debbie. They feel great to wear. Makes me wonder if I have ever owned a pair of nicks that fit properly!

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    Sep 23, 2012, 10.56 AMby laikadoll

    Yay! I have been meaning to get around to making some pin up panties! These look fab xx

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      Sep 23, 2012, 11.06 AMby janene

      Thank you laikadoll. They are very satisfying to make! :-)

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