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Liz in Cville
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Date: 9/18/12 4:36 PM

I need to start making my own "comfy" panties, probably out of cotton jersey, and/or maybe scraps of rayon/lycra or cotton lycra knit. I don't care how they look, but am very picky about comfort.

So the question is this: should I just reverse-engineer a pair that fits but is worn down to the elastic, with the help of an online tutorial or two? Or is there something in a pattern such as KS 3881 that would make things much easier and/or make the finished product more comfortable in some way?

McCall's is having one of their frequent sales at the moment (through Thurs. I think), including KS.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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Date: 9/18/12 5:22 PM

You Tube has some sewing tutorials if you can avoid the trashy stuff also available. For example, panty tutorial
There are a bunch of short segments that can be watched like a slideshow.
I haven't tried making them yet but still plan on doing it someday.
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Yes to the sale! I ordered a bunch of Vogue & Kwik Sew patterns (7 at 2.88 for Vogue and 4.88 for KS with 8.00 shipping.)
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Date: 9/18/12 7:17 PM

I really thought that I shouldn't need a pattern for panties, but I kept making terribly fitting panties when I tried to trace a pattern from some I already had. So still resisting buying a dedicated panty pattern, I used two bikini patterns for panties instead. I found Kwik Sew 3696 comfortable on the butt, but very low rise, so I added wide elastic, and I liked McCalls 5400 the way it was. You can see the pictures at the end of this blog post

Someone in the lingerie sew along thread posted this video from Pamela's patterns which shows how to insert the elastic really clearly.

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Date: 9/18/12 7:24 PM

I highly recommend Jalie 2568

I've tried several patterns that didn't work but this one is great. The instructions are excellent too if you haven't sewn much underwear before or are new with knits.

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Date: 9/19/12 1:20 PM

Thank you, everyone. I think I will spring for the KS pattern. I also bookmarked the video, and watched some of it, but haven't managed to get to the elastic insertion part yet.

Thanks again,
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Date: 9/20/12 6:30 AM

Bear in mind that whatever panty you make, it might need to be tweaked. I made several pairs of KS panties and had to move the crotch seams (short front crotch/longer back crotch) and widen the lower bum and back crotch piece. The end result? Great-fitting panties. I much prefer my own over RTW. However, the first pair was less than stellar due to the two major issues I had above.

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Date: 9/20/12 7:55 AM

I didn't see clear instructions for elastic insertion so googled and found a tutorial from Debbie Cook:

applying lingerie elastic

It's top notch with lots of detail and extra tips I haven't seen anywhere else.

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