|Ottobre Woman Magazine: 05-2009-2 (Simply Basic panties) - Type:Lingerie|
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Fabric:||Cotton Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Basic underwear - panties or boy shorts style.
I made the basic panties version.
34-52. I made a 34, my usual Ottobre size.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Well, these are your everyday basic undie, exactly what I was looking for. I did muslin these a while back, and decided to extend the seat coverage a little bit in these pairs. I added maybe 1/2", so could probably do with a little more to keep them in place more. But their fit is very comparable to what I've been getting from the store.
The crotch seams are neatly sandwiched in between the lining and the main fabric. After stitching a couple of pairs, I decided to reduce the bulk of the seams by not making TWO stitching passes here (first sew the front and back to the crotch piece, THEN stitch on the lining). Instead, I did some sausage roll pinning gymnastics so I could stitch the crotch lining at the same time I stitched the main crotch piece.
*Seam allowances: I added seam allowances only to the side seams and the crotch seams. I stitched picot edge elastic to the waist and leg openings. But I would definitely add some allowance to the edges, if I wanted to be able to turn the fabric under for a different finishing technique.
The waist falls about 2 inches (?) below my navel. The fit feels comfortable, but all that fabric was actually bunching up around the waist in the back, so next time, I'll lower the waist to fit more like RTW bikini styles.
Front view of 5 pairs.
I used jersey knit scraps for some very "stylish" undies. The brown floral jersey has no stretch and the others have stretch. I would definitely recommend jerseys with a least some stretch!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Slight redrawing of the leg opening shape.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, these were super quick to whip up and absolutely worth the effort. No need to stand in the undies aisle trying to find just the right package!
Excellent basic pattern.