Pattern Description: A boy short style pair of undies with stretch lace waist and leg bands.
Pattern Sizing: 0-14. I made a 12 and altered it slightly.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes!!
Were the instructions easy to follow? This pattern is great because it's clearly written and tells you how much stretch the fabric needs for it to work. It goes one step further and gives you a tutorial on HOW to measure your fabric's stretch and how to adjust the pattern if it's different then what you need. There is even a complete tutorial with loads of pictures and detailed directions on her website. She even tells you the correct size zig zag stitch to use.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Read above! They are very easy to sew with a regular sewing machine OR using your serger for the seams. They are adorable and wearable. The stretch lace lies so flat against the skin making them disappear under (most) clothes. I am not generally a fan of boy shorts for undies because they can be so snug on the legs... these fit perfectly (I think because the sizing is ideal for normal, healthy sized bodies with curves.)
Fabric Used: For the patterned pair: A rayon/spandex. The blue pair: modal/spandex. The lace is a nylon/spandex.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The 1st pair I cut a straight 12 after seeing that the hip sizing was perfect for me. I ignored the waist measurements. I found the waist too large and I wanted more butt coverage. These do give good coverage, I just have more butt then some folks So in pair #2 (the blue ones) I reduced the waist and it's lace by one inch. I extended the butt fabric down about 3/4". Much better!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I am absolutely going to sew these again. I want to manipulate the pattern to make them into more of a bikini style. I highly recommend this one.
Conclusion: Great undies! Easy to sew. A sure way to use itty bitty scraps of knit fabric. It's surprising this pattern is free considering the invaluable info paired with the well drafted pattern. See more here in my blog.