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"This is a pattern for thong-style underwear with lace over the hips and triangular seaming front and back with contrast body and separate, lined crotch piece. Waist and leg edges are elasticated."
S-XL, from Burda 32 to 46. I'm a Burda 42 and drafted the original from my own measurements and used this as size Large. I then graded the other sizes up and down from there.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, mine look like the tech drawing, since I drew the tech drawing based on them. It'll also not surprise you to learn that mine look exactly like the pattern photos, because they ARE the pattern photos! ;) (Photos)
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I sure hope so! I spent a lot of time writing them out, then drawing diagrams for the trickier steps and even adding in a few tips along the way. I'll have more photos of constructions steps up on FehrTrade.com later in the week.
(I'd very much appreciate feedback on the pattern from anyone who makes them!!)
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
There are a lot of panty patterns out there for full briefs and boy shorts, but I don't know of any for my favourite style, the thong! I was really pleased with this design when I made a pair for myself, so I thought I might as well go a few steps further and digitise it for everyone else!
Myself, I really like the enclosed crotch seams, the pretty scalloped lace edges over the hips, and the flattering V-shaped points the front and back body pieces make. (Photos)
On the black pair, I used a thin polyester(?) satin, and the purple a lingerie lycra. Both required stretch scalloped lace, picot edged elastic, and crotch lining.
The pieces required are so small that it's a really good way to use up stash fabrics - even if you need to buy, I made two pairs of panties, a bra, and a camisole from one 2m length of stretch lace!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Nope, they're perfect as they are IMHO (just kidding!)!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'll definitely sew more, and of course I recommend them!
Whether you celebrate Valentine's Day or not, why not treat yourself to a new pair of lacy panties??
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