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Date: 4/8/13 6:36 PM

I am a plus size and I would like some simple cotton panties that will stay up over my tummy. I have tried a couple of brands and not been happy. Tried them on over my own. I am either an 8 or a 9. Depends on the brand. I am not crazy about the full briefs or a french cut ,as they are too high up at the waist and often show over my jeans. I used to wear Hanes Her Way for many years in a hipster and they were long enough to stay up and short enough not to show over my jeans. They have changed those in the last 3 years , so they now roll down over my tummy. I think they shortened them 2 inches and that did it for me. My old ones are now too large on me and fall down. I simply have nothing to wear...

This is not an easy topic for me to post on, but I am getting desperate on finding some cotton ones to fit and stay up. I am senstive to the elastics, so they have to be covered or good quality. The cheap elastic will eat at my skin.

I do not sew well enough to make any at this time. I should take a class and learn how to use elastic. I have a couple of patterns called Sew-Knit-Stretch. Those are by Kerstin Martinsson, so you know they are old. I'll never get rid of this pattern. I also have a book on longerie by her.

In the mean time, can anyone suggest a brand I could try so I have something new?

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Date: 4/8/13 10:03 PM

Take a look at Bali brand. They are a little pricey but usually on sale somewhere. Their Skimp Skamp styles excellent coverage in every aspect ( if you know what I mean). Bali usually have a good selection of sizes and briefs styles.
Another good source for Bali is one Hanes place.com
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Date: 4/8/13 10:39 PM

I wear Jockey brand if that is any help. They have a variety of styles, many of which have covered elastic.

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Date: 4/8/13 11:09 PM

another Jockey for women fan here, I am properly covered in them.

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Date: 4/9/13 1:25 AM

Another vote for Jockey here. The Elance line fits me very well.

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Date: 4/9/13 4:01 AM

please dont be put off making your own - I've just made a pair this Saturday, and apart from (still to do) tweaking the elastic at the waist to make it a little tighter I'm really pleased with them.

I made this kwiksew pattern in version C. This is the second pair I made, the first was a tiny bit low at the waist line for my personal comfort. The great thing about making them yourself is YOU decide on the waist line height, elastic comfort factor, colour etc.

I love purple, but a lot of the underwear I see in the shops in white or black. I recently eyed up my wardrobe and thought my underwear drawer should be as fun as my outerwear. So as my RTW versions expire (fabric is thin, so they eventually get holes) I'd like to have a go at making my own knickers.

Another bonus, if you get a good size piece of fabric, say a meter, you can actually get quite a few versions cut out as they are pretty small compared to dress patterns!

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Date: 4/9/13 8:39 AM

I wear the same size as you, and I also dislike uncovered elastic near my waist.

Catherine's used to have a style that worked -- cotton, covered waistband, slightly below waist but not too low.

Hanes high-cut with the comfort waist are good for me, though yeah, they do seem a little shorter now than they used to.

Sewing replacements is on my list of things to do. I want them in black, not weird colors or white.

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Date: 4/9/13 9:58 AM

I like Jockey, as well, though not sure how many styles have covered elastic. They ship free, even in Canada!

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Date: 4/9/13 10:29 AM

What fabric did you use to make yours? I wrote down the pattern and I will check it out today or later this week. The only patterns I have are sized smaller than I thought. When i got them out, I found they are size 4-6. Sure I can enlarge them and will give them a try. That pattern is for tricot and must be at least 30 years old. I want a newer version, so the KS looks good.

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Date: 4/9/13 10:34 AM

I did not know if anyone would answer me and I thank all of you for answering my very person question. Honestly, it is hard to find decent underware anymore. I will check out Bali and try again with Jockey. I tried those yesteday, but the fit and cut was not right for me. I think I'll go to Macy's and see what they have.

On a postive note, I did finally find a new pair of jeans yesterday. I tried on well over 25 pairs in the last 2 days. Finding jeans that fit is as hard as finding panties. Lee, relaxed fit, straight leg, size 18 short. I even have a nice looking behind in them.

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Bernina embroidery module
Pfaff 2036 my back up & travel machine
Babylock Molly, mechanical
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

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