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|: The Maker's Journal (Tried and True knickers) - Type:Lingerie |
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|Posted on:||2/10/13 8:01 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Fabric:||Tana Lawn [See other projects in this fabric]|
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This is a pattern by The Maker's Journal
Everyday knickers; cut to sit low on the hip and cover the entire bottom. This pattern has been developed for lightweight woven fabrics.
Australian sizes 8-14 (hips 88cm-108cm); I cut the size 10
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you had finished sewing it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions are a bit simplistic; if you know how to attach knicker elastic already then you will be fine.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The fact that this pattern is for woven fabrics is marvellous, opening a whole new world of lingerie in Liberty. I love that they are regular bikini knickers; and do not look baggy like bloomers or boxer shorts. They look like real knickers. As well, these are really very very cute!!
The panty liner piece was too tiny for my tastes, and I modified the pattern to allow a more substantial one.
The required lengths of elastic for legs and waist are not provided with the pattern and you have to visit the company blog to find out how to calculate this information. Basically; it's the measurement of the openings, minus a third.
Kinda oddly, the instructions did contain directions on how to attach a patch pocket onto your knickers. Yep. It outlines how to sew a patch pocket to your undies, but nothing on the measurements of knicker elastic, and how to attach the same. Hmmm, interesting priorities there...
Liberty tana lawn, cotton jersey for the gusset
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I lengthened the crotch on the lower front and accordingly shortened the crotch on the back. This allowed me to install a much more substantial panty liner.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Definitely, I will be sewing this one again and again and again! I do recommend this pattern to others. Just bear in mind that the elastic measurements are not provided and you have to MYO (measure your own)
I love it!! I will use this pattern over and over again; no doubt about that. I do love Liberty prints, but the cost of them here is prohibitive. Being able to run up a pretty lingerie set in this very lovely stuff is the perfect way to add a touch of Liberty prettiness to your life, in a very wearable and useful form; without breaking the bank. I'm happy!
I have more details and photos illustrating the pattern alteration on my blog here
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