|Jalie 2568 Freedom from RTW undies!|
Hipster(A) or bikini (B) with lace trimmed waistband and leg openings (no elastic or finished with picot edged elastic for better support). Camisole and Brazilian panty patterns are also included.
Typical Jalie: Girls through plus sizing.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy construction.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the fact that the panty could be constructed without leg elastic.
Scraps of various lightweight knits: tencel, rayon/poly jersey. Lycra is nice but isn't necessary.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I cut the bikini, view B, but lined up the top of my waistline elastic with the top of the panty, double stitched the lace trim in place, then trimmed the excess fabric. In effect I lowered the hipster by about the width of the lace trim. I ended up with my preferred fit, about two fingers above the navel. As suggested by Anne, aka clothingengineer, I added a 3/4" curve to the back leg for more coverage. Another reviewer suggested simply leaving the leg unfinished, so I tried that (what could be easier??) as well as serging the leg openings. After washing and wearing, I'll see what I like best.**Update: I prefer the fit of the bikini over the hipster. The bikini calls for elastic in the legs, so the fit is a bit "floppy" without the elastic. I found removing 1/2" from the front by taking a 1/4" inch tuck at the narrowest part of the crotch resulted in a smoother, ssnugger fit.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Absolutely, yes and yes. I never thought I'd make my own underwear. But reading the reviews here got me curious, and undies are perfect instant gratification in between more substantial projects. If you've hesitated, don't; give it a go!
I am sold on making my own undies! This is a life changing no brainer: no VPL, no wedgie, custom fit, sews in no time, and practically no cost since scraps can be used.