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Jalie: 3242 (Underwear for Men, Women and Children ) thumbsup - Type:Lingerie    printable version
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Basic undies pattern for the whole family.

There is a large selection of sizes from which to choose - I used size U to start.

I sewed a "muslin" from some scrap knit and followed the pattern exactly for my size. They fit! Amazing! I tried the older Jalie panty pattern and was not impressed, so this was a step in the right direction. After the first pair, I took a pair of current store-bought panties and compared them and drafted a new pattern. There were slight changes. I did like knowing a recommended length to cut elastic for the legs and body.

The instructions were easy to follow. I tried serging the side seams but didn't like the lump. Then I tried flat locking the seams. That worked well. What actually works best is when I just overlay one piece of fabric over the other and zig zag on my regular machine. Seams lays flat and it's much easier to sew that little piece of side seam than sending through the serger. I also tried putting on the elastic with my overstitch machine and with the serger - that would take more practice to get right. I finally just zig zag them on the regular machine. Easy peasy!

Now whenever I make a knit top, I get undies from the scraps. I love being economical!

I have sewn this about 8 times with 4 good pair of panties from it. I have 3 more cut out and ready to sew.
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babycole64 said...
Great job! I've got this pattern and have been too timid to try it - you've inspired me to give it a shot!
1/24/14 2:22 AM
wendyrb said...
These look great! Thanks for sharing what you tried and prefer. Very helpful.
1/24/14 2:31 AM
JDpenelope said...
Your panties look so nice! I have the old Jalie pattern, which worked ok, but I didn't like a few things about it and drafted my own from a ready to wear pair. What didn't you like about the old pattern. I agree that you don't want thick seams that result from serging. Once you get a TNT pattern, you can really go to town, as you have.
1/24/14 6:56 AM
ASiverson said...
Terrific job and review. Thank you!
1/24/14 9:32 AM
ASiverson said...
Terrific job and review. Thank you!
1/24/14 9:32 AM
Mira Bay said...
Some great construction tips!!
4/12/14 6:59 PM
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