Saturday, 14 January 2012

Briefs, briefly

So I finally got around to making a oair of knickers, and do you know, it wasn't as hard as I thought it'd be.
I picked Wearing History's Panties pattern, which doesn't seem to be available anymore. It's a good pattern and very easy to follow. I sewed these up in white flannel and can confirm that they're just the thing for warming the stocking-gap in winter

I'm in the middle of making another 2 pairs using Sew Vera Venus' free pattern, though they're not coming together quite as well. The pattern is pretty good but inserting the 'placket' and gusset are a bit tricky - though I've certainly not helped myself by using very slippery satin! I'll let you know how I get on once I've finished them!

Next up I'm going to try out Anna from A Few Threads Loose's pattern, which I bought through Etsy.  Anna's written some very handy sewalong instructions for these, so hopefully they'll be a doddle!
My hope is to find a very simple pattern which I can use to create plenty of everyday underwear without spending a fortune!
Has anyone else found a simple and reliable tap pant pattern?


  1. wow, I have never thought of making my own! well done. they look nice.

  2. perhaps try hand-basting the placket and gusset in before maching stitching... that should help with a slippery fabric . I'd love to know how you get on with them :)

  3. I've just been trying to make my own lingerie and didn't come accross these patterns, so I will have a look!

  4. These look great, I may have a go at making some lingerie, good luck with all your sewing! XxxX

  5. Cute! I just bought HEAPS of patterns - one of which were knickers. Can't wait to get started. Thanks for the inspiration. Well done darling! x