Which I didn't even know I had cut out/started. They are good old Kwik Sew 2908, now unfortunately OOP. I found them when I was shoveling out the sewing dungeon, aka the basement. Which is where all the stuff goes when we want to hide it from people who may come over to
judge us see us. So shoveling out the sewing dungeon almost always yields some treasures.
Back on topic. I have no idea when I cut these out, or where the fabric came from. I know I don't own any clothes made from either of these fabrics, and I also know that I don't have any more of these fabrics hanging about. Tis a mystery, and likely to remain so.
As you can probably tell, I made the full brief, I think full briefs show fewer pantie lines. Unless of course you are wearing low rise trousers. I also find panties I make myself seem to show less as well. In case you are thinking I spend a lot of time thinking about pantie lines, let me tell you I come by it honestly. My mother was obsessed with them, and in her late 60's started wearing thongs because they didn't create pantie lines. I hate thongs and find them uncomfortable, and as my friend H says, I have spent my life pulling my underwear out of my crack and now they want me to put it there? Uh, no.
I think it is a shame that KS has discontinued this pattern, it is an excellent pattern, which fits me very well. The one thing about this pattern is the crotch area is strangely wide, but that is easy enough to fix, just trim a little with a rotary cutter. I do sew my panties a little differently than the instructions. I sew the elastic to the right side of the fabric with the picot (if any) away from the edge, stretching the elastic to fit the fabric. Then I turn the elastic to the inside and use my cover stitch machine to do a nice finished edge. One of my favourite uses for my cover stitch machine.
|sorry it's blurry-it was getting dark when I took this|
How about you? What is your preference for underwear? Full brief, bikini, thong, tanga? Are you obsessed with pantie lines? How do you resolve the pantie line issue?