No modeling of these!
Generally, there are things I tend to buy. Jeans, outerwear and underwear being in that group. It seems a waste of time to make underwear, since they are so cheap. Of course, if you like a certain overpriced brand in a version they no longer carry…then you might be inclined to make them.
I took a pair that was worn out, and traced the pattern. First pair was fairly good, though I stretched the elastic on the legs and should not have done so. They are tight in the legs now. The second pair, I raised the waist a little and didn’t stretch the leg elastic.
Good stuff. They fit and didn’t take much fabric or time. Give this a shot if you are inclined to make something that fits well.
I made a few more in some neutral colors. Changing a few things. I lowered the front waistline a little. I think I need to lower it more. The fabrics I used are cotton lycra knit and jersey knit with lycra.
I got the elastic at the fabric store here, but there is a lot on Amazon. The top elastic is about 3″ wide. Leg elastic is 1″ wide. I actually bought 6″ wide elastic and cut it down the middle. It seems to be holding up well in the wash. I just zig-zagged it over the top of the fabric. These are really easy to make. Here are what my pattern pieces look like:
Like I said…don’t stretch the lace elastic, at least the thinner one. The 6″ elastic had a lot more stretch that the 1″ elastic. Test yours to see how much it stretches. The thinner laces didn’t have a lot of give, but it just could have been the type I purchased.
Last pair, and now I am working on holiday sewing, like probably every other sewist. I have a to do list that is a mile long, but only so many things are going to get made.