This shows how the bikini version is cut. That one I am not putting online. It's a bit racier.
I didn't use elastic on the leg openings. That's where I get VPL if I'm going to get it. Instead, I bartacked all the seams so that it doesn't come apart. I did a test pair first. This pair has been worn twice and washed twice. The edges are not fraying and they look fine. Here I'm highlighting the bar tacks I used to keep the crotch lining in place. To do the bar tacks on this thin knit I used mt three-step zigzag stitch and set the width at 5.0 and the length at 0mm. That way, I'm just sewing a little line. It's easier to do than a "real" bar tack where you use your zigzag stitch.
The inside. The stretch elastic is from Seams Like Home.
Another bar tack.
Here's the full review from PatternReview.com:
Camisole with lace-trimmed rounded square front neckline. The scoop back neckline and armholes are finished with picot edge elastic. Hipster (A) with lace-trimmed waistband and hemmed leg openings (no elastic). Leg openings can be finished with picot edge elastic for better support. Bikini (B) with lace-trimmed waistband and picot elastic at leg openings. Both panties are offered with a choice of high or low waistline. Brazilian hipster (C) designed for wide stretch lace and available in adult sizes only.
I made both views B and C. I made the low-waisted underwear and added no elastic to the leg openings.
2T to Women's 22. I made the size R.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, these look just like the model photos and the line drawings. I used really wide elastic on the hipster pair.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were fine. They are underwear and I have made a few pairs before so it was easy to do without the instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the fit of these underwear. In the gallery photo, I am wearing the hipster version with the wide (3") lace. The bikini version is a bit more flashy. I drew lines on the original version to show you. The only thing that bothers me is that the seam were the front and back meet seems to be a little far back. Next time, I'll move that seam forward about 3/4" of an inch.
This is a very think cotton/lycra knit with a lot of four-way stretch. It's a gray-green color which doesn't photograh very well.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I decided not to use elastic in the leg openings. If I'm going to have VPL, it's because of the elastic in the leg openings. I made a pair yesterday and wore them to see if it would be okay. I washed them to make sure the fabric would not fray. They are the most comfortable underwear I've ever worn. I'll be making lots more of these. On all the seams, I used my three-step zigzag set at zero length to make the bartacks. I didn't want any of those serger seams to come undone. I made sure that the serger tail was folded up in the seam when I bartacked it. I added 1 1/4" stretch lace to two pairs and 3" lace on the hipster pair.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will sew this again. I love it!
I was motivated by the Panty/Underwear Sew Along on this thread.