A hack on the free Rosy Ladyshorts pattern: It’s so easy to modify this popular women’s panties pattern for your tween girls!
In my Top 12 Kids Underwear Patterns post, I shared my favorite kids underwear patterns, plus 12 free underwear patterns. Rosy Ladyshorts are on my free pattern list. Although they are designed for women, it’s an easy hack to make age appropriate panties for tweens and teens.
Im using a size 6 women’s dressform, so this body is curvier than most tween bodies. It’s bigger than the intended recipient, so there is some stress on the seams. Ignore that, please :)
Rosy Ladyshorts Pattern Hack
Head over to Cloth Habit to download your free panties pattern. This is a damn sexy pattern, but we’re going to tame them into something our daughters can wear. No heart attacks.
I wanted to try 100% Lycra for panties. It’s super stretchy and snug, and developing girls can be difficult to fit. When FunkiFabrics asked if I’d like to show you guys some fabric, I told them I had just the project in mind! In fact, I’ll be showing you more projects and fun prints from Funki Fabrics after Christmas. You will LOVE this stuff- click to shop Funki Fabrics.
Rosy Ladyshorts call for 3/4″ to 1″ elastic lace. I’m using fold over elastic because it comes in fun prints that girls like. And because I really like fold over elastic.
I sewed a mockup because f.o.e. doesn’t add any width like the lace would. I knew I’d end up with a very narrow crotch, and I needed to see how much seam allowance to add.
(Random footnote: I hate the word crotch.)
Above, Rosy Ladyshorts with fold over elastic & no adjustments. Very cheeky!
This is the adjustment I made for fold over elastic. This adds butt coverage as well. If your child is blessed in the booty department; add 1″-2″ inches at the center back, straighten out the curve a bit toward the back, and taper down to 1/2″ at the crotch. (Ew, that horrible word again!)
Here are my Rosy Ladyshorts with the adjustments. This is the size 0, which will fit a girls as small as a size 10/12. Below us a side by side comparison of Rosy Ladyshorts with and without my adjustments.
Lycra is great for dresses, tops, swimwear, dance and gymnastics gear, leggings, underwear, and more. I love the prints I recieved; the stretch and recovery is insane. Plus, it’s printed when you order! You can set up an account at Funki Fabrics and save your favorites. Which is your favorite print, and what would you make?