Last week I worked on some scrap-busting Scrundlewear. I wanted to sew but not commit to any big projects, so I cut about a dozen pairs for a young lady who was in need of underwear replenishment.
While I was sewing mindlessly, I came across this post about sewing panty elastic at Emerald Erin. My fold over elastic question has been answered! I finally learned how to get a good, clean elastic finish on the waist bands and leg openings.
The pictures today are pre- f.o.e sewing revelation.
See the where the leg elastic joins at the sice seams? Using Erin’s technique looks so much better. Here I hid the waistband joint with a bow, but the elastic bulk bothered me so much I had to hand stitch it down later.
Now I’m all undie-judgy. These underwear are very “homemade” looking. I was trying stuff with my coverstitch- looks terrible but I learned what not to do.
I really don’t “knit pick” kids pants, but I plan to make nice lingerie soon. Time to hone my skills, and I might as well practice on my remaining pile of fresh cut Scrundlewear.
This pair is my favorite. I got Bella an American Fighter shirt once and she outgrew the length immediately. I haven’t been able to shell out big bucks for a kids tee since.
It couldn’t cut a pair big enough for anyone but my niece. Her pattern is the Classic Panties from Peekaboo patterns. (*affiliate link.)
My daughter outgrew this pattern and moved up to women’s, but they were her favorite in kids sizes. In fact she made me audition a few patterns to make sure they were as comfortable as PAB Classic Panties.
These panties all have self fabric lining. I didn’t have any white jersey. This can make your undies look homemade , but maybe it would look cool in contrasting colors and prints. What do you think, yay or nay?
I didn’t know I had so much to say about simple kids underwear! The whole point of this post is: Yay, I learned some new stuff and future panty sewing will be awesome. Do you have a favorite underwear sewing pattern?
The panties shown are made with the Scrundlewear pattern from Stitch Upon A Time in size XS, using the boy shorts variation. The last pair is PAB Classic panties in size 5/6 with a cinched-in waist and f.o.e.