When I’d made my recent matching bra and panty set, I only had enough beige cotton for one pair of panties. That was all I made.
However, this pair isn’t perfect. Wearable, and pretty, but not perfect. As well, I do like a second matching pair for my sets.
Do you remember I showed you the two gussets overlapped?
I’m going to add length back to my gusset. I found that shorter gusset too short, and the longer one is more comfortable.
When it was time to re-draw my pattern, I pulled out the original KS 2286. Interestingly, I compared both pattern pieces (my drafted one, and my traced KS 2286) to the original pattern. My traced 2286 pattern is narrower and shorter than the original. My self-drafted one is narrower still. I’m going with the self-drafted pattern piece for the width and adding back some of the length.
I had just enough lace left over from making my bra and the first pair of panties to make a second pair of panties. I forgot to mention, the gorgeous lace I used for this set came from Merckwaerdigh‘s former eBay store. You can still find her on Etsy. The cotton is from Bra-Makers Supply, and the lace trim is from Frog Feathers on Etsy. Three of my favorite vendors.
Here are my new panties. I’ll include a few other photos so you can compare.
Here’s my first drafted pair.
They look similar, but there are differences. The longer gusset makes my new pair look more French cut than my first pair. Although they’re both Hipsters.
Here are a few construction details:
Again, this time because I’m working with a lace front, I reinforced the sides of the lace with a knit interfacing, and add some lingerie elastic to the inside of the front waist.
I’ve also used my pinking rotary cutter to trim away the extra cotton Lycra for a nice neat look behind the lace.
Lastly, these are done and just what I want. They are bow-worthy.
The bow is from the same polka dot tulle I used to make my version of the Heather bra. It’s a pretty and very delicate touch.