I much prefer wearing me-made undies to any shop bought ones, and have predominantly done so for a good year or two now.
The Kwik Sew pattern I had been using previously was fine, but I was interested when I saw the Kitchy Coo Boycut Brief which had no elastic.
It offers two rise options - either a low or mid rise, and what they term 'full coverage without frumpiness'. I went for the mid-rise and would agree with this statement.
As with all my forays into undie making, I made a test pair which I wore a few times to see how I liked the fit. These were really comfy without the elastic and fit well in the size that matched my measurements.
I promptly made several more pairs, and these are my go-to undies of choice.These are a great scrap buster, and also good for using up 'what was I thinking?!' knits. (Yes, I'm talking the VERY bright yellow)
|Mostly cotton/lycra with some merino and ITY too.|
I have found I prefer to sew my undies on the sewing machine with a narrow zigzag rather than my overlocker, as it gives much flatter seams, so no irritating bumpy bits.
While I'm NOT going to model these, here is one of my more recent pairs hot off the machine.
|My Superman undies, because sometimes you just want to feel super!|
I bought some of these along to sew at a sewing retreat late last year, and got several of the other participants interested in trying them too. These are now a Wellington Fabric Hoarders pattern favourite.