This is a breakdown of what I’ll be covering over that weekend:
Saturdays post will cover two methods of sewing on a lace motif appliqué before the knickers are sewn up, french seams and sewing on that pesky placket.
Sundays post will cover attaching the waistband, hemming your knickers with and without lace and how to do a hand made button-hole as well as how to do a thread-loop (as an alternative to a buttonhole)
I’ll post lots of pictures of the various steps in progress and be around to answer questions reasonably quickly ( bearing in mind time differences... I’m in England if you didn’t already know)
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I’ve already posted on how to draft a knicker pattern to your own size here and in the brief sewing instructions also posted there are some fitting-your-muslin tips. I hope many will have a go at drafting their own pattern… it really isn’t that hard and is good practice for the skirt drafting tutorials I’ll be posting over the upcoming autumn months
But for those that really really don’t want to draft their own I’m putting up pdf patterns in two sizes:
uk10/eu38/usa6 full pattern pdf
uk14/eu40/usa10 full pattern pdf
which can be easily size adjusted up or down by following the Threads Magazine slash and spread grading method.
SOoo, hope to see you at the sew-along!