Ooh La La Pin Up Sew Along Pt 3.... What you will need to sew the High Waist Panties

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The 3rd instalment of our Sew Along is definitely the easiest, and will require just a few things that are pretty easy to source.

You will need a total of 1 yard of stretch knit fabric, like jersey, stretch lace, spandex, etc.  OR you can do a combination of a woven fabric cut on the bias (1/2- 3/4 of a yard will do), and about 1/2 a yard of nice, stretchy fabric for the side panels. When using a wove fabric for the front and back panel, you may find the panties do not sit as high - when fabric is cut on the bias and is stretched horizontally, you will find that it shrinks vertically.

You also need a small scrap of cotton jersey for the crotch lining, and about 2 yards of lingerie elastic.  You can use Fold Over Elastic, Picot Edge Elastic, and even just a plain, soft, flat elastic - about 1/4" to 1/2" wide.

Gather up some scrap fabrics of similar weight and stretch to sew a muslin.  I used broad cloth and some old scrap mesh to sew mine. It's very important that the fabric you choose for your muslin have the SAME stretch as the fabric you plan on sewing your final garment with or your fit will be off.

The last thing you will need is the pattern - I'll be drawing for a free copy tomorrow.


  1. I know this has been a while, but can you suggest some places that have some nice cotton jersey fabric that would work for these panties? And where to get some nice stretch lace and spandex?

    1. I like fabric.com for things like that. Spandexworld.com or spandexhouse.com has stretch lace and lots and lots of spandex!

  2. Where can I still get the panty pattern?? I adore them!!

  3. The pattern is still available on Craftsy - I just bought a copy and am looking forward to making these!



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