Next up in my fitting and alteration series is changing the rise length. Wanting to change the rise length might be a personal preference, or it may be due to a difference in torso length. For this fitting/alteration exercise I'm going to assume that it is due to a different body shape than what the pattern was drafted for.
During the testing phase of the Hellebore Hi-Cut, one of my testers said she was surprised by how very high cut the legs were, and her pair seemed to be much higher than the pictures indicated. After a bit of conversation, we determined that her crotch length was 2" shorter than the length indicated for her size. Let's use this same fitting problem here:
Problem: The rise is too long, but waist and hip measurements are correct.
Next up in my panty fitting series is probably the most common problem I see; the back of the panty sliding into the bum and causing much discomfort. In American English we call it a wedgie. What causes it and how do we fix it? Let's take a look.
Problem: The back of the panty is sliding into my bum
Creating a test garment and fitting a pattern is pretty standard among sewists, because rarely do we fit into whatever standard measurements a designer uses. Ready-to-wear clothing is designed to fit a wide range of bodies, which is why it tends to have lots of ease and fabric that stretches whenever possible.
But what about undergarments? Something that is worn so closely against the body needs to be fitted carefully, and I haven't seen too many resources for fitting panties. So here I am with a short series of fitting problems you might encounter while fitting your undies.
Problem: The gusset is too wide
Today I have the final tester roundup for the Hellebore Hi-Cut. If you missed it, here are part 1 and part 2.
Robin used some very cool Game of Thrones inspired fabric.
Hello, sewing friends! Back again today with the second tester roundup for the Hellebore Hi-Cut panties. In case you missed it, here is the first tester roundup.
When Edyta signed up as a tester, she shared with me that she was five months pregnant and wanted to make sure I'd be ok with her testing. Since I have never been pregnant myself, and don't know much about maternity clothing, I thought why not? The Hellebore Hi-Cut worked out well for her as far as fit, and I just love the double brushed poly print she used.
Hello, sewing friends! Today I'm sharing with you the first of three tester roundups for the Hellebore Hi-Cut panties.
When I created my first pattern, the Daisy Briefs, I received requests for panties with options for self bands and binding, and also for a back with less coverage. So I decided to make another basic style panty, this one with high leg openings (you might also know them as French cut), and provide several finishing options.
I love seeing the fun prints and colors that my testers come up with. Along with checking for a good fit across my size range, my testers provide me with helpful feedback on the instructions and inspiration for new color combinations. Some of them have such cute and funny knits in their fabric stashes, I'm finding new vendors to shop from.
So, here are the first six projects from my testers:
Hot Pink and black is such a classic combination. Amanda made up Style B, and it is fun to see what the lace looks like over a print.
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