Elodie Briefs in Style C
Main: Satin Spandex from Spandex World. This fabric is a bit of a challenge to work with. It is very slippery, and it snags easily. My advice is to use a new blade in your rotary cutter, and if you use pins, use satin pins very sparingly. Another challenge: the fabric only has stretch in one direction. Notice that the rise looks lower in this pair of briefs, compared with the other styles in the pattern cover image. It's because there is no lengthwise stretch in the panties, they only stretch across the body. They are still comfortable to wear, but something to keep in mind while choosing fabrics.
Contrast: stretch mesh from a value pack from Fabric Depot Co.
Stretch lace trim: hand dyed by me, came from a lace value pack from Fabric Depot Co. In my pattern I make a point of giving instructions on how to mirror the lace pieces so that they are symmetrical. Take a close look at the lace. Notice anything? While the scallop edges are symmetrical, the motifs inside the lace are not. I didn't realize until after I had dyed my trims that the lace pattern only went in one direction. It was impossible to cut symmetrical pieces. Whoops! Rather than start over with finding another lace and dyeing it, I sewed up my sample anyway. I don't think it looks bad. Maybe you wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't said anything?
3/8" picot elastic, also hand dyed, came from a roll of picot elastic I bought from saleandbargain on Ebay. This is a very plain, unbrushed, picot elastic with no frills.
My goal with this pair was to create some vintage style undies. I think beige and grey makes such a pretty color combination, and the satin spandex wears well under clothes due to it's slipperiness.
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