I was really serious when I said that 2014 will be the year of underwear…. I just can’t seem to stop making them! Yesterday I decided to modify Kwik Sew 3881 so that I could add a contrasting band along the front (perfect for when you just don’t have quite enough fabric, want to add a hint of lace, or just change up the look). I’m fairly pleased with the finished design, but I really think that the contrast needs to be larger so for the next pair, I’ll be adjusting that area some.
Care to do this modification for yourself? The steps are easy:
- Trace the front panty design in your desired size. Decide how long you want your contrasting side to be and draw a line (I drew my line at an angle because I liked the way it looked).
- Add a 1/4″ seam allowance to the contrast and underwear front at the line you just drew (you may want to re-trace your pattern pieces being sure to indicate where the contrast attaches to the panty front and back so they don’t get confused!).
- Sew the contrasting sides to the underwear front, then follow the directions included in your pattern for the panty construction.