DIY Briefs

Create patterns for any style (eg. high hip fifties, bikini)  to fit your individual shape exactly.

Ecotip: Recycle stretch cotton from old t-shirts if you like.

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STEPS

1

Kitchen plastic film wraps twice around abdomen & once front to back over crotch.  Tuck in edges to resemble briefs.

2

Cut down sides & let form fall to floor. Cut vertically down middle. Keep one half. (This is your base pattern)

        

3

Lay straight edge of pattern on fold line of  fabric. Outline with chalk, smooth-curving the inner leg lines. Cut.

                   

4

Fold  front to back. Sew side seams. (Don’t worry if  widths of front/back at the sides are different at this point!)

                             

 5

Try on, and take a piece of chalk to refine the shape if you need to. Re-cut to shape.

                                         

6

Align elastic along the outer edges, and lightly stretch over fabric as you sew. 

                                                                                          

7

Embellish with bow(s), button,  monogram…

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