Pattern Testing!

I’ve been tinkering away at a pattern for awhile now, and I’m excited to be sewing up a few samples to test the fit and the sizing on a few fit model friends. Once I get feedback and am satisfied with fitting, I’m going to take the plunge and offer this as a pattern *and* as an actual sewn garment in my etsy shop. I love making lingerie, and I think I’m finally ready to make that step. 🙂

I’m not sure where this garment fits in the taxonomy of lingerie, but it’s somewhere between a boyshort and a cheeky brief. The main feature I wanted to work on was the bottom/leg edge–depending on the view, it uses the finished edge of stretch lace as the bottom edge, or to use a doubled stretch mesh, so that leg finish was not constricting or chafing. The top is finished with elastic. The front edge is lower than leg holes might typically be in a brief, and for me, this gives something of a 1950s/60s swimwear look that I like. Personal preferences are funny…I am fine with showing off my butt but would prefer more frontal modesty, especially in my swimsuits, so all those old bullet bra Jentzen swimsuits look fabulous to me. I need one of those in my life too.

Have a great Sunday!

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