I figured out it was time I made some matching knickers to go with those bras of mine, I wanted to be able to use the same fabrics as I did for the bra so that everything can match. This meant that I wanted a pattern that had some sort of woven no stretch main fabric and power mesh parts which do stretch.
There are a few to choose from but I have started with the Montgomery brief by Orange Lingerie, I downloaded the pdf pattern and stuck it together (which I don’t mind doing when there aren’t too many pages). I chose this pattern as they don’t have elastic round all of the leg so they don’t give a VPL, instead they have a double layer of power mesh.
I fell right between the two sizes, so I made both to see which were most comfortable, probably the bigger ones as I quite like boxer style briefs that cover your bum and the bigger size had more bum coverage.
The lace is from Vintage to live by on Etsy, a shop I’m slightly addicted to, there are so many beautiful pieces of lace on there! I used most of it to make this Marlborough bra also from Orange lingerie, and they’ll match it.
The instructions are good except one part I found a bit confusing, the two back pieces it’s hard to tell between the centre back seam and the waist, it does say on the pattern but it took me a minute or two to make sure I was sewing the right bits together. Otherwise they were very clear.
I’m extremely happy with my first lingerie set. What do you guys think?