Rosy – Ladyshorts Pattern review

This was a free pattern produced by Cloth Habit that is an alternative to the watson brief.  

This pattern looks a little odd when you cut it out. There is a seam down the centre rather than at the sides, and a cotton crotch. It takes barely any  fabric so you can get tons out of a pretty small bit of left over knit. 

There are printable instructions but also an excellent tutorial which covers everything including fabric choice, there are some gorgeous lace versions to inspire you too. (And me… It looks like I might need some more fabric). 

Now as this was my first pair I had a small amount of trouble with the elastic which needed a teeny tiny amount of stretch but due to the drag of the presser foot didn’t quite go to plan – a walking foot next time I think. It does mean sadly on this pair the band elastic isn’t quite perfect but next time. You can’t tell when they’re on anyway. But you can see it in this photo….

Despite this small issue it was a perfect fit first time. I love them, just the style I would buy RTW and perfect with no adjustments. Plus this is my second complete matching set so I was pretty happy.

I might make a few adjustments anyway for future pairs if id like a bit of extra bum coverage…just for some variety, but my new wardrobe staple I think.

Definitely a great pattern I thoroughly recommend it. Good sizing, great instructions.