For a long, long time I have owned the Children's Undies pattern by That Darn Kat with intentions to have a go at sewing some for the kids but the project just kept being pushed further and further back. Lil has just outgrown her last purchased undies and I am sick of complaints of wedgies and seeing more than I need to under her skirt when her legs are spread! (The people that design kids undies should really keep in mind that little girls flash all the time and actually require a bit more coverage than adults do!)
These undies are sensational. I made six for her and one for her cousin and they are quite a quick sew once you get the hang of it. As I was sewing them I did wonder if I was totally wasting my time - not sure if they would compare with Disney Princesses and My Little Pony, but I need not worried. She was over the moon and looooves them. She has been wearing them for about a week now and doesn't give a second glance to the store-bought undies in her cupboard.
As you can probably tell, I didn't put a lot of thought into the fabric combinations...I set myself a rule to only use fabric scraps and just mixed and matched without worrying about the finished look. Some of the fabric is scraps from other projects and others are saved bottom halves of t-shirts I have cut up to make Cupcake Dresses from my book. I like 'em though, a little crazy - just like the wearer!
I can tell they are totally comfortable. And the fact that they actually cover her bottom with no gaping holes is great. I was starting to wonder what we would do about the flashing under her school uniform next year, but now I think I'll whip up a batch of navy blue undies and my problems will be solved!
|The pair that didn't make it to the photo shoot...I like this look better than seeing the top of her bottom when she bends over!|