It's time to sew along with Anne! Anne was one of the pioneers of lingerie sewing, and she has a wealth of knowledge! Her favorite everyday undies are made from silky Tricot, which is perfect for letting clothing slide right over it. Anne will show you how to take a modern panty pattern like Bravo Bottoms #1 and adapt it to a more vintage style, allowing for the difference in stretch between more traditional and more modern materials and having a higher cut in the waist and a lower cut on the leg. Even if you're in your 20s, you can still adapt many of the techniques in the class to your own undies.
We've sourced all sorts of wonderful fabrics, colors and laces for the Bee, and this is your opportunity to make some matching sets. We are offering our undie kits in 2 sizes, Larger and Smaller. Typically, our Smaller kit works easily for women up to a size Large, and the Larger kit can do any size. Many gals who are smaller in size purchase our Larger kits and get multiple pairs of undies to go with their bra. Women who are a smaller size can often get 2-3 pairs of undies from a Smaller, depending on style. Some undies are very tiny! You can also upgrade to include matching thread, additional elastics, an absorbent crotch or extra cotton jersey (useful for making more pairs of undies). The fabric utilization for the slip shorts is different than for the briefs, so the smaller cut will work for larger sizes.
|Tricot||Kit Cut||Half yard|
|Stretch Lace 204||1 yard||3 yards|
|Narrow Stretch Lace 203||1 1/2 yards||4 1/2 yards|
|Cotton jersey||9" Square||9" Square|
We've done our best to provide kits for all the Bee projects that all coordinate together. Here are some mood boards for inspiration as you craft your custom look: