After a long absence on YouTube, I come back with a naughty outfit: the surprise brief! You can download the free sewing pattern of the surprise brief right now, but the pattern alone doesn’t make much sense so you can watch the steps through the video below. This is a size from S to L.
This garment is ideal to use its small lace scraps, you will need one or more. It doesn’t matter if they’re different, it even adds a certain cachet. This lace must be stretchy. It takes so little that I can’t give you precise measurements. In order of idea, I would say the equivalent of a large maximum A3 sheet.
To make a floating gusset (also called a panty bottom, but it’s less classy, I’ll give you that), you’ll need cotton jersey. I insist on the word cotton! Avoid synthetic materials at all costs because the material used will be in contact with your… flower and it deserves to breathe in complete serenity. You will need very little so it is perfect if you have a 15 x 20 cm cotton jersey fall.
The lingerie elastic band
For people who are just starting out in lingerie, don’t get the wrong elastic, and don’t hesitate to ask the woman selling your haberdashery if it is really a lingerie elastic, because normal elastics are awfully stiff and unsuitable for making lingerie, except maybe if they are covered with fabric, but even in this situation, it is better to use a soft elastic to avoid any irritation and “boudinage”. You will need about 2m50.
The stretchable braid
You will need about 1m50 of stretchable lace braid of the width you like, say between 2 and 5 cm.
Where to get it?
You can find these supplies in most fabric stores and haberdasheries. Each haberdashery often has its own elastic models with lingerie and lace braid. So I like to hunt rubber bands everywhere when I travel because you don’t often find them elsewhere.
How to make sure that the lace is properly sewn?
I wrote a rather detailed article on this subject. It is called “How to sew lace“:). I invite you to read it if you feel timid about getting started! The video should also help you a lot since I will accompany you step by step in the creation.
The pattern is not adapted to my morphology….
I apologize in advance, I create them according to the person for whom I sew or according to my measurements.
I will soon devote myself 100% to sewing and develop a wide range of sizes on my e-shop. There will always be a free size to download in blog articles and the whole boss in my e-shop. Of course, I will try to rotate at the size level so that it is not always the same sizes that are free and the others are not free.
In the meantime, in the case of this creation, you can decrease or increase each part (especially at the level of the belt of part n°1, you can make it gain in height). Then, pin your parts on rubber bands, make your adjustments, try it all without pricking yourself, and create your own markers.
In fact, if you understand the construction of the garment (which is not simple, I grant you), you can really adjust it to your morphology!
Are you already used to adjusting your cues? 🙂
I would like to get started but I don’t understand everything…
No problem, I answer all your questions. Often, we don’t dare to try for fear of making mistakes, but we never succeed the first time. Before we could walk properly, we fell. Before we wrote correctly, we wrote as if there was an earthquake. Sewing is no exception to this rule. We miss a lot, then we succeed more and more.