You can make this beautiful lacy panty yourself, with all the materials you need included in this kit, including powernet to line the front panel for a little extra support!
Please note: Pattern and thread are not included.
You can certainly leave your panty white, or take advantage of the dyeability of its materials to create your own custom-colored panty, as shown in the last photo.
The materials you'll receive are exactly what you'll need to make the panty shown; quantities are actually slightly larger than what was used for this size XL sample.
Here's what you'll receive (numbers correspond to materials in the 4th photo):
1. White flower embellishment, 1
2. Nylon/Spandex medium-heavy powernet fabric (for front backing), white, approx. 13" x 12"
3. Swiss dot soft, 100% nylon stretchy mesh fabric, approx. 13" x 14" (enough for the front panel + crotch)
4. Foldover elastic (for legs), 5/8" wide, white, approx. 52"
5. All-over lace fabric, 70% nylon/30% rayon, white, approx. 16" x 16"
6. Cotton knit (for crotch lining), off-white, 95% cotton/5% Spandex, black, approx. 10" x 9"
7. Foldover elastic (for waistband), 1 3/8" wide, white, approx. 36"
Notes on dyeing these materials: The main fabric (5) retains its white flower outlines when dyed, as you can see in the 4th photo. The flower embellishment seems to pick up very little dye. This sample was dyed with acid dyes, which don't work well on the cotton crotch lining fabric, although this one did turn a pale lavender.
In the sample, powernet was used as a backing for the sheer, soft Swiss dot material used on the front panel of my panty; the Swiss dot is a very stretchy mesh fabric that's lighter-weight than the main lace, so the powernet gives it stability.
1. There is NO PATTERN included in this kit.
2. The pattern used for this sample is MakeBra's DL21. This pattern has no side seams; the back piece wraps around to the front, meeting the front panel.
3. Lindy has written a blog post for this panty project, including instructions for inserting the mesh trim into the front seams, and links to my complete tutorials for sewing the enclosed crotch lining seams, and for attaching the foldover elastic to the top band and legs. Also posted: A blog post about how this panty was dyed!
4. If using the wash bag, machine-wash in cool/cold water on the delicate cycle, and air-dry your pieces (please don't put them in the dryer!). Otherwise, we recommend that you hand-wash and air-dry your hand-made panty. For the first two washes after dyeing, we also recommend keeping your panty separate from other items, just in case there's any color bleeding.
5. Your kit will be packaged in the handy mesh wash bag (last photo), perfect for laundering your delicates! This bag is 14" x 18" with a nylon zipper. The bag in the photo has already been through the wash several times; there's 1 bra and 1 panty inside, to give you an idea of its capacity.
6. There's also a matching dyeable bra, shown in the last photo, now also available in a separate kit!
Of course, you are free to use any pattern you want, as long as the pieces will work with this kit's material sizes! (If you're not sure, lay your pattern pieces out in spaces corresponding to the material sizes listed above.)
QUESTIONS? Please ask before you order! Some materials can be customized, for example, if you'd like a larger piece of power net to make a full band, we can usually accommodate you (additional charges may apply).