Back in April [!], I was lucky enough to win the Ohhh Lulu Betty High Waist Knicker pattern giveaway!
As my first real PDF pattern project, it was fairly simple to use - although I'm so glad I made a toile first, because the fit at first was.. disastrous, to say the least. Why I thought that the largest size on the pattern would fit, I don't know.
|Front and back|
Woven fabrics, on the bias, do work. But be generous with the sizing - the sides need to be a bit bigger to compensate for the fact the woven fabric has little give.
I feel there isn't much to talk about with these, other than they take hardly any time to sew up - I'd say a few hours, including the elastic, which thanks to the Ooh La La Pin Up Sew-along, I've now learned the proper way of using lingerie elastic - and it makes for much neater edges!
|Elastic and gusset, because gussets are important.|
All in all, I think the Betty pattern is wonderful, and being that it's so easy to use [with an easy-to-follow sew along to match], it would be a great, easy project for anyone - so go get your knickers on!