My dear friends today I want to introduce you to my newest pattern the Acacia underwear! This pattern is my gift to you as a thank you for following along with me, being a part of this sewing community and supporting my brand the whole year. You make it possible for me to do what I love, and you inspire me to make more and do better every day. I really hope you enjoy sewing Acacia as much as i enjoyed making it for you!
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I started working on this sewing pattern the same way all my patterns start. I was unhappy with all of my store bought underwear, and wanted to make my own but I couldn’t find a sewing pattern that had the fit I wanted. Don’t get me wrong, I love lace underthings as much as the next girl, but what I really wanted was something basic and normal and super comfortable that I could wear every single day and fill up my dresser with. I wanted enough bottom coverage that my life would be a wedgie free zone, because you guys I refuse to put up with that. So I put all of the things on my undie wish list into this pattern! Acacia has a low rise (but not super low), and a comfortable leg cut with ample coverage. The gusset has fully enclosed seams because no-one needs their undies to include a built in lint trap pocket. I’ve also include three methods for attaching your elastic, because we all need options! And you know what, if you want to sew these out of stretch lace – you still can!
Also they are so easy and so fast to sew up, perfect for beginners to learn some new skills or for experienced sewers to whip up a pile of.
I wanted it to be easy to make this pattern out of your scraps, so all of the pattern pieces are full size (as opposed to the usual “on the fold” style) so that it’s easier to squeeze them in on your fabric scraps. It’s like underpants for free! Can you tell i’m excited?
Though the pattern comes with detailed instructions and sewing diagrams, I know that many of us also like seeing photos of how to make things in more detail, so I’m going to show you how to sew these from beginning to end using all three elastic attachment methods.
Ready to sew?! Lets do this!