Penelope panties tutorial
The Penelope pantie pattern is a quick, easy and satisying sew, I promise you it is! There is one tricky part to making them, and that is the lace gusset. Hopefully the photos below will help to make this part clear.
After you have all the pieces cut out, and your notches marked on your lace pieces with fabric pen it’s time to begin…
With right sides together pin one side seam. Overlock/ serge one side seam only.
With right sides together, pin the waist lace piece to the waistline, matching the notch on the side seam. Overlock/ serge the seam.
Lightly press the seam with seam facing down.
With right sides together pin the other side seam. Overlock / serge the seam matching the lace scallop at the top edge.
Trim and tuck the side seam overlocker / serger thread under the seam at the top.
Sew a 3 step zig zag stitch along the lace part only. This will help to secure the top of the lace seam.
With right sides together, place one of the lace leg pieces to the legline. It doesn’t matter which side you do first, but make sure the lace back matches to the fabric back. Match the double notches on the back pieces, the side seam notches and also the gusset notches on lace to the lower edge of fabric on front and back. Note how the lace piece extends past the lower front and back.
Overlock / serge the leg seam starting and finishing at the gusset notch.
Lightly press the seam with the seam facing inwards.
With right sides together place the other lace leg on the other side. Pin in place positioning the lace together at the gusset.
Overlock / serge the seam. This time the overlocking/ serging starts at the bottom of the lace piece already sewn to the other side.
Turn garment inside out, and pin the front and back lace gusset together. Baste together matching the lace scallop edges on both sides. Place the right side of the cotton lining piece to the wrong side of the back gusset seam that you’ve just sewn, and overlock / serge seam.
Make sure the lace scallop edges match up perfectly.
Flip the lining back over to the front, and pin flat to the sides of the lace on the legs.
Your gusset seam is now encased. Tuck the overlocker / serger threads in under the lining. Pin and sew the raw edges of the lining with a small zig zag to the lace legs.
Well done and enjoy wearing your Penelope panties!