Saturday, July 28, 2018

No More Panty Lines - Greenstyle's No Show Thong

Yesterday was my husband's birthday, and I only had a few minutes of sewing time to make something for the occasion. He has been asking me to make panties that don't show a visible panty line on my athletic tights forever, so I took the plunge and made a pair! I have been sewing panties for years now and always prefer the ones that I make to the ones I can purchase in the store, and I am glad to add this style to my growing panty collection!


Pattern

I used the Greenstyle No Show Thong (NST), which can be found here, as my pattern. This pattern is only $8 at regular price and comes in sizes XS to 3XL, which covers waist sizes 26 to 38 inches and hip sizes 35 to 50 inches. I only needed to print one pattern piece for the main panty and then a second pattern piece for the lining. Once I assembled the pattern, it took me about 15 minutes to cut and sew one pair of panties. I made the XS (waist 26.5 and hips 36), and the fit was spot on for me. I could easily make a stack of these for every day of the week!


Fabric

The pattern calls for fabric that does not roll when stretched and has at least 75% 4-way stretch. I used Simply by Ti Dri Tex in Candy Pink for the main panty. The Dri Tex that Simply by Ti carries is an athletic fabric that does not curl or roll when stretched and was perfect for these panties! I normally do not like synthetic fabrics for undergarments, but this one is moisture wicking and keeps you dry when working out, which is much better than a fabric that retains moisture. Have you ever gotten really sweaty or wet and your clothes stayed heavy afterwards? I hate that feeling and loved how nice this fabric felt and how dry it stayed for the gym. I actually took these photos after wearing the panties all day!

For the optional lace trim, I used 1.25 inch stretch lace that I found locally at Fabrique.  For the panty liner, I used a scrap of cotton lycra from Jumping June Textiles called Secrets



Here are these fun panties on me! I was quite nervous to share a modeled photo, but I love the fit so much that I had to share. It also is not much different than modeling my bathing suit, which I have been doing all summer!  


Here are the panties under some tights I wear to the gym often. I made these tights about two years ago out of a yoga knit from Knitpop. It is super soft and made comfortable leggings. However, it is not a heavy weight, so it shows every single panty that I wear under it, but not any more! Yay!!


Here are the same pants with my normal panties. Yikes!


Panties take very little fabric and are a great way to bust through some scraps. As with most sewing projects, the key is to have the right fabric that works for the pattern. I am pretty excited about how these turned out and will be making several more pairs!

The Greenstyle No Show Thong can be purchased here

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Disclosures: I received the Dri Tex fabric for free after paying shipping. This post also may contain affiliate links, which means I receive a small compensation when you purchase via my link. There is no cost to you, and it allows me to continue to tell you all about my latest favorite sewing finds.  





2 comments:

  1. This is fantastic! Love it! I didn't think I wanted this pattern... Sigh lol

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    1. Thanks! I know the feeling. I have resisted ever since the pattern released but caved for hubby's birthday! I am so glad I finally did.

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