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Girls undies

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:57 am
by Tentacles
I need to think about making some undies for DD since she is making noises about TT. Itried to be lazy and buy some but couldn't find anything I liked in the shops, are girls undies really narrow through the crotch compared to boys or is that my imagination?
Anyway hit me with your fav undies patterns for 2yo girls. I want them to be wide enough through the crotch to make some as training undies as well. I think I have an old KnitWit pattern somewhere but need to dig it out and see if it goes small enough.

Re: Girls undies

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:05 am
by Claire
There is an ottobre pattern that starts in a 86cm that is a great one for 2 year olds. I'll have a look what issue it is.. it's an old one from memory.
I made a good one up but absolutely NO idea where I put it :oops: :oops: :oops:

Re: Girls undies

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:28 am
by Tentacles
Thanks Claire, I didn't think to check my older Otto's will do that tonight too. M is about an 86 now so that size sounds perfect.

Re: Girls undies

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:00 am
by Mrs Shavas
mummyzilla.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/blog-post.html this is my tutorial, I've also done it with underwear elastic, although I used another pair of undies as a guide, so may not be that helpful.

Re: Girls undies

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:09 am
by Happi
check out my pinterest - there is a link on *stuff I have done* - it works really well. I need to cut and make a few more here too


oopsie nope its on stuff for kids

http://pinterest.com/happiclown/stuff-for-kids/

Re: Girls undies

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:11 am
by shorty
The sets of 6 from dollar shops aren't too bad for inserting gussets.
Happy to send you the gusset pattern for making inserts for those ones if u want.

Re: Girls undies

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:13 am
by Happi
what do the sets of 6 cost ?

Re: Girls undies

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:17 am
by shorty
Can get them anywhere from $7 to about $12 a set, depending on where you shop.
Papakura $2 shops had them for less than $10 per pack last year.

Re: Girls undies

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:18 am
by Tentacles
shorty wrote:The sets of 6 from dollar shops aren't too bad for inserting gussets.
Happy to send you the gusset pattern for making inserts for those ones if u want.
Oh really I didn't think to try the dollar shop type places. Maybe it's just that the shape is so different between wee boy and girl undies, I dunno but none of the ones I saw looked comfy.
And the gusset pattern would be great if that's ok. I bought some of yours for DS when he was TTing but stupidly passed them on.

Re: Girls undies

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:19 am
by Happi
thank you

I have knit material and the knicker elastic. the budget says *go sew*

Re: Girls undies

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:32 pm
by shorty
I prefer homemade ones too - I am keen to make some similar to the darn kat pattern ones ( with stretchy bands) . With 4 girls its a nightmare working out who's knickers are who's so I'd make each size a different colour.

They all have the $2 shop ones at the moment and they aren't too bad comfort wise. Do check all six undies in the pack before you buy as sometimes the sizing varies a lot!

Pm me your address Alison and Ill send you a gusset pattern- will just save fiddling to make one the right size :)

Re: Girls undies

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:45 pm
by RachaelD
That darn kat pattern is brilliant, http://www.etsy.com/listing/37858030/ch ... attern-pdf

I have made many dozens over the last five years or so. Have just now started buying them, but Melissa still outs on her old hand made ones in preference to the bought ones.

Re: Girls undies

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:25 pm
by miggs
RachaelD wrote:That darn kat pattern is brilliant, http://www.etsy.com/listing/37858030/ch ... attern-pdf

I have made many dozens over the last five years or so. Have just now started buying them, but Melissa still outs on her old hand made ones in preference to the bought ones.
We love this pattern too, must go make more as both my girls have the problem of one butt cheek hanging out of there brought nickers and its so not a good look :twitch: :lol:

Shortly would your gusset pattern fix this, do you think??

Re: Girls undies

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:28 pm
by Louise
Kickers from the US (Fruit of the Loom but most brands in general are similar) are not nearly as brief and little girls undies here. I don't really understand it.

Re: Girls undies

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:10 pm
by shorty
Margaret - the gusset pattern is basically a sew in waterproof absorbent pad that is shaped to fit the undies. So wont fix the problem with undies fit. Have you tried the $2 shop ones ( they have my little pony, Dora, Disney princess print on the front). I don't find these too bad for fit.