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Panty Patterns Compared Side by Side

Panty patterns compared side by side, because there are more than one out there. Did you know that handmade panties are back in style? Do you know how comfortable they are? My mom once told me that she made all of their underwear back in early 70’s. I don’t think they had as many awesome knit fabrics to choose from back then though.

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Here are all of the pairs I made stacked up from least amount of fabric to most amount of fabric.

Several panty patterns have been released over the last couple of years. After trying several of them from three different pattern companies, I am here to give you my opinion on the ones I sewed up. None were provided to me although I did get them all during sales. The decision was made to write up this post after my most recent undie pattern purchase. I have worn them all multiple times to test how well they stay up and keep their shape throughout the day.

 

The main fabric used was Art Gallery knits from Peek A Boo Fabric Shop. The bands are all cotton lycra solids, also from Peek A Boo Fabric Shop. I kept the fabric consistent so that I could accurately gauge the fit of each style. The only exception was the Thondlewear. Those were cotton lycra solid from Peek A Boo Fabric Shop and custom printed fold over elastic.

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How awesome is that graffiti print fold over elastic?

 

Scrundlewear by Stitch Upon A Time is first up. It is also probably the most widely known women’s underwear pattern in the PDF sewing world. I made my first pair of scrundies last November and they have held up marvelously. Shortly there after I made two more pair. For this experiment, I made one pair of briefs and one pair of boy shorts. This pattern includes both options. It also includes regular and high waist options. I like the cut of the regular scrundies and they fit great. I’m not a fan of the boy shorts version. They feel too bulky. Again, this is my personal opinion. They are great if you are a boy shorts kind of girl. Here is a photo of the briefs and boy shorts side by side.

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Boy shorts on the left and briefs on the right.

Uptown Undies by Peek A Boo Pattern Shop is the next pattern up for review. They have a slightly different cut than the scrundies but still provide great bum coverage. They also have skinnier leg and waist bands. The skinnier bands make them seem less bulky. An added bonus is that this pattern also includes a camisole and there is a maternity and nursing add on for the camisole. I have yet to make the camisole. One of my favorite things about Peek A Boo is that I can purchase fabric and save up my reward points to earn free patterns!

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Uptown Undies have a higher cut on the front of the leg opening.

Quicker Knickers by Little Finch Patterns were next on the list. I love that this pattern is a lower rise! It also contains two versions, hipster and cheeky. Since they are low rise, they also require less fabric. The floral print below was just the right size. I am so glad that I was able to use it for undies instead of just making a headband with it. It was too short for the other, higher rise patterns. The Quicker Knickers are currently on sale for $0.99! That price is hard to beat!

Both versions of quicker knickers compared to the thondlewear. Pink band are cheeky and teal band are hipster

Both versions of quicker knickers compared to the thondlewear. Pink band are cheeky and teal band are hipster

In summary:

Scrudlewear have great coverage, wide bands and come with two styles and regular and high waist band options.

Uptown Undies have a slightly higher leg opening, thinner leg and waist bands and the pattern includes a camisole.

Quicker Knickers are lower cut and require less fabric and also come in two styles of undies.

Thondlewear requires the least amount of fabric (for obvious reasons) and were a quick sew, include instructions for FOE bands or cotton lycra bands and are a great way to practice your FOE skills…but I still prefer the other styles over these.

You can always order a pair through my Etsy shop by clicking here! I currently have two pairs listed and I am working on adding a few more. Send me a convo letting me know if you prefer a different fabric than what I have listed. I also offer any of these styles mentioned above.

Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend patterns and designers that I love and hope you do too.