They feature a fully enclosed gusset, full coverage, and an easy and comfortable elastic application. View B has a side panel and is perfect for colour-blocking or scrap-busting and View C features an elastic lace finish.
This pattern is suitable for sewing on a home sewing machine and doesn't require a serger/overlocker. The illustrated instructions give directions for sewing the undies using the zigzag stitch function on your machine!
Alternatively, you can use serger/overlocker for the seams, but you will also need to use a zigzag stitch to apply the elastic and finish the gusset.
Elastic Application: We have you apply the elastic 'straight off the roll', so you don't cut the elastic for your waistband and leg holes prior to sewing it on. Check out the sew-along video here.
Sizes A-M (see size chart in images)
41.5-71.5" (105-182cm) Hip
Please select your Undies size based on your hip measurement. Bear in mind you need to be able to pull on your undies over your hips.
If your waist measurement falls into a smaller size than your hips, customize the sizing for the waist when you apply the waist elastic (stretch the elastic more as you apply it).
If your waist falls into a larger size than your hip, blend between sizes (this is sometimes called “grading between sizes”).
As with any garment, we recommend making a toile/muslin out of inexpensive material before cutting into your fashion fabric. This is especially important for undies because everyone’s body and undies preferences are different!
If our sizes are too small to include you, we will grade our patterns up for you. Please get in touch with us here.
This pattern is designed for use with 4-way stretch fabrics. Stretch and recovery should be equal in both the horizontal and vertical directions. Suggested fabrics are: cotton/spandex, bamboo/spandex, merino/spandex. You can also make these undies in 2-way stretch fabrics as long as there is significant horizontal stretch, however they will have the tendency to stretch out through the day. Examples of these fabrics would include cotton jersey, merino jersey.
See chart in images.
Sizes A-F:0.6m/0.7yard (150cm/60” wide)
Sizes G-M:0.8m/0.9yard (150cm/60” wide)
Views A & B
3m, fold over elastic - 3/4”(20mm). 1/2” (12mm) or picot elastic is also fine
3m, 1-1.5” (2.5-4cm) wide elastic lace
Blog posts & inspo:
Inspo for our Undies:
Check out the hashtag, #KapundaUndies
The Kapunda Undies work great under all our Pants and dresses but make the perfect matching set with our Banksia Bralette.
You are purchasing a multi-sizes digital sewing pattern for home use only (not commercial use). This digital pattern comes with PDF files for A4 and Letter sized paper, a large format A0 PDF file and an illustrated set of instructions illustrated pattern instructions to take you step-by step-through the process of making the pattern.
These files need to be opened and saved on desktop or laptop computers — you won't be able to open them on your smart phone.