The period undies have a large pad suitable for day wear or overnight. The level of absorbency is completely customizable.
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 zig zag 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.
Sizes A-M (see size chart in images)
41.5-71.5" (105-182cm) Hip
Please select your size based on your hip measurement, you can customize the sizing in the waist when you apply the waist elastic.
The undies are designed to sit lower at the front than the back. This helps to prevent camel-toe!
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 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.
Period undies also require wicking fabric(we suggest merino, or sport polyester), absorbent fabric (ZorbTM, towelling, flannelette), and a barrier fabric (PUL, Gore-TexTM, any other waterproof membrane)
See chart in images.
0.5m/0.6 yard (150cm/60” wide)
1m/1.1 yard (115cm/45” wide)
0.75m/0.8 yard (150cm/60” wide)
1.5m/1.7 yard (115cm/45” wide)
1.5m/1.65 yards of 1”/25mm wide fold-over elastic
1.6m/1.8 yards either picot edge or 3/4”/20mm wide fold over elastic for leg openings
3m/3.3 yards of 1”/25mm wide fold-over elastic
0.4m/0.4 yards by 0.4m/0.4 yards each wicking fabric, absorbent fabric, and barrier fabric
The Waratah 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.