According to Kwik Sew's sizing chart, I wear an XL. This is how my Jockey's compared with that first cut out.
|Jockey sz 8 / Kwik Sew sz XL|
Kwik Sew's sewing instructions are very clear, although I flipped between the elastic description and the sewing steps.
At this point, you tuck crotch piece #2 under panty back while crunching panty pieces together until the crotch piece comes up over the top of panty front. Then add the edge of crotch piece #2 to the pinned area.
I placed a blue dot on crotch piece #2 at this point because I wanted to figure out whether it became the outer crotch or the crotch liner.
This is important to know when sewing panties with a fashion knit but cotton crotch.
The finished muslin ended up being too big in front.
The nice thing about this first pair is that I can wear them! And what a pleasant surprise it was to learn a new use for old t-shirts. Very comfy!
As soon as I adjusted the panty front pattern piece, I gambled and cut out a second pair from a fashion knit (90% poly 10% spandex). These went together quickly and were finished in about 90 minutes. The fit is right on, so I now have a TNT (tried and true) hi-cut panty pattern. Yay for me!
Seriously, if you've ever flirted with the idea of making your own panties, give it a try. The comfort of having just the right amount of elasticity in the waist is reason enough to swear off RTW panties forever!