My second round of making undies! I first want to say that I made the original undies almost 2 years ago (pattern by That Darn Kat includes both boy and girl versions - Pink Chalk also carries the pattern). They were amazing. The fit is hands down the best part of making your own, they don't sag or stretch out. They got worn constantly and held up extremely well. I didn't have to make anymore until now, and that's only because they were just getting outgrown!
If you're looking for a great project to start sewing with knits, this is the one you should try! It's small enough, that if you mess up it's not that big of a deal. Plus when you finish a pair, and see your kids wearing them, it's the cutest thing ever, seriously.
Natalie is almost 7 now. She definitely has her own opinion on things. She said she didn't like the center panel on the smaller underwear I had finished for Emily. So I modified the pattern a bit and made it to just have side seams, ta da! Big girl underwear. I'm proud of them! I jump around and do a little dance every time I finish a pair!
I think it's good to note that both of the size 4 (smaller) underwear I made were the exact same, just chose a different binding fabric. The pair that I made with the ribbed knit is much looser because that particular knit didn't have as much stretch recovery. Good to know in the future! I definitely recommend using a knit with a little spandex or lycra in it, they are nice and stretchy without being bulky like a ribbed knit would.