willow sewing pattern high waist knicker review

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  1. Noni Richards (verified owner)

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    Great quality and gorgeous colours!

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  2. Noni Richards (verified owner)

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    I am so in love with this kit. The jersey is soft and slinky, yet easy enough to sew with. Makes for a very comfy pair of knickers!

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  3. Noni Richards (verified owner)

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    As always, the quality of this kit is incredible.

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  4. Catherine (verified owner)

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    I absolutely love this pattern! I was lucky to try out one of the bralettes and knee immediately I wanted to make my own!

    I’ve already made two and I have a third on the way. The pattern itself is very clear and has photos to help guide you along the way. If you made any form of underwear before you’ll probably find it nice and easy.

    My only quibble would be I found the text was a tiny bit small on the printed version, but I think it comes with the nature of fitting in a cute little pattern pack.

    Highly recommended this pattern and bralette, they are soooooo comfortable! Definitely worth giving a go!

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  5. Katherine S. (verified owner)

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    Really lovely materials (generous yardage and quality trims) along with super clear instructions. Not only this, but Yelena was great to deal with. I had enough main fabric for two pairs of panties and learnt foundation lingerie making skills via the kit. Highly recommended.

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  6. Noni Richards (verified owner)

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    What a fabulous pattern! It is such a comfortable design and fit and so pretty. I’ve made both the high and low waist and they’re both true to size.

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  7. Noni Richards (verified owner)

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    I love this print! The mesh has just the right stretch for comfort and holds up very well after many wears and washes.

  8. Noni Richards (verified owner)

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    The jersey has held up so well, no stretching out even after many wears. Such a fun print!

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  9. Noni Richards (verified owner)

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    The quality of this fabric and lace is perfect. I love that I can have confidence that Yelena has chosen a premium fabric that works so perfectly for the Ivy pattern. Such pretty a pretty fabric too!

Noni’s creation using the Willow pattern and sew kit

willow sewing pattern high waist knicker review

Noni –

“I made these gorgeous knickers last night and they are just so darn cute… These are the Willow knickers and this really is a fabulous pattern. I used one of the kits because I loved this floral design on the front panel. I normally make functional pants, so adding lace and mesh to make these ones was such a thrill! The fit is perfect too sits so nicely around the bum and right on the waist.

The instructions are really detailed and help you understand knicker making, useful if it’s your first time. Yelena has a great website with plenty of information about her background in lingerie making and design and also has a few other patterns, so I really recommend you check her out if you’re interested in making lingerie.”

Check out Noni’s instagram page @isewyousee for more of her amazingly skilled hand sewn creations.

@olwenamelia’s first go at knicker making using the Penny pattern!

@olwenamelia from Instagram took advantage of the limited time offer of the Penny pattern and made her first ever knickers! She used scraps from her fabric stash to be more sustainable. I just love how the free pattern gave her the boost to make her own! See what she wrote below.

“Behold! Home-made underwear

Don’t look too closely, they’re a bit messy but they fit and I’m happy for a first go. I’ve got a big stash of cotton scraps and have just spent a fortune on more elastc so expect more pants and more colours!

Boycotting fast fashion is easy peasy until it comes to your smalls. Second hand underwear is understandably not a thing. The pants I’m wearing have held out for 2 years but they’re getting baggy, worn and frayed. Call me extravagant but I want more from my knickers than for them to hold out! The sustainable, ethical, long lasting, mega well-made beautiful underwear companies I’ve been drooling over online were a bit out of my budget.

Massive thanks to @sewprojects for putting out a free beginner’s knicker’s pattern just when I was really, really needing some new pants! I was a bit shy about trying to make underwear but the pattern was really simple and I’ve made two more pairs since. Am definitely in the market for more patterns now too. Excellent bit of marketing and the push into #knickermaking that I needed. Thank you.” 

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