Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Rosy Ladyshorts = AMAZING!

Do you even need to read on?

I made some of Cloth Habit's Rosy Ladyshorts, and they are by far my favorite skivvy-sewing make to date! Oh, and it's a free pattern!  I may never buy RTW boyshorts again... anyhow, on to the photos!

The Pattern: Cloth Habit's Rosy Ladyshorts

Sizing: I cut a size 6 with no adjustments.

Fabric: Left over from my dolman dress, pretty much the tiniest little bit ever.  Maybe a 1/4 yard? Less?  Who knows... Oh, and about 2 yards of 1inch stretch lace.

Instructions:  This was a super duper simple make.  As with the amerson undies I made last month, there are only two pattern pieces to sew together, and some elastic to sew on.  Nonetheless, the instructions were more than adequate, and Amy has more detailed instructions on her blog if you need them (I didn't).

What I love most:  The fit.  They fit me perfectly, and the stretch lace leaves no trace of panty lines whatsoever, even under my skinny jeans.  They're SO comfortable, and don't ride up or anything.  Honestly, they're the most perfect pair of skivvies I've ever owned!

What I would do differently next time:   I found the small liner to be a bit too narrow to stretch all the way across the crotch to meet up with the lace.  I had to sew in down separately.  Not sure if it's me or not, but I'm widening it next time!

Alterations: I cut the leg opening lace a couple of inches shorter than I was supposed to because I have pretty skinny legs.  I probably won't do that next time.  They fit great as it is, but the lace on the legs is definitely stretched out more than the lace around the hips.

Recommended? YES, YES, YES! (Insert shampoo commercial here)

Final thoughts: Guys, I seriously love these!  This is going to be my go-to pattern for all jersey scraps forever more!  They seriously took like 20 minutes to sew up, and are so perfect.  Also, I can't match stripes.  Sorry, not sorry.


  1. I love them and you've convinced me to make them too! Just let me finish my holidays and go back to normal life and I'll make them!

  2. DO IT!!!! Printing, cutting, assembling, and sewing took 1 hour start to finish!

  3. They look awesome! I need to try out this pattern asap!

  4. Those look fantastic! So much so that I downloaded and printed the pattern about 5 minutes after seeing yours! Now I'm just annoyed that I haven't sewn anything with jersey yet, so I don't have any to make these from...shopping trip in order I think :)

  5. Thanks! It's 1000% my favorite underwear. The stretch lace makes them SO comfy! You can definitely get a few pairs out of a year.