Mini Review ~ Betty Panties by Suco by Susana

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Betty Panties made in cotton lycra 'butter' and platinum pink stretch lace.

It's the all-in-one panties pattern!  This is an informative pattern where you can start with the basics and then work your way up as your confidence grows.

I made View F with the lace laterals.

Betty panties

Mini Review 

  • Pattern Designer: Suco by Susana
  • Briefs Type: Low rise hipster with medium coverage
  • Skill Level: Beginner to intermediate
  • Size Range: XS - 3XL (hips size 81 - 142cm)
  • Time frame: A very quick sew through to a more detailed project

Betty panties back view

Value for money: 

$16NZD approx. (10.50 euro) seems to be a fairly average price for briefs patterns these days (and that can sometimes seem a bit steep) but this one has the added bonus of having seven styles in one plus a very detailed instruction booklet. 

Clear Instructions: 

Yes!  There are step by step instructions for each of the seven styles and these are accompanied by photos.  Plus there are additional instructions/photo guides on how to blend sizes, mirror and cut lace, how to sew elastic and lace and a bonus fold over elastic guide.  There is a chart of finished garment sizes which is always a nice cross reference to have when picking a size to cut.  You are also told which pages you need to print for which styles.

There should be no confusion while sewing these panties!  Beginner brief makers can learn a lot from this pattern while more advanced lingerie sewists can just skip to the section for the style they are sewing.

Accurate materials list:

There is a very detailed chart that breaks down the materials needed not only for each style but for the different sizes too.  I think this is fantastic!  It bugs me when patterns suggest an overly generous amount of fabric based on a single size. 

betty panties  

Clear fabric recommendations:

Yes!   There is a list of suggested fabrics to use depending on the style (one option is for extra stretchy fabrics - how cool is that!) plus a stretch percentage table.

Matching set potential: 

This is just a briefs pattern but with the knit fabric and stretch lace options I'm sure there are plenty of opportunities to match to a bra pattern.

Variation possibilities: 

Oh my gosh - yes!  The seven options range from all knit (for both 50% and 75% stretch fabrics) through to different lace details through to a full lace brief.

Invisible panty line: 

This would totally depend on the chosen style and elastic application - the lace back options would sit smoothly under trousers.

Conclusion:

This is a very detailed pattern with a lot of variety.  The final fit is a very comfy one with nice, everyday wear type coverage while the added lace details mean you can elevate this pattern to something special.

* The pattern has been tweaked slightly since I made it - the cut along the front of the leg has been scooped back slightly.



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