The Nixie Briefs

$8.00

With their delicate overlapped side curves, the Nixie Briefs are cute, playful and feminine, all while keeping your bum happily covered at all times.

 

The Nixie Briefs are a step above your standard underwear fare – with a higher rise at the back and full bum coverage, they’re your new everyday knickers with a fun twist.

Choose from a hipster or high-waisted brief, then get adventurous with those knit fabric scraps, mixing and matching to your heart’s content. Instructions are included for finishing with fold over elastic (FOE) as well as lingerie elastic, and you can choose to overlap either the front or the back on both variations, making them a quick, satisfying and unique make.

Update your undie drawer, safe in the knowledge that plumber’s crack, hungry bum and drab undies are a thing of the past.

 

Skill Level

Nixie are the perfect undie pattern for confident beginners. Take your time with the side curves and use a Tricot (or wide zig-zag) stitch around the elastic – you’ll have the prettiest and comfiest pair of knickers you’ve ever worn.

 

Fabric Options

The Nixie Briefs should be made with stable knit fabrics that have a good amount of stretch across the grain. A minimum of 30% stretch is recommended for best results as Nixie has built-in negative ease. A fabric with 4-way stretch is the best choice for maximum comfort.

Cotton/lycra (spandex/elastane) combinations work well for light-weight, breathable briefs, but other options include stretch lace/mesh, stretch rayon knits, power mesh etc.

The Nixie Briefs were drafted using a 95% cotton 5% lycra spandex knit with a weight of 180GSM (grams per square metre).

I recommend using a breathable natural fabric like stretch cotton or bamboo for the gusset liner.

For more in depth information on choosing knit fabrics, please see here and here (though these were made for The Gable Top & Juniper Cardigan, the same fabrics were used for drafting these patterns).

 

The Layers Function

Your Print-at-Home Nixie Brief pattern now includes the Layers Function.

You can choose to turn on and off any number and combination of pattern sizes to suit your personal needs and preferences. Check out page 3 of your Nixie instructions for a full step by step tutorial on using this handy little function.

 

 

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NOW WITH NEW PRINT SHOP VERSION!

This pattern now comes with an A0 Print Shop Version so that you don’t have to print and piece your pattern together at home! Simply download the A0 version and take it with you on a USB to have printed at your local print shop. Due to the multiple bust cup sizes, each cup size bodice is laid on it’s own page within the file.

You will need a software program that reads pdf’s like Adobe Reader (which is free to download) – if you’re using a Mac, please do not print the pattern from Preview, it will not print to scale or with all borders.

This pattern can be printed in both A4 and US Letter paper.

Please note – all PDF patterns are for personal home use only. They are not for commercial or manufacturing purposes. Thanks!

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