This Summer I’ve started up a whole new project idea : digital MINI-COURSES! It took a little longer than expected to completely finish the first one of this series though. I’m not getting any younger and had some health problems this Summer, but the first Mini-Course PANTY is now available in the merckwaerdigh shop on Etsy! You can download the Mini-Course right after your payment and can do the whole mini-course all by yourself, it’s that easy to follow!
I can imagine you wonder what on earth is a MINI-COURSE? Well, it’s an easier version of a completely ‘starting from scratch’ course. You don’t have to do all the hard work of drafting a basic pattern yourself. Included in such a course is a MASTER pattern in several standard sizes, for the mini-course panty these are XS – S – M – L – XL. It’s a very basic ‘cover it all’ panty, you might even call it a granny panty … just like the ones Bridget Jones likes to wear. With this MASTER pattern you can create your own designs in a very simple way. No need to send homework to me as a teacher, it’s easy enough to manage by yourself without support.
First thing to do is to check the size by sewing a test panty. There are pages full of information what kind of fabric, elastic and stitches to choose and how to determine the right size. Use light colored stretch fabric, preferably some remnants you are not tempted to start wearing. The test panty is just ment to check the size and you can easily mark adjustments on the fabric when it’s a light color. The mini-course will step-by-step walk you through the sewing process with lots of illustrations. Piece of cake!
Next step is to check not just the right size but also the right fit for YOU. A whole chapter will teach you what to do when it’s not completey perfect yet. What adjustments do you make with a low buttock or a flat buttock, a round belly and so on. All with easy to follow illustrations of the changes to the MASTER pattern. Once the test panty is a perfect fit you keep it as it is. Don’t start wearing the test panty, use it to mark your new designs. Which is way easier than figuring it out on paper.
Before you go wild with all the designs in your head there are some designing rules you need to know. What’s the maximum drop (or raise) for the waist and leg, that kind of thing. Not only a lot of illustrated information but exercises as well. Because it is a course after all! Don’t skip these exersizes, some basic experience will make it much easier to get your own designs right.
And then the fun part starts, you now have all the tools for both pattern and sewin to create your own designs! That might seem a bit scary at first so I’ve added 2 pages with design ideas and how to get the pattern done for them. You can even use these as another exercise, just to get you on your way.
There is even a short ‘movie’ of the content in my Facebook account to get a complete impression.
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