FABRICS: Designed only for stretch knits with 25% elongation across the grain. Suggested fabrics: Single knit, interlock, jersey, knits with Lycra®, nylon tricot. Pattern includes 6mm seam allowances. Four style briefs have elasticated waist and leg openings. View A slip and View B bikini have classic leg openings. View C hipster features a low-cut waist and boys' cut leg openings.View D string style tights.
What is the difference between this pattern and misses size?
This pattern is a Misses size that the measurements correspond to around a Misses waist size of 22 1/2 - 37" and a hip size of 32 1/4 - 47". About regular Misses sizes 8 - 22 (the smaller size can be 4-8 depending on waist and hip measurements). Kwik Sew's sizes for a Women's patterns are Bust 45 - 57", Waist 37 - 49", Hips 47 - 59" which makes them about size 22W - 32W in other major pattern brands. Hope this is what you needed. This pattern, Kwik Sew 3881 was not made in a woman's size as far as I know. If the equivalent pattern was made in women's sizes it would be a different pattern number. Happy to help with questions! Moonwishes Sewing and Crafts.
Do I need a serger to make these?
Hello thank you for your interest. It does not say on the envelope that a serger is required. As long as you have a sewing machine that does zig-zags and you can adjust the width and link you should be okay. Also many newer machines (newer like in the last 30 or so year) have utility stitches that can be used as if they were serger stitches. I have sewn for over 50 years, and have never used a serger. I hear they can be convenient, but generally most things can be sewn with a conventional sewing machine including knits.
Does this panty pattern have an extra bump of fabric in the rear part to keep the panties in place on the bum?
All I can say is follow the measurements and they fit PERFECTLY. So, so comfortable. Don't think I'll ever purcase store bought again.
Does this pattern list what fabric to use to line the crotch portion ( usually a cotton blend) ?
Kwik Sew envelope instructions state: "Notions: Thread, 8"x8" (20 cm x 20 cm) piece of cotton knit for crotch lining."