Tilly and the Buttons - Iris
Learn to sew your own undies with this multi-style knickers pattern, created in collaboration with our favourite lingerie designer Evie La Lùve.
The step-by-step photo instructions and helpful tips make this a great project for lingerie novices.
Incredibly versatile, the mix-and-match sewing pattern includes a choice of low, mid and high legs and waistlines. They can be finished with fold over elastic and/or narrow stretch lace, depending on your style, making a total of 36 combinations!
A pleasure to sew, and a perfect scrap busting project, you can whip them up on a regular sewing machine. Once you’ve made your first pair, you’ll be hooked!
Iris includes Tilly and the Buttons' award-winning beginner-friendly instructions, with colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.
SKILL LEVEL - Confident beginner
SIZE RANGE - UK 6-24 (US 2-20 / EUR 34-52)
Main fabric: Light- to medium-weight stretch knit fabric with 40-60% 4-way stretch and good recovery, such as jersey, scuba, stretch mesh, stretch velvet.
Crotch lining fabric: Small piece of cotton jersey, bamboo jersey or similar fabric with natural content.
Sizes 1-5: 0.5m (5/8yd) x 150cm (60in) OR 115cm (45in) wide
Sizes 6-10: 0.6m (5/8yd) x 150cm (60in) OR 115cm (45in) wide
Crotch Lining Fabric
All sizes: 0.25 x 0.25m (3/8 x 3/8yd)
FOE or Narrow Stretch Lace
Sizes 1-5: 0.9m (1yd) for waistline + 1.2m (1 3/8yd) for leg openings
Sizes 6-10: 1.2m (1 1/4 yd) for waistline + 1.6 m (1 3/4yd) for leg openings
NB: Most stretch laces are suitable for all leg opening options and the low waist opening. If you want to use lace for the high and mid waist openings, make sure your lace has a similar stretch percentage to your main fabric (40-60%)
- Main fabric – see above
- Crotch lining fabric – see above
- Narrow stretch lace x 20-40mm (3/4-1 1/2in) wide AND/OR fold over elastic (FOE) x 15-20mm (5/8-3/4in) – see above
- All-purpose polyester thread to match your fabric, lace and/or FOE
- Sewing machine with an adjustable zigzag stitch, stretch needle and basic tools
- Optional: Overlocker (serger)
SIZES (body measurements)
|1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34)||61cm (24in)||84cm (33in)|
|2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36)||66cm (26in)||89cm (35in)|
|3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38)||71cm (28in)||94cm (37in)|
|4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40)||76cm (30in)||99cm (39in)|
|5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42)||81cm (32in)||104cm (41in)|
|6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44)||86.5cm (34in)||109cm (43in)|
|7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46)||91.5cm (36in)||114cm (45in)|
|8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48)||96.5cm (38in)||119.5cm (47in)|
|9 (UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50)||101.5cm (40in)||124.5cm (49in)|
|10 (UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52)||106.5cm (42in)||129.5cm (51in)|