New Sewing Pattern Release! The Nixie Briefs...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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

Undies are something I've been meaning to make for a very long time and the design for Nixie has been in my head for equally as long.  I wanted my undies to be super comfy (like a big warm hug for your bum), while still being a little flirty and something a bit different with those fun design lines I love adding into all of my patterns.

Plus, it just seemed like the perfect time to release a little scrap-busting pattern to sign out the year with. If you've made a Gable, Bronte or Juniper, I'm sure you'll have plenty of lovely little scraps just begging to be turned into your very own Nixie Briefs - they were designed with the same fabrics in mind, just for that very purpose.

The Details

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.

High-waist Nixie with front overlap and lingerie elastic.

Hipster Nixie with back overlap and fold over elastic.

Skill Level

Nixie are the perfect undie pattern for confident beginners. Take your time with the side curves and use a tricot (or wide zigzag) 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.

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.

So, what do you think of Nixie?

You can purchase your Nixie Brief sewing pattern for just $8 USD directly from my shop using the button below.

The links to your Nixie Brief pattern will be emailed directly to you where you'll be able to choose from the easy-to-assemble A4/Letter version - with included Layers Function - OR the A0/Print Shop version (or both!).

I'd love to hear how you're getting along making your very own Nixie Briefs, so why not tag me on Instagram or use the hashtag #NixieBriefs so I can see your pants (not necessarily on... hehe).

If you have any questions, please sing out.

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