The Betty High Waist Panties

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The Betty High Waist Panties Pattern


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Sewing: The Betty High Waist Panties
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Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • sew lingerie elastic
  • sew bias cut fabrics
  • ease together curved seams
  • work with knits

Pattern Description:

The First Pattern in this collection is for classic, princess-seam high waist knickers, the perfect addition to any sewists wardrobe. This pattern is designed for Stretch Knits, but when used in combination can accommodate Stretch-Wovens, or loose-weaves cut on the bias. This pattern has been hand drafted then digitized.

This is an intermediate pattern and requires familiarity with sewing and finishing knit fabrics, sewing lingerie elastic, and easing curved seams together.

Four sizes are included in this PDF, print-at-home pattern
X-Small - 33"-35" Hip
Small - 36"-37" Hip
Medium - 38"-39" Hip
Large - 40"-41" Hip
***Always sew a test garment using fabrics of similar weights, stretch and resiliency to test the fit, these measurements are guidelines only. Measurements based on 4-way stretch knit fabrics.***

Required Fabric
Side Panels - 1/2 yard Knit Fabric
Front and Pack Panels - 1/2 yard contrast stretch fabric

Suggested Fabrics
Jersey Knit, Tricot, 4 way stretch fabrics, stretch lace, stretch velvet, spandex & lycra blends. Cotton Knit for crotch lining (scrap, or 1/4 yard)

Required Notions
2 yards lingerie elastic (picot edged, or fold over)

***This pattern is for individual use only***Do not resell!***

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • X-Small - 33"-35" Hip
  • Small - 36"-37" Hip
  • Medium - 38"-39" Hip
  • Large - 40"-41" Hip


  • satin 1/2 yard
  • stretch knit 1/2 yard
  • lingerie elastic 2 yards
  • 1 small piece of cotton jersey for lining

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 3 reviews)
IndoorKitty on

Good Sexy Pants  February 4, 2013

I've been looking for "Mad Men" underwear for eons. (Why must every cute bra come with a thong?) I made this pair to coordinate with a longline bra from Frederick's. They look great together, although the panties now highlight how shoddy the Fredericks's workmanship and materials are.

My only suggestions would be the addition of a few reference triangles to make matching the side pieces easier. I was working with a slippery stretchy annoying side fabric; I would have loved to have ...

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Yvette Ramsdale on

Excellent High waisted Panties  January 28, 2013

The pattern was very easy to follow, from start to finish. I would definitely make more. I loved the pattern

Mrs. Depew on

Excellent Sew Easy!  January 17, 2013

This pattern is great! It's beautifully drafted and the instructions make perfect sense. You'll love sewing these panties. I thought that they might look a bit Granny Panties on me but instead I looked like a total bombshell!

About Designer

About Designer

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by OhhhLulu
Orillia, ON
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My name is Sarah and I am the owner/designer/maker behind Ohhh Lulu Lingerie & Apparel. I love sewing, and am excited to share my patterns with you. My sewing patterns are drafted by hand, then manually digitized. Many of these pieces are easy to sew, but do require a good knowledge of working with knits, applying elastic, and easing in curved seams .

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