With their delicate overlapped side curves, the Nixie Briefs are cute, playful and feminine, all while keeping your bum happily covered at all times.
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.
Nixie are the perfect undie pattern for confident beginners. Take your time with the side curves and use a Tricot (or wide zig-zag) stitch around the elastic – you’ll have the prettiest and comfiest pair of knickers you’ve ever worn.
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.