Introducing a versatile undergarment pattern designed explicitly for drag queens: the "Waist Cover Undergarment". Crafted to flawlessly cover the waist area, it's the perfect solution for concealing skin, corsets, or multiple layers of tights. Designed to sit snugly right under the bust, think of it as a reversible bikini bottom with extended coverage. This undergarment offers a dual-purpose; not only is it great for outfits with waist cutouts, but it can also be confidently worn on its own, paired with a stylish bra and your favorite heels. Tailored for the comfort and glamour of drag, this pattern is a must-have in every queen's sewing arsenal.
Begin by gathering the shell's front and back fabric pieces. Place them right sides together and stitch along the crotch seam using a stretch stitch, zig-zag stitch, or a serger. Repeat the same for the lining fabric.
Align your shell and lining with the right sides facing each other. Proceed to sew along the leg openings.
Turn the undergarment right side out. At the sides, the fabric should naturally fold over, revealing the wrong side.
Pin the front and back sides at the seam of the leg holes together. Layout the sides fabric so they overlap.
Stitch the front and back sides of both the shell and lining, with their right sides facing each other.
Gently roll the fabric over to flip the garment right side out. At this point, both the undergarment's lining and shell should be connected, leaving the top waist unsewn.
For the elastic, measure it to match the undergarment's waist circumference. For a snugger fit, reduce the elastic's length by 1-2 inches. Once cut, fold the elastic in half and sew its ends to form a loop.
Position the elastic onto the garment, stretching it uniformly around the waist's top. Align the elastic's seam with one of the undergarment's side seams.
Stitch the top of the elastic to the undergarment's upper edge.
Fold the elastic over once or twice and sew along its bottom edge, anchoring it to the waist. This forms the waistband.
Finish by topstitching around the leg openings for a polished look.