Our MyFit Underwear PDF Pattern is the answer to your ill fitting underwear problems. The MyFit Underwear program utilizes your actual body measurements to create a pattern that will fit you just right. By customizing how we take our measurements, you can have perfectly fitting underwear throughout pregnancy.
To get the best fit for your maternity underwear, let's take an in depth look at measuring for the MyFit Underwear while pregnant. The MyFit Underwear has multiple waistband options that can be used to get just the fit you are looking for.
For all waistband options the waist will be defined as:
Waist: The waist measurement should be taken at the desired top of waistband - just as we would when measuring for non-maternity underwear. The waist measurement will be the circumference of the torso connecting the spots where we measure rise and depth to in front and back. The waist does not have to be level to ground, it can be tipped like our rise and depth.
The MyFit Underwear has multiple waistband options, all of which will work, although a contour band may not be the best choice during pregnancy as it is usually most helpful when the waist is smaller than hips.
The crossover bands with dual front is a nice option during pregnancy since the center front dips and the dual front adds extra protection and support. The crossover band is skill level confident beginner waistband finishing so we recommend sewing a yoga band waistband first to check fit. In our Facebook group we have a video walkthrough to assist with the Crossover Waistband.
Option 1: Low belly Rise
For a low belly maternity band, measure front depth (light blue) and front rise (dark blue) to the top of the desired waistband.
The height of the waistband will be determined by either the width of your elastic if choosing elastic waistband, preset height for binding, or if choosing bands, the generator will take you to a screen asking how tall you would like your waistband to be. For low belly maternity band, 3" (7.5cm) may be preferred.
For a low belly maternity band, the back depth (light blue) and back rise (dark blue) will be measured to a higher level than than the front depth and rise, because when the band is narrower, we need to ensure the waistband is tipped so there is enough coverage in back.
The back depth for a low belly band might be in the 5-8” range, with the back rise larger and measured to same point.
Option 2: Under Belly Rise
For the under belly band, you may want to make band height fairly narrow, 1-2” for example. Keep in mind under the belly band may be prone to rolling. Changing to elastic instead of fabric band is an option to avoid rolling.
For an under the belly maternity band, measure front depth (light blue) and front rise (dark blue) to even lower location, so that band remains as low as possible. This will be location of top of waistband.
As explained above, for a low belly band back depth (light blue) and back rise (dark blue) will be measured to higher level than than front depth and rise, because when band is narrower, we need to ensure the waistband is tipped so there is enough coverage in back.
Back depth for low belly or under belly band might be in the 5-8” range, with back rise larger and measured to same point. Again it is measured to top of waistband.
I hope this helps on your path to perfect fitting maternity underwear! If you have any questions or want to share your underwear, we are always available in our Facebook group and we would love to see you there.
Thanks for joining us today, Cynthia and the Apostrophe Team