Free Pattern: Rosy Ladyshorts

Rosy Ladyshorts: Free Lingerie Pattern

Rosy Ladyshorts: Line Drawing


Frou-frou meets everyday in these easy-to-make lace boyshorts that sit at the hips. The legs and waist are finished with elastic lace trim for softness. Designed for a lightweight 4-way stretch lace with 60-70% stretch. You can also try stretch mesh or your favorite jersey. (Some tips on stretch fabrics are included!)

download the pdf


I’ve included both instructions and pattern in the same pdf, which will print on both U.S. Letter and A4 paper. When printing, remember to turn off page scaling and print at 100%. (I recommend using Adobe Reader.) The pattern has a grid on each page that makes it easy to tape and line up the pages together. Don’t cut off the little gray sides of the pattern, because this gives you overlapping space.

tutorials and more info:

Introduction to Ladyshorts
Fabric and Material Suggestions
Ladyshorts Construction Tutorial

Downloading troubles?
Sometimes browsers using pdf plugins will not display the entire document correctly. Internet Explorer is notorious for this. If you are having trouble viewing the pattern in IE, try downloading the pattern onto your harddrive by right-clicking on the link and “save as”. Then open it separately in Adobe Reader. ♥ Amy


  1. Emily November 5, 2012 at 12:54 am #

    I just found your blog recently when someone linked to it in a comment on Sewaholic’s blog post about sewing panties. I just wanted to let you know that I made up not one, but TWO Rosy Ladyshorts tonight! All while my husband made dinner! It’s a great pattern!

    I posted a review at PatternReview here.

    Thank you!!!!!!

    • Amy November 8, 2012 at 1:36 am #

      Thanks for the review, Emily! The feedback is really helpful.

  2. Audrey November 5, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    I saw Emily’s review on PR… I’m downloading this pattern.

  3. Alyssa November 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    Thank you so much for the pattern! Found your blog thru Disparate Disciples blog

  4. Mari November 7, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    Thanks so much for making this pattern & providing it free. I’ve made two pairs already, love them & can’t wait to make more. :)

  5. blacklabel January 9, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Im so digging these brooks & thanks for the free pattern. Im downloading this now & as soon as I finish a few things on my {ALTERATIONS} list, I will be putting these on the cutting table! Lovely blog BTW.

    • Amy January 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

      Thank you!

  6. elise February 1, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    Thank you for the instructions and free pattern.
    You’ve such a wonderfully interesting and lovely blog , I’m truly enjoying it!

  7. Linda February 8, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    Hi! I was trying to look at the pattern, but from what I could see the PDF shows only one of 13 pages. I’m wondering if others are having a problem with the PDF as well…?

    • Amy February 8, 2013 at 11:56 pm #

      Linda, what software are you using to open it?

  8. Linda February 27, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I can’t download the pattern

    • Amy February 28, 2013 at 2:56 am #

      Hi Linda, if you could give me some specifics, that would be awesome! I am at the mercy of my blog software on this. When you click the link, does it take you to a page? And what browser are you using?

  9. Vicki March 9, 2013 at 2:14 am #

    Hi Amy,

    I made my first pair of Rosy lady shorts and had no trouble putting them together and they fit well. Thank you!! I did find that they don’t cover much of my backside (I’m pretty flat back there and used a size 4). Not that that is a problem just different from the photo.

  10. Marie March 13, 2013 at 6:25 am #

    Hi! I’ve found you via projects on the burdastyle site and I like your ladyshorts pattern! Thanks for sharing, I will download it to try it in the next time! I also find the tutorial on how to make them very helpful, especially the part about adding the elastics!
    Greetings from Switzerland

  11. marisa March 23, 2013 at 1:59 am #

    super! 10/10

  12. AmyInNH April 17, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    Thank you! I detest the side seams that dig into my skin and so the one central seam per side is a perfect solution. Thanks for sharing this.