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70s Soft Bra Collection

Added Nov 2, 2015

by nrobson

Akl, New Zealand

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Description

Ladies Bra, and Bikini Bottom – Kombi Knits by Beverley Sharp #309A 1979

I made some undies: three sets all using the same late-70s patterns for a bra and a bikini pants. The stretch material remnants I made them out of were all more recent albeit scrappy pieces originating from the local thrift store, and weren’t large enough, or appropriate enough (especially the transparent blue lace lol) to even make a bikini set. The instructions I had to follow carefully to ensure the tension of the elastics were correct in the right places i.e. everything is tucked away (except for my guts lol, I’ve been doing lots of pre-holiday feasting). I used elastic lace to trim all edges of the bra, as well as around the uppermost edge of the pants. I did however stretch the elastic too tightly around the edges of the black set because now they are all too wavy, as seen when they’re lying on a flat surface. I referenced a real bra to assemble the shoulder extender slides and rings correctly along the elastic lace straps. My application of the hook and eye clasps leaves a bit to be desired lol. They are all very comfy matching sets. I felt like being daring so you can see the fit lol. location: ponsonby

Material Notes

4-way stretch jersey main pieces (floral, black, & sheer/blue), and jersey lining pieces (black/mesh, & white); vintage elastic underwear laces (blue, pink, tan); bra clasps: hook & eye tapes (black & white); plastic shoulder-strap slide & ring extenders (black & white)

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer, Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Lingerie/Undergarments
Style
Bohemian, Romantic, Geek, Vintage
Material
Chiffon, Blends, Knits/Jersey, Lace/Sequins, Silk, Velvet

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    Nov 28, 2015, 10.04 PMby chanelleaj

    I want this pattern in my life, I’m on the hun immediately. Love this style bra – great job!

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      Nov 28, 2015, 10.55 PMby nrobson

      Thanks very much, I shall attach a pic of the pattern i used (view H) if that will help at all lol. =)

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      Jan 15, 2016, 01.15 AMby chanelleaj

      Just seen the pattern pic update – thanks!

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    Nov 4, 2015, 02.36 AMby izbott

    It’s a wonderful collection. Great colours!

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      Nov 4, 2015, 01.49 PMby nrobson

      thanks darling! great to hear the colors are good too X

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    Nov 3, 2015, 01.43 AMby RedBelka

    Beautiful sets! Very well done! I should try making some undies and bras.

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      Nov 3, 2015, 10.46 AMby nrobson

      thanking you RedBelka, they turned out to be very comfy, a challenge at times to make tho lolz! XD

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    Nov 2, 2015, 10.09 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Impressive and Lovely sets! :-)

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      Nov 3, 2015, 10.46 AMby nrobson

      thank you that is very lovely to hear Ellen dear X

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    Nov 2, 2015, 09.44 PMby Mary Athey

    These are lovely and fit you very well x

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      Nov 3, 2015, 10.45 AMby nrobson

      thank you Mary very much my honey =D

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    Nov 2, 2015, 06.03 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Very pretty! If I had to choose I would prefer the bright blue one!!!

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      Nov 3, 2015, 10.45 AMby nrobson

      thanking you Elpida! its cool to know your preferred pick, great feedback info X

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    Nov 2, 2015, 05.45 PMby SueMH

    Very cute,

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      Nov 3, 2015, 10.44 AMby nrobson

      Thanks so much Sue! =D

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    Nov 2, 2015, 05.29 PMby liliv-1

    These are super cute!!

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      Nov 3, 2015, 10.44 AMby nrobson

      Thank you very much my Liliv! X

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