bra and panty
Added Dec 12, 2009
Bra without underwires (I’ve made one with underwires but that was a while back, but I found the channeling pretty hard to sew on. Since this is the first (underwear) project I made in two years or so I decided to start it easy ;)). The patterns is based on the triangle bikini top pattern on pattern school.
I think it makes the natural shape of my breasts come out quite nicely, so for that I’m content.
At the time I took the picture, the straps were straight. I thought it might look better when I crossed them, so I did (doesn’t make that much of a diffrence). Another point for imrpovement is the underwith; the bra is a bit to wide.
As for the panty; I used quite an old pattern, which doesn’t fit that well anymore. I should go on and investigate to find something that fits me perfectly ;), but that’ll take time.
The lace is only on the front (I cut it for something else that din’t work out) and it is a bit unevenly processed, but as my mother uses to say; this way you can see i’ts made by hand.
I’m most content about the waist elastic I picked.
some stretchy knit, about 50 cm for width; I could make this set thrice out of that amount of fabric but you’ll need the width.
Lace: 20cm or so for the panty, a lot more (1,5 metre?) for the bra.
I used strap elastic for the panty waist and the bra underband, for the whole set less then 2m.
A bit of lingerie elastic for the back part of the bra (50cm?).
Hook and eye closure, crotch fabric (soft cotton), “eyes and eights” for ajusting the bra straps.