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Push up bra

Added Feb 27, 2013

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






I’ve often heard that flesh colored underwear is a staple in every women’s wardrobe, which unfortunately I didn’t have any. So this time I stayed clear of my colorful lycra stash and made a couple of basic stuff.

The pattern is Merckwaerdigh PBH30. From the description in Merckwaerdigh’s store: “a lovely mix of an underwired bra, bustier, body and thong body, all with a deep cleavage and pushing the bust up. This pattern requires some experience in handmade lingerie.” I modified this pattern to be a longline by shortening the bustier pattern.

The lower cup is lined with lycra, it also has a pocket for inserting additional padding if needed. The upper cup is stretch lace finished with picot edge elastic. The bridge is also lined with non-stretch lining to completely stabilize it and the back band is strong powernet. All the seams are enclosed inside by sandwiching them between layers when sewing. The side seams have rigilene boning between the double topstitch.

also blogged here

Material Notes

stretch lace, lycra, powernet, hook and eye




Garment Type



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    Mar 2, 2013, 07.25 AMby razieh khalili

    very good…..

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    Feb 27, 2013, 11.10 PMby Mary Athey

    I’m so impressed with.your undies, you did a fabulous job x

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    Feb 27, 2013, 09.02 AMby carottesauvage

    retro and sexy!The level of craftmanship(and engeneering) is impressive!!

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    Feb 27, 2013, 08.57 AMby michelle ><><><

    I can’t believe how amazing you have gotten at making Lingerie I’m so impressed and also envious! I remember some of your first post. I have always wanted to make my own lingerie. Thanks for your inspiration maybe someday ill have time to try. Maybe you’ll have your own intimates line soon ;) <><, Michelle

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