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My first lingerie set

Added May 19, 2011

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






I made my first lingerie set! All the fabric and notions are bought as a kit from ElingerieA, enough for one bra and two panties. The bra pattern is also bought from Elingeria and it is called Pin-up Girls Classic Bra #1230, a classic bra with full band that can be made with or without underwires. The instruction booklet is really helpful and perfect for a newbie like me.

I don’t like bra with underwires or padded cups, so I choose to make mine without underwires. According to the instruction booklet, I am size 30B, which is a size that I have never found in the stores.

The finished bra fits wonderfully! Although the cups have no underwires, they have enough support and are very comfortable. The panties are also very comfortable, not to mention that they are beautiful. My husband also agrees with me that they are indeed beautiful :D

The panties pattern was bought from Merckwaerdigh at Etsy. It is called Merckwaerdigh Mix30 with bra, panties, and knickers pattern in several sizes, mine is size S.

also blogged here

Material Notes

lycra, powernet, elastics




Garment Type


bra kit and pattern
panties pattern

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    Mar 2, 2013, 02.22 PMby Oana F.

    I like your lingerie sets. I appreciate this one especially because you didn’t use underwires. I’ve seen that for the next ones you added them. Is it because this one doesn’t offer enough support? And if so, do you have any pattern recommendation that would offer enough support without underwires? I am asking because I see that you have some experience with sewing bras, and maybe you know. :) Thank you!

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      Mar 3, 2013, 10.38 AMby verypurpleperson

      This pattern can be used with or without underwires but generally bra without underwires can’t give as much support as the one with underwires.
      I used to feel uncomfortable wearing bra with underwires but then I found out it was because I didn’t wear the right size. All my bras after this set have underwires and and they are very comfortable :)

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    Jun 3, 2011, 06.05 PMby sarahcee

    unbelievable. and extremely sexy!! you inspire me =)

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    May 25, 2011, 07.11 PMby RoniBarr

    Beautiful! Absoloutly stunning! I’ve been dying to learn how to make my own bras for a while now. Got any other books on thetopic thatyou could recommend? Took any courses? I was thinking of getting the Bra Maker’s Manual…. Anyone have anything to say about it? Got any advice…?

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      May 26, 2011, 02.56 AMby verypurpleperson

      I didn’t take any course actually, just read a few tutorials on the internet, especially from Sigrid (http://sewingtutorials.blogspot.com/2008/05/ling-erie.html). The pattern that I used (Pin-up Girls) for the bra also has wonderful instructions.

      I’ve heard about the Bra Maker’s Manual, it seems like a good one since everyone is talking about it.

      Can’t wait to see yours soon! :)

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    May 20, 2011, 05.01 PMby gedwoods

    Congratulations. They look beautiful… but so does everything else you do! I love the luminescent transparency of these! I can’t wait to see more!

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      May 26, 2011, 02.52 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you dear gedwoods! I enjoyed making these, can’t wait to find more supplies for my next!

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    May 20, 2011, 06.15 AMby loyl8

    fantastic and beautiful!!! great job. You always do. :)

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    May 20, 2011, 04.52 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    “la perla” would be very dissapointed seeing this fantastic set of lingerie! you made such a great set and in such a professional way, i can not belive that this is your first ever project in lingerie! FANTASTIC!!

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    May 20, 2011, 02.05 AMby rogue-cellist

    fantastic job :-) I keep meaning to start sewing my own bras… lets just say my size isn’t too easy to find in the shops either. I might try ordering a kit.

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    May 19, 2011, 10.46 PMby suzeb

    That is AWESOME. I love it

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    May 19, 2011, 06.42 PMby cweeks

    Wow I live this. I have been thinking about making my own undies for a while now. I have major issues with fit and thought this might be the solution. Thanks for posting very inspiring!

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    May 19, 2011, 04.25 PMby sewella

    I admire your determination to make it and it looks quite luxurious Novita! Great job!

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    May 19, 2011, 04.13 PMby hukilaulei

    The colors make me think of a creamsicle! Perfect for summer! You did great!

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    May 19, 2011, 04.01 PMby mahaila

    WOW! these look great! I have always hesitated at attempting to make underwear, but yours look so good. I should really give it a try. Great work!

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    May 19, 2011, 02.26 PMby inochka

    Very classic stylish look

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    May 19, 2011, 01.27 PMby Dilyana Drumeva


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    May 19, 2011, 01.24 PMby carottesauvage

    That’s really awesome! this set is feather-like in term of weigh. Must have been quite tricky to assemble.

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      May 19, 2011, 02.24 PMby verypurpleperson

      Turned out that they are not as difficult as I have expected. The instruction from Pin-up Girls pattern is terrific :)

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