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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

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