I've been sewing pretty much everyday this past week but the two projects before this lingerie didn't pan out as I had hoped. I was extremely frustrated since I had to scrap a simple top I where I used a Patrones pattern, it wasn't even worth a photo shoot. I also made a Burda hat which I may eventually photograph, but it's just not my favorite. So with two failures in a row I wanted easy and reliable results to cheer me up! So I pulled out my favorite bra pattern and this easy undies pattern. And VOILA! Pretty lingerie that I can wear any ole time.
I've made the Kwik Sew 3300 bra several times already, I wear a black lace one constantly because it fits like a glove. The cups have a nice, natural, rounded shape, not pointy or matronly like some bra patterns can be. I made View A for this set.
I've made the Merckwaerdigh MIX30 undies to match that black lacey bra (but failed to photograph them when I did... I like to take pics BEFORE ever wearing lingerie... otherwise I feel like I'm just taking photos of used underwear then posting it on the internet.)
I had this fabric and notions kit from Merckwaerdigh in my stash for some time. This was the first time I ever used one of her kits, they are really nice and they include everything I needed. There was plenty of lace, fabric and various elastics for the set... plus I have extra of the colorful printed material and the lace for another a little project in the future. I love all the colors, the green lining, the navy blue picot elastic, the purple lace (it's really very purple but the dreary, gray light from the rainy day cast a bit of a blue hue to it.)
I did stretch the fabric out a smidge as I sewed up the undies. The fabric is very stretchy, I think I should have paid closer attention to the tension. But no matter... the slightly wavy edges completely disappear when I put them on. These are some nicer quality undies, well finished, pretty and great for everyday wear.
I always have used powernet on my bands thinking I want firm support. I've got minimal stuff to support here (I made a 36B) so I just doubled up on the colorful printed fabric on the bra bands. This seems to be just fine for everyday wear. Still I think I'll use powernet for future bras, I just like the support is gives.
I wish I could buy a new fabric and notions kit whenever I feel like but the shipping from Europe adds up. I do have a notions kit in red waiting for me in my stash. I have to pace myself! I have so many other lovely patterns to work with from my sewing magazines I've collected in the past year.
Now that I've done my photography I can wear these! And then start up a new project tonight.