From Sewing Machine to Boudoir: The Magic of Making Your Own Bras and panties at home
I decided to take a little break from historical sewing and make some new sets of bras and panties for myself. I have my favourite patterns and I mix and match patterns and techniques depending on what materials I have at hand.
I decided to fix the sad state of my underwear drawer and spend a week sewing myself some new bras and panties.
Some links for people interested in learning to sew bras and underwear
Patterns and materials used in this video:
Megan Nielsen Acacia underwear
More materials (elastics and foam cups):
I also recommend checking out Etsy where you can find many patterns and materials for underwear sewing.
Pictures of the finished sets
The pink underwear set, MakeBra DL04, and Megan Nielsen Acacia. Both patterns were modified to fit me:
The blue underwear set based on Pin-Up Girls Amanda & Alyssa pattern and Acacia:
The floral set using the same patterns as above:
The champagne set, again with the same patterns:
All the panties in a row.
You can notice how I’ve mixed and matched elastics from my stash as I mostly had short amounts. I probably should learn to buy bigger amounts in one go! Just one pair of panties uses almost 2 metres of elastic and if I want to make several pairs I should buy at least 6 metres at one time. These panties above used over 16 metres of elastic!
Check out also my old bra-making posts here:
Pin-up Girl’s Alyssa foam cup bra
MakeBra DL03 – A balconette bra
That is quite a list! If you go through them, you’ll notice how much my skills have improved. I know better how to combine materials and my sewing looks much better. Still, there’s always room for improvement!
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All beautifu !
What a beautiful collection of lingerie ! I admire the selection of satin and lace. May I ask you where you bought the preformed foam shells for the bras ? Sorry if my English vocabulary is not acurate. I hope you understand what I mean. All the best.
Thank you! The pre-formed cups are from B-wear and Kl24 or Karnaluks as they call the crafting department store in Estonia. They both have online shops so you can easily order from there!
Oh sorry ! I just found the link to KL24. Thank you.