I decided to take a little break from historical sewing and make some new sets of bras and panties for myself.
I made a flowery summer bra with the pattern MakeBra DL04 and a few pairs of Acacia underwear panties to go with it.
I made this blue DL04 bra at the Ompelino Christmas party where I gave a bra-making demonstration. Once more the material choises affected the design.
I got this lovely black sheer knit mesh fabric via Minerva Blogger Network and I thought it would be perfect for a bra. I had black push-up foam bra cups already waiting in my stash, so I decided to use one of my go-to bra patterns: The Amanda and Alyssa pattern by Pin-up Girls. Disclaimer: I am a Minerva affiliate but my opinions are my own. This mesh fabric came in two colourways, grey and black. I chose the black as it is easier to combine with the black bra cups. The leaf pattern has been created out of thread loops which makes it slightly three-dimensional. It doesn’t fray badly…
I needed a nude tee-shirt bra to wear under my light-coloured summer tops so I made myself one using Pin-up Girls Amanda/Alyssa pattern.
I made MakeBra DL04 bra and matching panties out of pretty polka-dot lycra fabric and added pretty lace trims. Some free sewing tips are included!
This bra took me months to finish! I bought this quite heavy embroidered tulle lace for bra making sometime last spring when I first started making underwear. However, nothing seemed to fit with it. I wanted to make a blush bra and not a white one with blush details. This led me into experimenting with fabric dyes and finding fabric from strange places! The pattern I used was again Pin-up girls Alyssa. Dyeing experiments I used to believe that you cannot dye man-made fibres. Then I found out that there are special dyes meant just for those. Some online sources lead me to try iDye poly dyes by Jacquard, especially…
I made a foam cup bra that is entirely covered in lace plus matching panties. Here are some of my sewing tips on how to handle lace in lingerie making!
I tested the new online course by Make Bra, where you'll learn how to sew a foam-cup bra. Testasin Make Bran uutta verkkokurssia, jossa opetellaan ompelemaan vuoritetut rintaliivit.
MakeBra DL01 has a three-part cup which makes it easy to add some pretty lace details to a part of the cup. I modified the pattern for short underwires.