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 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.
Black leaf bra
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…
A Nude tee-shirt bra
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.
Polkadot bra with Makebra DL04 and matching lace trimmed panties
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!
Blush lacy bra
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…
Sewing a blue lace bra and panties
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!
The new MakeBra online course / MakeBran uusi verkkokurssi
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 in black
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.