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.
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.
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!
Pin-up Girls Alyssa foam-cup bra
Now that I have a tested pattern for a foam-cup bra I wanted to make something pretty with lace. Luckily the Pin-up Girls Alyssa has lace covered foam cups. I did make, however, some modifications...