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Self Drafted Pattern: 29655-1005 (Turquoise lingerie set) - Type:Lingerie
Review submitted in Lingerie Challenge Contest 2013 Contest    printable version
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Reviewed by:squirrellypoo
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Posted on:10/23/13 6:36 AM
Project Photo:Self Drafted Pattern: 29655-1005 by squirrellypoo

Self Drafted Pattern: 29655-1005 by squirrellypoo  Self Drafted Pattern: 29655-1005 by squirrellypoo  
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I've sewn a LOT of bras, and I've found it's pretty easy to make ones that look very pretty, but it's incredibly difficult to make ones that fit, are comfortable, and that flatter. After something like 8 or 9 attempts, I finally think I've cracked it with this one.

Pattern Description:
I'd painstakingly traced a RTW bra, then muslined, and altered that pattern to create the eyelash bra. The cups on that one were fine, but I have some gorgeous turquoise lace in my stash from Danglez' closing down sale (sniff!), and it was too narrow for my one-dart cup pattern. So before I could even start sewing, I had to do some pattern drafting manipulation first - introducing some seam lines to account for the narrow lace, split and rotate the dart around a bit, and voila! Now I've got a three part cup!

I was so happy with the fit of this bra that I made myself a matching pair of Lacey Thongs (my free downloadable pattern, if you'd forgotten!) to go with it. Seriously, I love these panties, and I can't have too many in my lingerie drawer! The turquoise lace here was only slightly stretchy, so I erred on the larger size with my pattern, and I'm glad I did because they fit great. (Photos)

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I have a bra pattern that FITS! Scream it from the mountaintop!

Particulars seem small in comparison to this fact, though - All the elastics were sewn on first with zigzag, then with three-step zigzag so the picot edges are just peeking out, the lace cup seams were all topstitched to reduce bulk, and I used narrower picot elastic on the leg edges of the panties. I finished it both pieces off with a little bow motif! (Detail photos)

Conclusion:
I am so, so excited to finally have a bra that I've made that fits, is flattering and comfortable, and a gorgeous, comfortable set to make me feel great underneath whatever I'm wearing. I'm so pleased with this that I've already started on another set!

To see way more photos (including shots of me modelling it, eep), and my tips on sewing your own bras, head over to FehrTrade.com!
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Immelu said...
Gorgeous!!
10/23/13 7:01 AM
MrsCharisma said...
Beautiful work!!!
10/23/13 7:04 AM
Quickie said...
nice set
10/23/13 7:06 AM
Baja Susana said...
Love the color, and the design, lovely
10/23/13 8:53 AM
JDpenelope said...
Pretty! Lots of great info here. Will refer to it if/when I make my own bra. Thanks.
10/23/13 9:11 AM
ArtAttack said...
Beautiful! I've made many bras, too, and find myself always reaching for a RTW for the perfect fit. I would like to tackle that as you have. I LOVE all of my Lacey Thongs! A girl simply cannot have too many of those!
10/23/13 9:20 AM
Dee2 said...
Beautiful set! Congrats on getting the fit you wanted.
10/23/13 10:14 AM
SavageCoco said...
OUTSTANDING WORKMANSHIP!
10/23/13 10:36 AM
GoSewGirl said...
Oooh, la la! Very nice set and I love the color. So pretty!
10/23/13 6:09 PM
chenille said...
Gorgeous! Congrats on your fitting success - a well fit bra is just priceless.
10/24/13 0:49 AM
pdiddly said...
lovely set
10/24/13 6:59 AM
annakeeton said...
Very pretty and well made set!
10/24/13 8:52 AM
RLL said...
How pretty!
10/24/13 12:11 PM
RLL said...
How pretty!
10/24/13 12:13 PM
Judy Kski said...
Nice work on this beautiful set.
10/24/13 12:18 PM
lacroise1 said...
what a beautiful set!
10/24/13 4:30 PM
Michelle T said...
Very pretty bra and knickers.
10/25/13 10:33 AM
sewmaris said...
Squirrellypoo - NICE job!! I love the color, and fit is everything in lingerie, right? Beautiful!!
10/26/13 1:35 AM
Annette Wright said...
What an lovely set you made. A bra that fits is awesome. I would like to try your thong pattern.
10/27/13 6:37 PM
Carolyn.S said...
That's a wonderful looking lingerie set, gorgeous colour, and congratulations on a great fit!
10/30/13 8:05 AM
Sunnie49 said...
Well done on sewing, fit, and appearance!
11/5/13 7:27 AM
treefrog said...
Gorgeous set. I love the colour
11/6/13 4:28 PM
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