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|Other: Merckwaerdigh BHS10 (Bras) - Type:Lingerie |
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|Fabric:||Lace [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: 5 different bras - a soft bra/ bikini top, a luxury sport bra, a laced soft bra, an all lace underwire bra and a smooth padded bra. --->I made the first view, a soft bra/bikini top.|
Pattern Sizing: European sizes: 30A- 42A. 28B - 40B, 28C - 38C, 28D - 36D. I made a size 38A.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? All Merckwaerdigh pattern directions are minimal, but every step is listed and took me straight through without any issue. Her patterns are not courses in HOW to make lingerie and really meant for folks who've made at least one or two other bits of lingerie already. The pattern tells you to use a serger for the seams-- not necessary (I use a serger regularly for my sewing and just don't think it's 100% needed on this.) I used only my regular sewing machine. My stitch length settings: Straight- 2.4 / zig zag- 2.4 (width) and 2.0 (length) / 3-step zig zag- 4 (width) and 1.5 (length)
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I'm an underwire sort of girl and it was nice to try an soft bra without them. It's a super simple bra pattern and is open to making it your own. It reminds me of a lot of the sweet and adorable french vintage style bras I've seen in the sewing blogosphere recently.
Fabric Used: A mix of stretch lace, stretch satin, powernet, vintage velvet (the bow), and various elastics. The pattern calls for using only a single stretch fabric but I wanted to use lots of materials I had in my stash.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Instead of using fabric for the straps I used elastic strapping adjusted to fit me. The straps are not adjustable. I used lots of different fabrics instead of the suggested one fabric in one layer. I layered stretch satin and powernet for the back. I layered stretch satin under the lower cup.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew it again. I do recommend this bra pattern. You can use it for a bikini swim suit top, too.
Conclusion: Super sweet bra. Not much support or the sort of shape one can get with an underwire bra, but great for casual, lounging wear. Merckwaedigh patterns are really great! I plan to make all of the 5 bra patterns in this pattern. See and read more on my blog!
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