I felt it was time to knock out a new lingerie set for myself, something classy to go under all the plaid I have been wearing lately. The weather is heating up but because it’s Melbourne we’re still experiencing some chilly days so I can extend the plaid wearing where I can. Plaid really is for winter but I guess nobody knows when it’s underneath your clothes.
Do you like the brown and gold plaid (woven) teamed with the black stretch satin? I used my faithful Elan 645 bra pattern which I worked on perfecting the fit earlier this year. You can never have too many bra and knicker sets especially when they’re tailored to your exact measurements; comfort and support quickly become the first thing you appreciate when sewing your own.
So, yes naturally the woven has been turned on the bias for stretch both in the bra cups and knickers. The bra’s bridge is stabilised and lined with a soft black stretch netting. This set is too big for my mannequin which is a size 6 I’ve pinned it back so it looks flattering and the knickers don’t look like a size 12 nappy.
The back of the knickers are black stretch satin with mesh side inserts.
I’m really happy with this set. She looks very classy on and the fit is perfect.
Underwire of course finished off with a velvet bow and gold complementary button. Pretty with a side of rock’n’roll!
God damn I have been feeling seriously uninspired lately, do you get like that? I hope it doesn’t last for too long it’s kind of worrying me, nothing sewing-related seems to be exciting me lately, both online and in my own sewing space I wonder what this means. I’ve laid off Pinterest for a bit because that place can seriously wipe you of all creativity as much as inspire you, it’s a weird thing, it can become all-too overwhelming I think. I have lost my sewing mojo once before but nothing like this. I guess it’s to be expected. I have however been spending lots of sewing-time with my daughter teaching her bits and pieces which has been wonderful and so much fun, she’s catching on and like me loves to express herself through clothes and there’s no better way to do so when you can sew them yourself. A skill for life.
While this set turned out great and I’m so pleased with it, I don’t want to repeat myself when it comes to talking about the construction…Boring! if you want to know more about the construction of the Elan 645 I have sewn it a couple of times before and I may have talked more in-depth about fitting so feel free to check my lingerie category. Otherwise, I feel I’m just repeating myself. The best place to visit for all things ‘bra-sewing’ is Amy’s blog- Cloth Habit. So good. In the meantime I’m off to find my mojo.