Kazzthespazz.com | Teen lingerie set

After spreading a nasty Twitter virus around the sewing world and beyond earlier last week I’m pretty sure you all know by now that I do not possess a funny picture of you all. Arrr so sorry about that one. Let me spam you instead with some bra and knicker sets. I am slowly venturing into making bra’s for others which is a little daunting to say the least but I am determined to get my head around it all. Oh yes I am.

kazzthespazz.com| RTW top made into lingerie set

First off my Janome is this sweet set made from the above thrifted top made for my daughter. The top does absolutely nothing for me but I could totally see it sewn into bra and knickers. The fabric is really good quality, a thickish, soft, sturdy stretch lace at $3.99, Perfect!. Shopping thrifted RTW clothes to make sets from is quickly becoming my favourite thing to do, stretch lace dresses hello!! something I never would of looked twice at are being dreamed up into sets. This mauve set I made earlier was made from a thrifted top too and it’s so damn comfortable.

Kazzthespazz.com | Teen lingerie set

This bra is the Classic Pin-up Girls bra pattern, my first go making this pattern. I made up a mock-up bra for her to try on and found that I needed to adjust the width of the band making it wider and adjust the seam on the cups closer to the arms shirring off a couple of mm for a good fit. I made these changes to her paper pattern and then started cutting into this fabric.

Kazzthespazz.com | Teen lingerie set

I’m loving this picot elastic and the softer the better. The cradle is of course interfaced and all pieces are lined in a soft stretch nylon mesh with casing and underwires. My daughter said she could feel the hook and eye irritating her back so I placed a piece of the soft underwire channeling over the join which stopped the fabric from rubbing and irritating.

Kazzthespazz.com | Teen set

I loved how this sweet set turned out. They fit her like a dream, showering me with hugs saying how very very comfortable they are. Yay! A bit more sewing practice with this little sewing pattern and I’m good to go.

Kazzthespazz.com | Teen lingerie set

This little set is all woven fabric with the cradle/bridge interfaced and cut on the straight and the cups and band cut on the bias all lined in a soft nylon mesh. The fit of the bra looks and feels great on her. The knickers (Amerson) were downloaded from Madalynne’s free PDF pattern available here. Thanks Maddie. Instead of printing the pattern out on A4 bits of paper I placed the PDF into Illustrator and placed it all together and pressed print on the large digital printer at work; Love doing that! Using my inner sewing intuition I cut the large out for my daughter who is a small, if I were to cut the small I don’t think the gathering ratio would of worked out. They fit good, the centre back seam needs to be raised because they sit too low other than that they’re super cute.

Kazzthespazz.com | Teen lingerie set

Why is the back different to the front? guess? yes I ran out of fabric, I went back to Spotlight and pulled the place a part to no avail, it is a shame. I did find panda’s at least.

Kazzthespazz.com | Teen lingerie set

The perfect teen set don’t you think? my daughter loves this set she’s been swanning about the house in it like nobodies business. Perfect for these hot days we are experiencing lately.

Kazzthespazz.com | Teen lingerie set


The insides are looking neater and neater as I go, it’s the channeling that I want to improve on, it’s like sewing blind and when you turn the bra over it’s either no good or a winner. I was staring at Amy’s new polka dot bra last night and I’m just in awe of her impeccable finishing skills, something I’m hoping I’ll eventually acquire after much practice. How about you, have you tried sewing a bra? what’s on your sewing table at the moment? I have some serios blog reading to catch up on.

Kazzthespazz.com | Teen lingerie set

Today I received an email stating that my little blog has been nominated for Voices of 2013. I’m super excited because it’s kind of a big deal. It’s so nice to be recognised and appreciated and yes, yes, yes of course you can still vote for me, just head on over and tick some boxes, the creative section is where you’ll find me, how cool would that be if I won something because of you guys expressing your interest in what I do here? and of course I voted for myself who wouldn’t?

Hope you’re all having a great weekend. I’ve got some serious sewing to do, and the end of a book to finish see you next weekend.



21 Responses to “Teen Dream Lingerie Set”

  • Oh, Kazz, your new makes are so pretty! I love the idea of using rtw clothes to turn them into lingerie! The sets are so lovely!

  • Deb:

    How lucky is your daughter – these sets are just SO sweet! God luck with the blog awards!

  • Sally:

    Those sets are gorgeous. I’ve been thinking of making myself some lingerie for a while now (bought all the supplies) but haven’t had the guts to do it yet.

  • Love these, especially the ones made from the thrifted blouse! (of course that is right up my street)
    Your stuff is so beautiful, you’re seriously making me consider trying to make bras, which is not something I ever thought I’d say!

  • sylvi pell:

    Aww Kazza I’m SOOOO dam excited for you darlin & as proud as could be… simply love your Bra sets……… your so clever…. we both wish you ALL the best with everything.. you so deserve to go far with your fabulous work… ok.. going to pop over & see how I vote for you baby……. Longing to see you ALL…. it seems so long since the last time… Love you ALL Millions xxxxxxxxxx

  • Eek! What a great post to read! I’m ecstatic that the undies worked out for you, for the most part at least. They’re absolutely adorable. I love the print.

    I’ve also been sewing lingerie and just like you, I’ve been in awe of Amy’s construction skills. Everything looks so clean! I’m having a particularly hard time making the cross cup and upper seams neat as well as “pretty.” What about you? How are you finishing them?

  • congrats superb kazz! i went over to vote for you, but could only find nominations… is there a better link?

    those teen sets are a dream. i dig the contrasting pandas, i think it was a happy accident.

  • Kazz:

    Thank you so much Merche, RTW is the way to go I think. The fabrics have all been really good quality.

  • Kazz:

    Thanks Deb, she loves them which is a bonus.

  • Kazz:

    Oh Sally get to it, before you know it you’ll be making them for others too :P

  • Kazz:

    Thank you Sylv. xxoo love you too.

  • Kazz:

    Hi Maddie, I have been using either a rolled hem or a zig zag stitch. The seam tape looks like the way to go.

  • Kazz:

    Thanks Oona, that’s the only link they’ve supplied. Thanks anyway x

  • Amy:

    Kazz, so adorable! I wish I had a teen to play fashion with–you two must be having so much fun in this department. My mum helped me sew up my fantasies when I was her age. And thank you for the compliments–if there’s something in particular you’re having trouble finishing feel free to give me a shout! I’ve been venturing into making bras for others as well–it’s really helping to fit different bodies! And use materials I might not for myself.

  • Wow, you’re so clever! These look amazing, so professional.

  • Adey:

    These are so sweet & pretty! Simply delightful!

  • Kazz:

    Thanks so much Amy, I’ll definitely holla when I’m stuck. Happy bra-making.

  • Kazz:

    Thanks Kerry, they’re certainly improving with each make.

  • Kazz:

    Hi Adey, thank you lovely, I’m really enjoying making these sets, my daughter loves them too.

  • Purely awesome Kazz — and exactly why you’re one of my top undie-sewing idols!

  • Kazz:

    Aw thanks Ginny- likewise.

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