Friday, October 26, 2007

This item does fit

Thanks for the positive comments on the pants fit. Yesterday very late at night I tried the fish-eye dart, but it dit not solve the problem. Most probably I need to do a diagonal wedge, but my DH is not the best judge in these matters (I showed him the pants and he said not to fuss any more, they were much better already, and certainly better than anything rtw). Sweet, but I want them to really fit. Tomorrow I'll be seeing my mother, and will ask her to pin the extra width away and try to solve this fitting issue. Keep you posted, as from the comments I've seen that more people are strugling with this.

In the meantime I've something to show you that does fit: my new bra. I've started taking a few lessons again, so every two weeks on Thursday evening I'm trying to extend my knowledge of lingerie making. This is one of the results. This item has perfect fit, and I wanted to make it symmetrical, with good result.
Special about this one is the (non stretch) lace that goes under the under cup and makes a diagonal into the side panel.
One picture to illustrate how I made this with a little dart. The dart is edgestitched, because of the real small seam.

The long cut in the pattern is for the lycra part. The scribble says that I must remember to add 1 cm seam allowance on that side. The seam allowance on the


  1. WOW, WOW, WOW! Beautiful bra! To buy anything like that in RTW *and* to have it fit is at least $50USD and most likely more. Maybe I should try sewing lingerie. You really have got me thinking about it, with the pretty things you make. Maybe next summer when I have more time. Meanwhile, keep posting your things to remind me!

  2. Thanks for the detailed look at your very beautiful bra. Seeing that seam in the center of the bridge was a small "aha" moment. Your fabric and work is perfect. Thanks for blogging about your sewing.

  3. That is amazing, beautiful and gorgeous, Sigrid :) I really want to take a lingerie making class from you! It's so beautiful and I'm sooo in love with beautiful lingerie!

  4. What pattern did you use, Sigrid? And also, did you use foam? I don't know how it's called but all my RTW bras are made from fabric fused to some foam and I was wondering where I could find such things. I've tried buying foam in furniture shops and fusing fabric to it with dozens of strips of steam a seam... but the result wasn't great :(

  5. That is beautiful! I'd love to be able to sew lingerie.

  6. Wow! This is so beautiful. Worth hundreds of euros for sure. I made a bra ages ago, and you inspire me to make another. (although, it will be nothing in comparison to that beauty!)

  7. Such a beautiful bra. You certainly have raised the bar for the rest of us. LOL! What type of material and pattern did you use?
    Looks like a very expensive Victoria's Secret bra. Great job!

  8. That is one beautiful bra! It almost makes me want to make one...almost! *LOL*

  9. WOW! I am amazed by your work! What a fabulous looking bra! You are very skilled, Sigrid! What a great achievement!


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