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Black with gold lace

The first set I'm working on is finished. No picture of the bra on me, because it takes too much time editing myself out of it. That makes it a bit harder to see the shape, but I'm very happy. The fit is exactly right. (click on the picture for a larger view)

For panties I mostly use about 5 self drafted patterns, which are basically the same, only the position of the lace is different. It makes quite a difference whether the lace has stretch or not. Obviously that is true for the cup of the bra too. But in a panty you can't use a lot of non-stretch lace at the waist, unless you compensate a lot in the lycra part (or perhaps are very thin, which I'm not).

I don't like non-stretch lace to be close to my legs, because that gives me an uncomfortable feeling. That's why I use small portions of lace in the panties when using non-stretch lace, like this one.

Thank you for your nice comments on the review of 2008 projects. It was nice to do the graphs and going through what I did this year for myself too. And it's great to see that quite a lot of other bloggers have followed Lindsay's idea in one way or the other.


  1. Lovely. Your placement of the lace on the bra is clever and well thought out.

  2. Very pretty! I just received a bra pattern and a few supplies that I ordered online; I'm still waiting for a few more supplies to arrive before I can try making my first bra.

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  4. Sigrid - I was trying to type in a wolf whistle but didn't quite know how to do that. They are very pretty and I think you're rather clever to have achieved this.

  5. I'm just in awe! Such beautiful garments!

  6. Sigrid, those are lovely! You're tempting me to finally try sewing my own bra.


  7. Your posts on bra construction are fabulously interesting and inspirational. I've had quite a few passing thoughts this past week about maybe trying my hand at bra making, something I've never considered before.

    You got some beautiful bras and panties there!

  8. You make the most beautiful lingerie. Enjoy!

  9. Where did you learn to sew underwear?
    You make such beautiful pieces, I am in awe!

    I'd love to be able to sew lingerie as well as you do.

  10. Again, I'm in awe with your work.... Just FABULOUS!

  11. Beautiful undies! I am also in awe and would love to try this one day. Thanks for so much inspiration.


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