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A rant and some sewing done

Early June I published about the great index Peacock chic had made of the Burda (BWOF) magazines. Just before I left for vacation, I got an e-mail from Ann-Marie (who pointed this wonderful resource to me) that the flickr album is no longer available. I understand that Burda sent a legal notice to remove the pictures! I am so sorry to hear that, it was such a wonderful resource.
Though I somehow can see Burda’s point not wanting this, I would suggest them to make an accessible, user friendly site themselves. Then they wouldn’t have to bother so much about this (my personal opinion of course) and get positive attention for their own site. And I do sincerely hope that it was not my post that gave it so much attention that Peacock chic had to remove the album.
Back to my sewing. Jetlag did last longer than I expected and I didn’t work on the jacket apart from preparing fabric, interfacings and finding all that I need for it. But I longed to sew again, so thought it was good to finish a bra that had only a few little things to be done and sew the accompanying panties. I first showed a picture of the bra on April 2, when it was almost done. Well, it was an UFO till yesterday. I almost messed up the panties (must be the jetlag), but it was ok in the end.
I used red elastic as extra accent at the shoulder straps. The picture shows right and wrong side.

Side of the bra, the back has a ‘downward hike’, which for me helps that the back remains low and doesn’t creep up.

Center front, made as described in this tutorial.

The side/back panel was made stronger by using powernet as interfacing. The cups have a more thin interfacing (non stretch).


  1. Wow, jouw versie is ook prachtig geworden. Mooi hoe je het kant verwerkt hebt in de bh en slip

  2. Very pretty! How I long for a zig-zag machine...!

  3. I used to have the same frustration with Threads magazine when they finally put up an index - not a great one, but better than nothing. Maybe Burda will follow suit. Your lingerie is beautiful! Enjoy!

  4. What a gorgeous set. I love the red elastic detail on the straps. Beautiful, as always.

  5. You make the most spectacular lingerie. It's a big wow! We may be able to find more garment fabrics here, but nowhere have I found such spectacular lingerie fabrics.
    That's too bad about the Peacock site. It's hard to figure what Burda's business plans are when they so regularly ignore the needs of their customers.

  6. It occurred to me that Burda probably just doesn't care about its English language customers. It's incredibly stupid from a customer-service point of view, but what other possible explanation could there be for a radical revamp of a website which instantly removed access to the vast majority of their for-sale products, and no improvement for months?

  7. Striking set! You sew such beautiful 'secrets'. As for the Burda scans I have to thank you for the original link. I do wish Burda would get their act together with both their website and their magazine. I miss the old editor. :(

  8. Hi, I'm a long time reader 1st time commenter.
    Will you share what patterns u use for you bra and panty set as well as where you purchase the fabric and notions? I want to make a set and have narrowed down my pattern choice but I m dissappointed by the fabric selection. Any direction you can provide I greatly appreciate. Thanks

    And btw, cute set!

  9. GORGEOUS. And I know what you mean about Burda. They are in some sort of transition that baffles me.

  10. You make such gorgeous lingerie. It must be such a treat for your eyes when you open your lingerie drawer!

  11. very Pretty!
    I agree about Burda, they really must not care about English speakers, why else would the history be available in French, but not english when they used to have such a good resource.
    Thanks for the warning about the legal notice, I was just preparing to post my own.

  12. Beautiful set, love the lace and what you did to the shoulderstraps.

  13. I dunno what's going on with Burda, but they are really making me M-A-D.

    Beautiful set! I need to try my hand at some again. But, I need to get a larger underwire set than I previously bought. Your lingerie is totally inspiring

  14. Hi Sigrid,
    What a gorgeous set! Can you please explain about the "downward hike" in the back? If you have a "secret method" to keep the back low, I would love to know about it.

  15. Wonderful work. I need new underwear badly, but for some reason am reluctant to sew them myself.

  16. Lovely combination of fabric and lace, Sigrid. I still have some wine red fabric left, and may just copy your ideas!

  17. Wow, these are fabulous and look like they'll be a lot of fun to wear!

  18. oh that sucks about the Burda gallery! I'd heard of KnipMode's lawyers going after people, but never Burda. That's why I keep my technical scans gallery private (though if you want to see it, just email me).

    Love the bras - I'm definitely going to steal your tip about layering the strap elastic!

  19. Burda is successful in spite of themselves. If I didn't enjoy the magazine so much, I would cancel out of sheer frustration...maybe that is why the response to customers is so poor. Your bra and panties set is amazing!

  20. That is some gorgeous lingerie!

  21. You make the most beautiful underwear!

  22. Amazing! Your "undergarments" look beautiful. I cannot imagine being able to sew something as tricky as that. I can't believe that I just found your many juicy old posts to troll through!


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