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February is a short month and the past week there were family matters to take care of, so again I did less than I hoped to do. But I’m pretty pleased with this bra, which has the cups of Merckwaerdigh BHST2 and the band of my tnt pattern. After making many, many bra’s I know that this band gives me good support, is comfortable and doesn’t ride up. What I did is making sure the cups fitted into the band. It meant taking in the lower cup a tiny bit but I didn’t make any other changes. Through experience I know which cupsize I have in in the Merckwaerdigh line of patterns.

As I’ve said before the trouble with bra making is that you can’t judge the fit untill it’s almost finished and I’m happy the fit is very good. The cups have good breast coverage and center front is on my rib cage.

My dressform is even a bit too wide and closing there is quite a bit of tension on the back. The reason why the shoulderstraps are not straight up.

Tonight I will be making the accompanying panties, there is one bra still unfinished because I didn’t like the color of the shoulderstrap I had after all.

I found out that the technical issue I had last week with links to my photos were not a technical issue after all: in some strange way I had a Google + account (don’t remember signing on for that, I’m not one for that kind of social media (yet)) and apparently the developers of that service think/assume that you only want to share photos with people in you “circles”, so there was no “link to this picture” any more, only a “share” option which was not wat I want. After a lot of browsing I found out that this might be the cause and after I abandoned my google+ account  I was able to link to my photos as I was used to. Hope they will keep it that way, you never know what “improvement” they have in mind next.

Comments

  1. That was a very beautiful bra!!

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  2. Your underwear would is quality. Certainly as good as a very expensive bespoke store in Sydney.

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  3. Apparently I really need to visit the land of gorgeous lace--your pieces are always simply exquisite, and this one has to be my current favorite. Wanna be my personal lingerie shopper? ;-)

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  4. Oooh, lovely! As always. Echt prachtig.

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  5. Sigrid, my goodness, this is so special and beautiful! I have never seen bras quite like the ones you make, they are stunnning in every way.

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  6. I love the new bra! It is soooooo pretty!

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  7. Sigrid, with lingerie like this why do we need clothes??? :) Beautiful bra!

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  8. Love the colours, just gorgeous.

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  9. Oh! I really like this fabric placement / combo. I've started a new bra too. But, wasn't smart enough to think to hold back some lace, LOL!

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  10. Amazing! It really does look like an expensive designer bra which would not look out of place in a Victoria's Secret parade!

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  11. Now that's impressive. Great work.
    I'm also amazed by the new features Google think we need and then we find out about it when things we had working stop.

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  12. This bra is just fabulous. It's almost a shame to wear it out of sight.

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  13. LOvely, and with a different sort of charm in the center. Hope family matters are smoothing out now. Keep on going :)

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  14. Sigrid, this is Katharine not her husband, his account is signed in *blush*

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  15. Truly another lovely bra. You are very gifted and an inspiration to those of us starting out! Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Je hebt schitterend kant gebruikt, wellicht kun je dat mooie kant nog gebruiken om je achterpandje nog wat aan te passen.

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  17. What a beautiful bra! I really like the lace placement on the bottom band.
    And how do those straps work? I can see they start as a sort of extention of the lower side pieces of the cups, with picot-edged fabric. And I can see it's shoulder strap elastic with rings and sliders at the back but the pictures don't show where these pieces are connected...
    I'm just curious because matching shoulder straps with the rest of the bra design can be a bit of a challenge, especially when working with unusual colours.

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  18. Gorgeous combination of fabric and lace in this bra. It is so pretty.

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  19. Gorgeous combination of fabric and lace in this bra. It is so pretty.

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  20. I'm always so inspired by your lingerie. Such beautiful laces. Beautiful!

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