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All lace bra


Thank you for your suggestions on my sewing machine problem. This weekend I will make another undie for my daughter and will try the solutions. I think it must have something to do with pressure and/or feed dogs, possibly in combination with a hump in the fabric. The lycra I used is very slippery as well, perhaps that has to do with it too. I’ll let you know how it goes. Lilian even had problems solved with changing a light bulb, that is quite special (btw Lilian, I’m missing your blog, hope you do get some sewing done and just don’t feel like blogging, I know that happens).

This is the bra I made for my daughter. It has preformed cups in a rather dark color. The lace is a bit open, I covered the cups with the lycra that you saw in the thong and then covered the lycra with lace.

Pinning it on the dressform gave a little dent in the right (left in the photo) cup, it’s really smooth over the whole cup.

While I need a strong support in the band, that’s not the case for my daughter, so a regular, rather straight band is ok for her.

The inside. I used some thin, stretch interfacing under the band because of the open structure of the lace. It will also give a bit of extra support. I find the lace on itself not stable enough for a band.

DD preferred rtw for a while, but now said she would like me to make a few more sets. Good we bought some more fabric and notions Knipogende emoticon.


  1. Adorable bra! No wonder your daughter wants more..

  2. Wauw die is mooi geworden zeg, vind de kleur ook heel erg leuk. Logisch dat ze er nog een paar heeft besteld zo koop je ze niet.


  3. Gorgeous bra and I can understand why your daughter would like some more.

  4. Lovely bra and lucky daughter getting mum to make her lingerie!

  5. What a beautiful bra. Your daughter is lucky to be getting a few more sets from you!

  6. Sooo pretty and elegant. Those are cool preformed cups, too.

  7. Oh you have gone and done it now - you will be taking orders for ever ha ha.

    Love the shape of this bra - which pattern did you use. I saw the thong which I also thought was very pretty too.

  8. Wat een mooie elegante bh is dit geworden!
    Prachtige kleur kant!


  9. Ik snap wel dat ze er nog een paar wil bestellen bij je!

  10. Beautiful, Sigrid, just beautiful! Yes, I remember when I didn't need any support in the band either, but it's a distant memory!

  11. Oh jee, ik heb jou wel gezien denk ik woensdag...maar heb niet zo goed gekeken, we hadden het een beetje druk om 'binnen de tijd' klaar te zijn daar..
    want ik had jou moeten herkennen van je blog....

  12. Love it! Are the preformed cups from k boord shop?

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  14. I am finding your bra-making posts both inspirational (because they are so beautiful) and extraordinarily helpful because of your notes on the different fabrics you use for different purposes. Where i live I cannot easily get all the specialist fabrics the patterns recommend so knowing which (more commonplace) alternatives are viable is very useful for me.

    So, a big thank you from me!

  15. mijn vingers kriebelen als ik je mooie bh's en strings/slips zie....
    erg mooi.....


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