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A new set

Thank you for the comments on the moulage and drafting book posts. It’s nice to know some of you are interested in following along. I posted my moulage in the course too and the feedback from Suzy Furrer was to continue with this moulage for the sloper, only add a little less extra in the waist as there is a bit of space left in the moulage. I plan to make the sloper pattern this weekend.

There are a few ufo’s on my sewing table, two now only require attaching buttons or a snap, this set was a bit more work than that. Not too bad either, a bra only takes me about 3 hours, a set of panties an hour or so. Still… more work than sewing on buttons.

The lace was a gift from my friend Hilde, and it’s been a while since she gave it, must be 2 years. Initially I planned to combine it with either the yellow or the green that’s in the lace but never could find all the notions in matching colours. I decided to use off-white to go with it as that is the edge of the lace and is in the center of the yellow flower too. It’s a happy surprise to me how well this turned out, with hindsight I think the lace wouldn’t pop out so much with another colour.

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  1. This is really a lovely set! The lace, combined with the white fabric, looks very nice! Do you use elastic at the leg opening or do you only fold over the fabric and sew it down?
    Regards, Monika

  2. Beautiful! Great combination of colors! I would like to ask: what pattern did you use for the bra?

  3. Oh that lace is just divine, and you did an excellent job matching materials and sewing it all up. May I ask how you attach the elastic strap? It looks like it is just sewn onto the front and the ring is at the back? I ask because I'm making a bra for which I drafted strap extensions - unfortunately they are at entirely the wrong angle so I may have to trim them and either sew the elastic on as you have done or make a fabric strap (which I loathe!).

  4. Somehow I can't reply to individual comments, must be a blogger setting I can't find:
    @LaMona: I only had wide elastic in the right colour, so I used a elastic without picot edge, sewed that to the inside, turned and topstitched.
    @ afilimonb: this is a knock-off from a rtw bra. Merkcwaerdigh has a pattern which looks similar: BHST2
    @Siobhan: the ring is at the back (you can see it just on the inside photo). I've added the ring to the front in cases you describe. See

  5. White lace can be matronly, but I like the addition of color. It looks beautiful! I also really love the charm you added at the center front. Nice touch!

  6. These are really beautiful!

  7. I think the way the colours pop out is lovely. They wouldn't show so nicely if you'd found a matching fabric. Now they aren't your 'basic' set anymore -they're very pretty.

  8. It's hard to come up with new words for how fabulous your lingerie is! This is a beautiful set.

  9. Absolutely lovely, Sigrid, as always! Your blog is so inspiring.
    @afilimonb: The Sewy Isabell bra pattern is quite similar:
    @Siobhan- funny how each person needs something different:) I used to hate fabric straps, but now prefer them-more comfortable for me after 2 shoulder surgeries than elastic. I use strap construction method from Monica's blog for the most comfortable straps I've ever had! No affiliation, I just LOVE her Bravo bra pattern for comfort, support and shaping, as well as her basic fitting video. This after many years of cloning & trying every pattern out there. Bramaking and teaching talent runs in that family! Her mom is Anne St Clair of NeedleNook fabrics. I so love to learn more and enjoy the new upsurge of bra sewing interest and popularity - thanks to all you wonderful bloggers! Laurel

  10. How cute is the little key! Love the lace

  11. Prachtige set Sigrid. IK zag dat jij de cup eerst helemaal afwerkt voordat je het in het rugpand zet...heeft dat een reden?

  12. Thank you ladies for your kind comments.

    @Laurel: thank you for giving these links. I knew there was another similar pattern but could not remember it.

    @Diana: misschien raar, maar ik begrijp niet goed wat je bedoelt. Hoe doe jij het dan?

  13. Mooi setjes zo en het kant komt inderdaad goed tot z'n recht zo.

  14. How nice to feast my eyes on such precise and pretty sewing. I'm about to re-enter bra sewing in order to make a bustier for my daughter. It's funny how we are sewing such similar things right now. You are doing such beautiful work Sigrid.

  15. Heel erg mooi zo de combinatie van het kant met de lycra.
    Mooi model en ik vind ook de verwerking van het kant erg mooi gedaan.


  16. Just beautiful! I think the combination of the coloured lace with white is just fabulous,it makes the colours pop out. If you had to buy these pieces in the store, you'd pay tons of money for it. So great you can make these yourself.

  17. Prachtig!!! Heel leuk om te zien wat je ervan gemaakt hebt. Mijn eigen stuk zal nog wel een paar jaar ongebruikt blijven, maar dit is heel inspirerend :-).


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