…well, apparently it has. Here in good old temperamental Melbourne we’ve been alternating between days of twenty degrees and thirteen, which in my mind at least, a spring makes not. But the season has changed at least, which is always a good excuse to do some sorting, sewing, and of course, bust out some florals!
It’s been a little while since I treated myself to some new lingerie, so a change in season seemed like the perfect opportunity! I’d also had this beautiful red stretch floral fabric, left over from my aunty’s bridesmaids dresses some years ago, which I have been eyeing for some underwear for a while – and I realised I’d never made myself a red bra! Definitely no more excuses needed 😉
I turned to my two TNT lingerie patterns for this set: the Boylston bra and Grace panties. I made my usual alteration to narrow the bridge of the bra, and used another pair of vertical Bliss wires from Erin’s shop – I still can’t get over how perfect they are for my shape! This actually worked out to be one of the most successful bras I’ve seen so far – the fashion fabric stretched perfectly over the foam and lining, and there are absolutely no wrinkles in the fabric when it’s worn! And just like my last black Boylston with vertical wires, the fit and shaping is spot on 🙂
I was slighhhhtly less satisfied with the sewing of the underwear; I was starting to run out of elastic by the time I was doing the leg holes and as a consequence the elastic is pulled a little tight (and tighter than it needed to be, I had a few centimetres left over!). It’s not as comfortable as some underwear I’ve made but it’s far from unwearable; I hardly notice it until after a few hours of wear. And I’m very happy with how the cut-out turned out! This time I went for one larger cut out as opposed to the two smaller ones I did last time, but used the same technique. I’m so proud of my FOE application on this one! It’s the neatest I’ve ever done, I feel like I’m really getting the hang of it now 🙂
Not much more to say about this set, other than that it was fun to make and fun to wear! Even though I now have far more bras than one person could possibly need, I still feel like the joy I get out of making them and the improvment I see in every one I sew more than justifies continuing to add to the collection 😛 And I still have many, many more lingerie makes planned (I’ve bought both of Madalynne‘s new Simplicity patterns, so look forward to seeing them appear sometime soon!). Aaaaaaaand I still have quite the backlog of unblogged garment makes to get through too – hopefully now that we’re getting a bit more daylight I’ll be able to photograph and share some with you all soon!
Until next time,
Miss Maddy xx