I always get nervous before going on a trip, and sewing is a way to calm myself. It is sort of like meditation to me because I have to put other thoughts aside and concentrate on this particular task. Of course I should be packing instead of sewing, but…. *sigh*

Black and white set

Black and white set

Anyway, this is what I came up with last night, a lingerie set of one bra and two panties in black and white. The pattern is Merckwaerdigh Mix30 for both the bra and panties. This is a multisize pattern with the description as follows: Pattern MIX30 from Dutch design Merckwaerdigh with a good supporting underwired bra, lovely hipster pantie & all lace knickers. This pattern does requires some experience in home made lingerie.

I have used the panties pattern for my previous sets but this time I wanted to try the bra pattern as well. Before making this set, I made a muslin with leftover jersey for the cup only to test the fit. It turned out that my size for Merckwaerdigh pattern is 30C instead of 30B that I usually wear.

The pattern instruction is not as good as the Pin-Up Girls pattern that I usually use, but since I’ve made several bras before, I didn’t find any particular difficulties with this one.

The fit is great and they are really comfortable! I love how the shape of  the side cup gives good support. When attaching the elastic on the underbust band, I cut my elastic 20% shorter than the whole band to make sure that they fit snugly around my body.

The white lycra and tiny bows with red flowers were bought in Okadaya, Shinjuku. The black stretch lace and bra notions kit are from Merckwaerdigh store at ebay.

Black and white set Black and white set

Black and white set

Black and white set Black and white set

Bra and panties pattern is Merckwaerdigh Mix30 (bra, pantie, knickers), bra size 30C, panties size S.

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