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Baby blue gingham set

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A new set of bra and two panties made with ‘Vichy’ kit from ELingeria. I bought the kit sometime ago and unfortunately all the kit is now not available because the store is closing. I’m a bit sad actually because I only have two sources for lingerie pattern and supplies and ELingeria is one of them. The other one is Merckwaerdigh and I hope they are not going anywhere now.

Anyone know any good online stores for lingerie supplies that accept Paypal and can send worlwide? On the other hand, ELingeria is having a closing down sale until May 31st so you might want to stock up now!

Baby blue gingham set

I use my usual Pin-up Girls Classic Bra #1230 size 30D altered to 26F, with altered shape for demi-cups style (for further reading, read Amy’s post: Hack Your Bra #1 that explains how to do several types of alterations including making demi-cups style). I used the scalloped edge of the lace for the top of upper cup. Usually I stitch a piece of narrow elastic along the edge but this time I skipped the step because I want the scalloped edge to mimic the panties, with no stitching lines along the edge. They still fit well without the narrow elastic but maybe I need to add them later when the lace has started losing its stretch. Or just make another set!

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The lower cups and bridge are lined with blue non-stretch lining. The back band is all white powernet, also to mimic the white back of the panties. I always add a downward hike to the back band as suggested in the Bra-makers manual by Beverly Johnson’s to prevent the band from riding up.

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Let’s talk about the panties! The pattern is Lola panties by Ohhh Lulu and it’s my new favorite pattern! The pattern is for a boyshort style panties with center back seam. I usually find this style a bit too revealing around the backside but this Lola panties are just right. I made size S with no alteration, the only thing I did differently was using plush elastic for around the front legs instead of coverstitching them per the instruction. I think coverstitch will make a very clean-looking edge though and I will try them later. I’ve been happy with my usual panties pattern, but this one is just perfect!

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Bra pattern is Pin-up Girls Classic Bra #1230 from eLingeria, size 30D altered to 26F.
Panties patttern is Lola panties by Ohhh Lulu, size S

22 Responses to Baby blue gingham set

  1. Badariah Ferneyhough says:

    I got my first bra kit from http://www.bravobella.com

  2. Beth says:

    You can also find bra supplies on Etsy, and it’s up to the individual seller where they will ship; many do ship internationally. I haven’t seen many complete kits on there but you can definitely find elastics, fasteners, and underwires. :-)

  3. Lazuli68 says:

    Hi,
    You could try one of these webshops…
    http://wien2002.at/ or http://www.spitzen-paradies.de/_Aktuell.asp
    I also bought my lingeriestuff from Elingeria. Too bad they no longer exist.
    From wien2002 and spitzenparadies I didn’t buy anything yet but they do have a wide range of lingeriesupplies.
    Succes!
    Lazuli68

  4. Darci says:

    I am in awe of your skills :) I may just have to book some days off from work and lock myself in my sewing room!

  5. Kate says:

    Your lingerie set is so sweet. I, too, enjoy Ohhh Lulu patterns, although I have only made the “Grace” hipster panties. I use Sew Sassy for bra-making supplies; I don’t know if they ship internationally.

  6. Deb says:

    These are so cute! Love the lacy back of the panties. <3

  7. Kyle says:

    It looks SO ready to wear!!

  8. maddie says:

    What a cute bra and undie set. The fabric choice is so summery too!

    I also noticed that you finished the underwire casing in the elastic at the urnderarm. I don’t know if this is something you normally do but I just read about it in Norma’s book and am going to try in on my next bra.

    I haven’t tried Ohhh Lulu’s undies but I’m currently sewing her Bambi bra. So far, it’s turning out well. Stay tuned!

    • Novita says:

      I’ve seen it done in a store bought bra and it’s a good idea to keep the wire from poking out!
      Can’t wait to see your Bambi bra! :)

  9. Jessie says:

    This set is so cute! I’m a little intimidated by lingerie, it looks time intensive, especially when it comes to the clasps/snaps/boning etc. Love your blog! I just spent a few hours looking through some of your past projects. I wish I had HALF your sewing skill! Cheers.

    • Novita says:

      It’s not that time intensive actually, I often make lingerie as quick projects when I want to make something but not sure what :P
      The most difficult thing is finding the best fit, but once you have it the process goes quickly!

  10. Iveta says:

    I love panties, so cute lace detail.:) ouh,…I can’t find a time to try made for me self some lingerie set:) This is so nice:)

  11. Bec Stitches says:

    That looks so gorgeous.. I have a feeling it will be awhile before I attempt underwear :)

  12. Brandy says:

    I too was going to suggest Bra-makers supply!
    Beautiful set. I just love gingham. :)

  13. karine says:

    wahou.
    tres joli.
    bravo

  14. Kelly says:

    What a great set! Blue gingham and lace go so well together.

  15. Michelle says:

    Adorable set!

    I was sad to see ELingeriA is closing as well. I’ve ordered from them in the past and liked their kits. I usually order from Bra-Makers. They have kits, or you can ask for a custom kit if you have something in mind. Also, Sigrid had a list on her blog of different European sites.

  16. I love your set!

    I’m also super bummed that Elingeria is closing. Spitzen Paradies and Sewy have been recommended to me as other European sources. The only problem is that neither one of them seems to have an English website so I’m not sure if they would be able to help me out if I had an ordering issue. I’m probably going to stick to Merckwaerdigh for kits and Etsy for stretch laces.

  17. sallie says:

    Oh my goodness! This is such a pretty set! Thanks for the heads up about Elingeria – that’s totally a bummer! I thought they always had the prettiest lingerie kits! I’ll have to check out their sale, for sure!

  18. Thewallinna says:

    One more cute bra set :) Kawaiiiiiii :) I use Bra-makers supply, a Canadian webstite, to buy boning and bra cups. They happen to have kits as well!

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