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!
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!
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.
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!