My current favorite bra at the moment is the bronze bra that I made a couple of months ago. The vertical seams on the cups are quite attractive and they’re comfortable to wear. So here is another pair made with the same pattern, Merckwaerdigh BHST2, I made the second variation that have lace inset. This bra pattern actually has interesting low back design but this time I didn’t want a low back so the band has been altered to simple straight band.
The cups are fuchsia lycra, lined with Makebra foam lining. The back band are black powernet. The seam between the padded cups and the lace is topstitched with triple zigzag stitch so it is all flattened down. However, I don’t quite like how it looked on the inside as they are not too neat. I suppose I should make a visit to lingerie store later for ‘research’.
The panties is made with Makebra free hipster pattern. This is the first time I made this pattern and I really like the result! They covered the bottom completely, a bit like boyshorts. The pattern has no seam allowance, so don’t forget to add them if you want to use the pattern. I added 6 mm seam allowances as it is the same width as my overlocker feet.
One pair of the panties were made the same fabric as the bra cups, the other pair were made with black mesh fabric which has certain shine when it catches the light. My husband saw the black panties and exclaimed,‘They are completely transparent??’ Well, the crotch is lined so not completely….
Bra pattern is Merckwaerdigh BHST2 size 30D
Panties pattern is Makebra free hipster pattern size S