Soft bra set – Merckwaerdigh BHS10

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Merckwaerdigh BHS10
Merckwaerdigh BHS10

My first sewing in 2015! Actually I didn’t really plan to make this set. I was tidying up my lingerie supply stash to see what I have when I found some leftover fabric. I made the peach and grey lingerie set in 2011, the bra is not worn anymore as the size turned out to be not quite right.

This time I use Merkwaerdigh BHS10 for the pattern. It is such a useful set of patterns with different backs that can be mixed and matched. I chose the soft bra option, the yellow one on the bottom left in this picture.

I still have some grey plush elastics just enough for the underband and the sides of the bra. But for the panties I use peach colored plush elastic.

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The bra uses the lace edges on front and inner straps, I reinforced these area with clear elastic stitched on three step zigzag stitch. The bra straps on the back are reused from the first peach and grey set.

The lower cup and bridge of the bra are lined with non-stretch fabric and the back band is lined with powernet. All the seams, except for where the side lace meets the cups, are enclosed within the fabric and lining. The side lace is stitched on top of the cups using three step zigzag stitches.

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I wish I have enough fabric for a second panties, but there was only little remnants left after I finished cutting. Well, I still have a couple of panties from my first set so I can wear them with this bra.

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Pattern is Merckwaerdigh BHS10 size 30D. Panties pattern is self-drafted.

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  • Amazing! I have never tried to make underwear it all looks so complicated. Well done. xx

  • What a lovely set! So beautiful and delicate. I love the lace!

  • Beautiful work!

  • Amazing as always! I have yet to try a Merck pattern, but it’s on my list this year!

  • Velosewer

    This is a lovely feminine set.

  • I remember this lace so well, because I have read your lingerie posts so much – they are very inspiring to me, I loved that one, and this one too. I agree, this pattern is super good value with all of those variations, and how handy to be able to make this lovely one up with left over fabric from a previous bra!

  • missceliespants

    Love those colors!

    • Glad that you like it too!

  • Jo

    I’ve admired your underwear makes for ages now! Ihhave some questions for you. Is this pattern available as a pdf? And it has no underwires right? How do you find this affects the support and fit? Thanks, Jo 🙂

    • I don’t think Merckwaerdigh makes PDF patterns. Several PDF bra patterns that I know are from Makebra and Cloth Habit.
      This one is a soft bra, no underwires. The support is considerably less than underwired bra, so I wouldn’t want to wear this for running around etc. It is nice to wear at home or for sleeping.
      I find myself comfortable with Merckwaerdigh patterns and don’t have to make many fitting alterations. For instance I had to make lots of alterations on Pin-Up Girls and Makebra patterns. Fitting is difficult! But once you find the right fit and what kind of alterations that you need, you can use the same alterations over and over again. For this soft bra I only altered the back band, I often use the same back band pattern for bras that I make.

  • Beautiful!

  • sallieforrer

    This is probably one of loveliest color combinations ever! Such a pretty set – as always.

  • louise

    Beautiful. I so hope this year I conquer lingerie making.

    • It is addictive! If you want, you can start with soft bra so you don’t have to worry about underwires 🙂