Neon pink lace set and harness bralette

Merckwaerdigh BHS10 and Bunzie panties Merckwaerdigh BHS10 and Bunzie panties

Here’s another Merckwaerdigh BHS10 view C that I’ve made several times! The lace is stretch lace in neon pink that is very hard to photograph. I’ve used similar lace in different color to make a couple of set here.

Merckwaerdigh BHS10

Merckwaerdigh BHS10

As usual, the cups are lined with non-stretch lining and the band is lined with powernet. I use foldover elastic to finish the neckline and underarms and wide elastic for the band.

Bunzies panties

The panties is Bunzies by Stitch Upon A Time, a very versatile pattern with three leg cuts (full coverage, booty and super booty) high and low rises, ruched back options, and elastic and knit band finishing. So many options!

I cut size XS in low rise super booty option and I should say that the result is great! On my body, the super booty is a bit more revealing than in the mannequin. Sorry for not able to show it though!

Scarlette harness Scarlette harness over bra

Another fun thing that I made is this harness bralette made entirely from bra straps. I’ve seen this type of clothing and got curious about them.

Scarlette harness Scarlette harness over bra

The direction is Scarlett strap bralette (PDF) by Evie La Luve. It is relatively easy to make, basically you just sew several length of straps around several rings. I added sliders to the neck strap and body strap so it will be easier to get in it. When not being worn, this harness looks like a crumpled straps and you need to think for a while before getting into it.

Of course it doesn’t offer any support at all and I don’t think it is the intention of this item. The harness is something that you wear on your body like you wear a necklace or bracelet, some kind of body accessory.

Scarlette harness Scarlette harness

I find that it looks quite attractive worn over my neon pink bralette and I wonder how else I can wear this harness. Do you have a harness or have you ever made one? How do you usually wear it?

Red lace set

Red lace set

First post in 2017! I have so many finished sewing items that haven’t been posted yet. I’m trying to work through them though, taking pictures and posting eventually.

I found this red stretch lace in a small fabric store in my neighborhood. It is sort of an outlet store that sells out of print and end of rolls fabric so the collections changed all the time. Recently they had new batches of colorful stretch lace sold in 2 m cut length. I’m probably the only one in my neighborhood who is interested in all those stretch lace so prepare to see more colorful stretch lace lingerie!

Merckwaerdigh balcony bra and Bella panties Merckwaerdigh balcony bra and Bella panties

The bra pattern is Merckwaerdigh balcony underwired bra in size 30 E. To get this size I used cup size 36B and shortened the band 6 cm on each side (12 cm total). I sewed the bra without alterations, except for using the lace edge on the bridge. The cups and bridge are lined with non-stretch lining while the band is lined with powernet.

Merckwaerdigh balcony bra Merckwaerdigh balcony bra

Merckwaerdigh balcony bra

I found that I always have good fit with Merckwaerdigh bra patterns, especially the underwired ones. They usually have rounded cups and narrow space between the breast which suit my shape very well.

Simplicity 8228 and Bella panties Simplicity 8228 and Bella panties

For the second bra I wanted to try Madalynne Simplicity 8228 view A, the halter bra. Based on the measuring instructions, I cut size 32DD. The whole bra is lined with power net.

I read that lots of people find the straps on this pattern a bit too short, so I was amused to find that they are too long on my body! Maybe because I am petite. The band is also too big around my body but it was easily shortened.

Simplicity 8228 Simplicity 8228

Simplicity 8228

I’m not really sure about the bra though. It is very pretty but not very practical for daily use, at least for me. I also can’t get over the feeling of the lacey straps behind my neck all the time. There is no problem with the fit though!

Bella lace panties

The panties are Bella lace panties that I have made before. This is one of my favorite panties pattern, so easy to make with beautiful result. Please note that these panties are very low-waisted, so you can just add some height if you don’t like that.

Here is the fit on both bra on me. Both look pretty good!

Rosita’s jacket and Tokyo Comic Con 2016

Rosita’s jacket and Tokyo Comic Con 2016

A couple of months ago, my husband asked me if I would like to come with him and a friend to Tokyo Comic Con in December. I’m not really a big fan of crowd so I just told them to go ahead. But then our friend suggested that we’d picked a character and do a cosplay. More reason… Continue Reading

Yoga set OHM – Schnittchen patterns

Yoga set OHM – Schnittchen patterns

Here’s my contribution to Schnittchen’s Sewing Around The World project. In case you haven’t heard of it, the project features 12 sewing bloggers around the world sewing Schnittchen pattern. My pattern is called Yoga set OHM, it is actually from the Winter 2015 collection. As the name suggests, this is a set of patterns for tank… Continue Reading

Esme and Bella Panties – Evie la Luve

Esme and Bella Panties – Evie la Luve

I stumbled upon Evie la Luve‘s patterns when I was browsing my IG feed the other day. As I’m always interested in trying out patterns, I got myself a couple of panties patterns, the Esme and Bella panties in this pattern bundle. You can also buy them separately. The Esme panties have cross over design, while the… Continue Reading

Favorite pattern – Merckwaerdigh BHS10

Favorite pattern – Merckwaerdigh BHS10

These three bras are made with the same pattern: Merckwaerdigh BHS 10. This pattern has now become my favourite! Here you can see how the same pattern made with different fabric can look quite different. This one is made with grey jersey and has a racerback with no closure. You can see from the photo that… Continue Reading

Kielo wrap dress #2

Kielo wrap dress #2

In my previous post about my Kielo wrap dress, I mentioned that I wasn’t quite happy with my fabric choice. So here is my second Kielo wrap dress! The fabric is quite interesting, it is actually two separate layers of thin jersey connected together around each dots. Not much to say about alteration nor construction.… Continue Reading