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!