It's Katie with a new adventure!
For the month of February I will be doing a sew along for making lingerie.
I have never actually made lingerie, but I love pretty underthings. Especially vintage pretty underthings!
However, when I visit a gorgeous lingerie shop I often run into a few of the same problems each time:
1. They seem to NEVER make them in my size. Apparently the lace and silk beauties only start at a B cup. You see where this is going.
2. The price tag for a wonderful under set is about half a week's pay. And seeing how I'm getting very small items, I cannot justify the purchase.
So I think it is about time I do something about this!
Who's with me?!
I have to admit, I am rather nervous about making a bra. It seems so scary! So many notions! So many pieces! AH!
I decided to use the pattern Ginger Suit from the shop Ohhh Lulu
I think I have some pretty little pieces of fabrics I will use up from my stash I've been saving for a special project.
A few things to remember when choosing fabric is to make sure it will be washable.
I can imagine that taking your undies to the dry cleaners could potentionally be awkward.
Supplies needed include:
One yard of 4-way stretch knit and stretch lining
Two yards of 1/4" elastic and a half yard of soft band elastic
Sew in padded or soft bra cups
I chose a soft fuschia knit and white laceboth from remnant pieces at Fabric Mart
for my first attempt.
Once I get more familiar with the pattern and techniques I will test new fabrics.
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Here we go!