I love lace, and wanted to create a pretty lacy set that was also comfortable.
Bralette: This is a simple self-drafted bralette I made as an experiment.
Panties: Hellebore Hi-Cut in Style E, with knit binding.
Aqua stretch lace fabric is from a fabric grab bag from Sew Sassy. I don't know that I would have picked out lace in the color on my own, but I think I really like it!
Nude stretch mesh (bralette lining) is from a value pack from Fabric Depot Co. I believe it was labelled as a lightweight powernet, but I don't think it is strong enough to work in a bra band.
Aqua cotton/spandex jersey (panty binding) is from Spandex World.
Bralette: 1/2" Blue strap elastic is from Lace Heaven. It doesn't have the best recovery, so I don't use it on the bras that get frequently worn.
Royal Blue 3/8" and 1/2" picot elastics are also from Lace Heaven.
Panties: Swarovski charm is from Hobby Lobby. I love adding a bit of bling!
Bralette: This bralette doesn't have any shaping, and is really just a compression-style pullover bra. It would only work for smaller cup sizes, so I didn't plant to make a graded pattern for it.
Panty: The Hellebore Hi-cut pattern offers three finishing options: elastic, bands and binding. You can ready more here about the differences between bands and binding. One of my frequent testers requested a binding option, so I added this variation to the pattern with knit bindings to finish the waist and leg openings. Of the three options, knit binding is the thickest, and therefore most visible underneath clothing, but it is quite comfortable and not at all restrictive. My tester told me that her daughter has sensory issues and can't stand elastic finishes, so this is a good alternative.
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