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I’m starting a featured set of the week, with details on the patterns, fabrics and trims.
To begin, here is Black & Tan:
Black: Spandex Swimsuit Fabric from Sew Sassy. Swim fabrics don’t have to just be for bathing suits, they make nice bralettes and panties too! The high spandex content provides support, and the smooth hand makes this a great choice for wearing under clothing.
Tan: Shiny Glissenette from Spandex World. Also a nylon/spandex fabric, this glissenette has stretch only in the lengthwise direction. I try to incorporate unusual fabrics in my designs to expand my mind on what can be used for making lingerie. If you want to learn more about glissenette, you can read about it here.
Black back band: Techsheen from Sew Sassy.
Iris Bralette: plush picot elastics 3/8” & 1/2” from Fabric Depot Co. The bra strap elastic doesn’t have the best stretch recovery, and I’m not sure where I bought it. Lace is leftover scraps from yardage I bought in a mixed bag on Amazon. Who knew you could buy stretch lace on Amazon??
Dahlia Hipster: 1/2” black FOE, applied flat, from an elastic grab bag from Fabric Depot Co. It has little circles down the center that make picots when applied folded. 3/8” strap elastic for the harness, also doesn’t have the best stretch recovery but isn’t a big deal when used around the waist.
Bralette: This was my prototype for the lace sling design option, and is therefore not the final shape used in the pattern. I also made an experiment with the back lace overlay: does a racerback have to be sporty? I wanted the function of a racerback (keeping those straps where they belong!) but also maintain a sexy and feminine look with lace and sheer fabrics.
Hipster: Strappy lingerie is so popular now, I wanted to make a version of this otherwise typical everyday design by adding a waist harness. Sewing your own sexy lingerie doesn’t have to be complicated or require styles that are uncomfortable to wear.
You can find both these patterns and more in my pattern store.
Until next time, Happy Sewing!
I design lingerie sewing patterns for everyday comfort and feminine style in an inclusive size range. Fill up your underwear drawer with beautiful custom-made bras and panties in your favorite fabrics and trims, designed to fit your body.