It’s my birthday and I wanted to take the time out of my busy sewing schedule to make something special for myself. This year, I chose underwear!
I have several bra and panty sewing patterns and kits that I have collected in hopes to sew up pretty underpinnings for myself or others. I just love the pretty laces and fabrics that go into making lingerie sand find that making them up brings me great satisfaction and joy.
For this project, I chose to make the Watson bra and bikini set from https://clothhabit.com/ that I downloaded and printed out in PDF format.
I had some nude colored stretch gallon lace, some mesh and lining also in nude, and the specialty elastics and findings needed to make this set already on hand, so I just got to cutting and sewing this asap to have done in one day for my birthday.
I cut the bra cups strategically so that the pretty scalloped lace edges would be featured on the front and bottom edge of the bra, as well as the bikini.
I cut the same pieces out of lining to give the bra some structure and modesty, and sewed them all together as instructed.
I used my serger for some of the seams, using my handy Wonder Clips so not to sew over any pins.
I got about 1/2 way done, but then had to stop for the night and rest my eyes. Things were going quite well with both parts and I was quite happy to see it coming together, so I pinned what I had done so far to one of my dress forms and called it a night.
After only one broken needle and a little trouble sewing the shifty mesh and lace, I finally got it all finished in time to snap a few phots, shower and wear it out (under my clothes, of course) for my birthday dinner with my dear husband and a few close friends and family members.
Another great birthday make! Cheers!
2 thoughts on “A Birthday Gift to Myself”
Beautiful! I’ve thought about making my own lingerie. Where did you get the kits/fabric???.
Thank you! You should definitely try making your own. It can be tricky at times with the small seam allowances and little pattern pieces, but fun to make for sure! I find the patterns and kits on Etsy. There are several sellers on there that sell lovely lingerie supplies and will put a kit together for you, many with specific sewing patterns in mind. Good luck and happy sewing!