Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Now It's Getting Silly - Pink Leopard


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This fabric has been in my remnant area for about 2 years. I originally used it for a Marfy tank top, and I thought it would make cute panties. I had some wide stretch lace, so I cut the 3-piece hipster pant, and used the lace for the top band. The pair on the right is this pair.

Naturally, I then began to think how cute a matching bra would be. This is definitely pretty far on the wild side for me, but since it's pink, there was no way to say no.


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I used my copied pattern, and for the different CF detail I copied a different RTW bra that had this same detail. It was fairly easy to do, as you simply cut your bridge shorter, fold the edge of the cup above the bridge to the inside, and stitch it to the channeling directly. Then put in a spacer piece.


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In wearing it seems to act just as it would if the bridge were solid all the way up. The thing I realized after I'd already begun is that the channeling and underwire would have to fold into the cup rather than away from it. I thought there would be enough stretch in the cup to make this work anyway, and by the time I realized it, I was pretty far along, so I just went ahead, and it seems to be fine.

I used double-sided plush elastic with ruffles for the straps, narrow grosgrain ribbon bows, and powernet under everything but the lace.

After I finished the bra, I thought I'd better see if I had enough fabric left for a second pair of panties. Since I was using a wide stretch lace on the hipster style, I knew I was cutting 2" off the top edge anyway, so I thought I might eke it out. I ended up with a seam at CB and a seam at the side-front that I put a small daisy trim over. I angled the seam to make it a little more 'planned' looking rather than a necessity, which is what it was.

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I haven't worn this set yet, so I can't say how it is over an entire day, but it seems to fit just the same as the others I've done, and I have to say I'm pleased with it, even if it is pretty silly. Sometimes silly is just right.

22 comments:

gwensews said...

Too cute! Grrrrrrr dah-ling! Pink animal print undies--how fun!

Elaray said...

I second Gwen's comment - Grrrrrr!

Mardel said...

Oh I don't think it is silly at all. Love the pink animal print. Lingerie should be pretty and fun and make you smile inside. These will probably brighten the gloomiest day.

Opal said...

Very pretty set...

Little Hunting Creek said...

These are super cute! better than anything store bought too

Anonymous said...

Liana,

I think this lingerie set is just adorable and suits you to a T. Hopefully, this set will open up the possibility of many more cute combinations.

Karendee

Betboyd said...

Liana, I like those, I really like the wide elastic lace for the panties..I have used that on panties a lot..Some elastic really bothers me, but this does not and is comfortable.

Anne e le manine d'oro said...

Liana, you fully invested into the lingerie business ! Wonderful. I am still not converted yet. But I enjoy looking and reading about on your blog. I like this pink panther-leopart very much !

gail said...

i LOVE this fabric! not silly at all. and you do such nice work.

Rhoto said...

Oh, soooo pretty, feminine and sweetly sexy!! WONDERFUL!!
Warm greetings,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Omega said...

How cute, I love them. Here's another Grrrrrrr!

Ambitious Sewer said...

The animal print is absolutely adorable!

kbenco said...

This is not silly, these are fun! and no-one knows you are wearing pink leopard print except your nearest and dearest and all your sewing buddies :), so be as fun as you like.

Summerset said...

Not silly at all! It is really fun set. There's no reason not to have fun with these sorts of things!

Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

So very pretty Liana..just lovely !

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

So so pretty! I love the fabric!

JoanneM said...

Okay. These are adorable. I want them for me and I have 2 D's that would also wear them. I purchased the Jalie pattern and I am set to make up some briefs in June. You and many others have convinced me that making these are fun! Quick and cute! I love pink and these are adorable. Well done!

Rachel said...

I love, loVE, LOVE that lingerie set!!!

Vicki said...

These are really cute. And if you can't wear these "unmentionables" then where is the fun in life? BTW, they look so professional. Fabulous job.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, you are making some really nice lingerie thingies. Can't wait to get my mind settled and get started at making my first bra. These tiger pinkies are so very cute!

JoanneM said...

Is this fabric available anywhere? Too cute!

Liana said...

Thank you, everyone! I have been having a good time wearing these. It's a fun secret no one would ever guess.

JoanneM, I've had this fabric for a couple years at least, but I'm sure there are very similar knits available.