Thursday, July 23, 2009

Vanilla Meringue Set

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I've not been doing much sewing lately, more knitting, and fabric and yarn buying, but I finally decided I wanted a light-colored bra, and I wanted it to be lightweight and cool, so I thought I'd try it without powernet lining in the lower cup pieces. I used the Panache pattern for this, with non-stretch lace yardage over tricot for the cups, and lace over powernet for the band. I started with white tricot, cream lace, pink straps and all the other bra findings white, and dyed them all slightly with Taupe Rit dye. I added a little Rose to the Taupe for the lace. As usual, the elastics take the dye most quickly, and I like the counterpoint of the slightly darker elastic with the pale lace and tricot. As always, if you click on the photo links, you can get a much more detailed look at the photos.

I've gotten to really like having lingerie sets, and I made 2 pair of panties to match this bra. They're different, and this one's my favorite.
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Both the ruffled stretch lace on the legs and the plain at the waist on these are from my Fabric Depot 'grab bag' of lace. They're both really soft.

Here's a close-up of the bra.
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13 comments:

Rhoto said...

Oh, those lacy panties are soooo pretty & feminine!! ;)
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Gail said...

I always swore that I'd never make underwear...but might jave to give it a go. Lovely set

Daisy said...

Your lingerie is so beautiful. I love the softness of the colors. By the way, I read your wonderful article in Threads magazine about covering shoes. I'm covering a pair of soft ballet shoes to match a "Princes Jasmine" costume that I made my daughter for her upcoming musical. Do you have any suggestions regarding working with ballet shoes? Many thanks.

JoanneM said...

Another great set! great way to use your grab bag from Fabric Depot. Love all your color/fabric combinations.

Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Absolutely lovely!

gwensews said...

Very pretty. I used to make a lot of slips, petti-pants and camisoles. Oh, and nightgowns and pjs.

Patricia said...

So pretty!

Stash said...

Beautiful. You are so talented!

McVal said...

As soon as the county and state fair stuff is past us, I'm going to try lingerie!

Vicki said...

So pretty. You sets all look so professional!

tgreider said...

I have been silently following your blog for quite some time and was concerned when you had not posted anything for a while. I am glad you are posting again. Your work is beautiful and I enjoy seeing that you have made. You give me inspiration to try more difficult projects. I also enjoy your posts on Stitcher's Guild. Tracey

Nancy K said...

Really pretty and summery.

Liana said...

Thank you everyone!

Daisy, Since ballet slippers have all the gathers under the foot, I think it would be easier to paint the shoes and use some of the fabric for trim, or just trim without painting.