Saturday, April 07, 2012

Turquoise/Plum Bra & Dyeing

I finally started on another bra. This one is a wild turquoise/plum fabric I got at G Street Fabrics when I was visiting Linda. First I had to dye findings for it. I had thought a lavender-blue strap elastic was the perfect color, so I dyed some things to match it. I was extremely thrilled that the color match to the strap elastic was so good, but then I decided that what I really needed to go with this fabric was teal. So, I began again. Here's what I ended up with for dyed things.
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And this is the teal dyed items with the fabric swatch.
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I'm using a pattern I've used before, which I copied from a Freya bra. Since I'm now making 'cheeky' style lace tanga panties, I'll have to figure out a way to make them 'match' this bra. I have a few ideas, but I'm not sure just what I'll end up with. This is how far I've gotten on this bra.
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5 comments:

patti said...

Beautiful!

Butterfly said...

That looks really beautiful! Excellent job on the colour matching too :) Oh and happy Easter to you and your loved ones!

Lynne Williams said...

Your lingerie is quite exciting. I am making a bra for my dear mama currently so your post is quite inspiring.

scarlettonamission said...

You sew a bra from scratch??? Wow, that's impressive! And that fabric, ooh... if Freya does that pattern, I'd snap it up in a heartbeat.

Liana said...

Thank you everyone!

Scarlett, The Freya pattern is copied from a RTW Freya bra that I like. I've copied several RTW bras for patterns, and have had the best luck that way getting a good fit, etc.