Look What I Made: Midnight Blue Bra and High-Waisted Panties

Lingerie Lesbian Blue Silk Bra and Knickers 1So I promised myself after I took the class at De Montfort that I wouldn’t wait too long to make my own bra. Naturally, I thought “not too long” would be less than a month, but what with getting supplies and some free time, it wasn’t until this weekend that I was able to make up another bra from the pattern I drafted. And here is my first lingerie set that I’ve made entirely on my own!

Lingerie Lesbian Blue Silk Bra and Knickers 3Overall, I’m pretty happy with it. I managed to remember nearly all the instructions on how to make it (although I did have to unpick a couple of things, naturally). My biggest error was sewing the center piece of the cup in upside down the first time round, but I just made the cup all over when I realized that the cup was not at all cup-shaped!

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The panties are made up from the Ohhh Lulu bodysuit pattern and I think the two pieces go very well together. I am still not expert at putting the elastic on properly, but I am improving. I should probably also inform you that I learned how to use a sewing machine for the first time in July, but my comfort level is improving by leaps and bounds.

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I’m really quite proud of myself– I know there are plenty of you who whip out bras all the time, but I’m not (yet) one of them. But I’m hoping that I will make plenty more soon! There are a few aspects of the pattern I do want to alter– the wire play is non-existent, for example, for reasons I can’t quite fathom, but I’ll just add some in when I redraft. I also learned a bit about working with this fabric.

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What do you guys think? Do you like my first attempt at making a whole set on my own? I really ought to try a garter belt too!

  1. Oh my goodness, I can’t believe you made it – it’s gorgeous!!! From what I can tell the craftsmanship is amazing too, especially for someone who has only been sewing for a few months. Ahhhh this makes me want to take a lingerie class, haha. So incredible!

  2. Oh well done dear Caro, a really wonderful accomplishment!
    Being a Butch queer lesbian with an appreciation for all things Femme, most especially lovely lingerie (perhaps less so, the hours long shopping sojourns)–I’m very impressed with your craftsmanship; beautiful fabric and alluring colors, a delight do make!

    (imho, proceed directly to garter belt, add 1 bottle of wine and your girlfriend. Pass Go.)

    A great first effort–keep ’em coming!

  3. Oh my God, STUNNING. How absolutely beautiful. I love your color and fabric choices, and the styling is wonderful (those knickers are fab). Congratulations! I love it!

  4. One day in the (pretty distant) future, I will learn to make bras as well. ONE DAY.

    You are definitely inspiring me to learn. Looks fantastic, especially considering how little practice you’ve had. Keep practicing and become a famous designer please! 😛

  5. I’ve been making my own lingerie for some time, though I’ve never ventured into anything structured. Bra- making can be so tricky, but your creation looks beautiful.

    I have to say I’ve been sewing for 7-8 years and I still stitch fabric on the wrong side, or upside down. It’s usually because I’m going to fast. Remember to slow down, and pin every thing before stitching and you should be okay.

  6. I think you have a great eye for this. That lace with that color is gorgeous. I’m looking forward to seeing more of what you make, maybe one day you can even show us a step by step.

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  8. Wow! I’m super impressed. That is very inspiring.
    Black with a vibrant colour, especially red or blue, can look cheap at times. Not the case here at all! The set is lovely.

  9. Hi, From feedback, I’m about to start to expand on the book ‘how to become a lingerie designer’ by extending each category so you can buy them separately, first up is assembling a bra and going into detail about each piece, fabrics etc, if there is anything you think as a person starting out with a passion for lingerie, you’d like to know about more, let me know.

  10. No question it’s awe inspiring…but the most stunning bit is that you went all in and choose pretty fabrics/lace rather than using something staid and “easier”…that speaks volumes to me. Well done!

  11. THESE are fantastic, and certainly worth showing off! Where did you find these patterns, again? Maybe one day I’ll give it a go. Lovely work and can’t see what you make next.

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  14. Beautiful! But you have greater talents; let lingerie manufacture pros make the lingerie, you should spend your time wearing, enjoying, sharing, and writing about lingerie. (Just my humble opinion from a great fan).

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