A pretty new bra deserves some matching panties. I went back to my TNT panty pattern, Kwik Sew 2286, and made a few modifications to the original pattern to make my panties.
Making these panties with the horizontal lace is really easy. Here’s what I do.
1. Re-draw the front pattern piece because you’re going to cut it up.
2. Lay your lace over the new front pattern piece. My pink lace was packed away, so I used the lace I had out for this photo. Your laces may be different heights, 5″ or 6″ or less even.
3. Because they can be different heights, do this step for each lace you use. Draw a line where the lace ends. Cut your lace the width of the front pattern.
4. Re-draw the lower front piece now – adding 1/4″ seam allowance.
Here it is. This is now your new front pattern.
I fold the lace to find the center front, and fold the bottom front material as well. Mark them both with a pin and match them up overlapping by that 1/4″. You can see at the top of my pattern in the photo above, I use a Zigzag stitch to attach them together. It’s not hard at all to hack your favorite panties and made new styles and still get your favorite fit.
I put these new pattern pieces in a new envelope just for themselves, so I can pull them out and re-use them when I want to make that style again, being careful to make sure the lace is the same height.
One last bit from me before we move onto the Bra-A-Week Challenge. Remember my bridge from last week, and how I felt it needed some bling?
I added a few crystals with my Hotfix tool. They may not cover up that little pucker, but they do make the bridge look much prettier. I didn’t stop there though.
I added a crystal to each strap. Can there ever be too much bling or lace?
Now onto the challenge. We’re on week 28 of the Bra-A-Week Challenge.
Our first submission comes from Andie.
Andie made a beautiful bra she’s called her Sailor Mercury bra.
Isn’t that lovely? It’s made from teal duoplex, white findings kit, white power net, and white power mesh lining the lace from Bra-Maker’s Supply. The white lace is re-purposed from a nightgown Andie had used for a cosplay project last year.
I love re-purposing things. It’s so creative and it’s also so very pretty.
Andie also embroidered Sailor Mercury’s symbol on the right back strap to really make it her Sailor Mercury bra.
I love that! I hadn’t thought of using embroidery stitches on my bra to make it even more unique. What a great idea, Andie!
You can read more about Andie Sailor Mercury bra on her blog: Sew Pretty In Pink.
Our next submission comes from Erin.