Even though my most recent bra was a purchased one, I still wanted to make a few pair of panties to wear with it.
While looking for some inspiration, I found a couple of things that were very interesting. So let’s go on a little detour before I show you my new panties.
Look at this:
I found two almost identical bras. The one on the left is the Felina 501 bra. (The one I bought.) The one on the right is the Conturelle 301 bra. Now, don’t they look an awful lot alike?
It all makes a little more sense when after doing a little looking, I found Conturelle is owned by Felina. It all made sense when I saw that.
Something else I found when looking for images for the bra I bought was another Conturelle bra.
I’m not sure of the name of this bra. I found it on Pinterest. What I found really exciting is the lace. Do you recognize this lace?
This is the same lace from Kantje Boord. Sigrid made a bra using this lace too.
Just look at this, the unknown Conturelle bra, Kantje Boord’s lace and Sigrid’s bra:
That is the same lace in all three photos! I’ve always loved that bra Sigrid made. I almost bought some of the lace last year, but decided to make a purchase from Sewy instead. Sadly, I looked on Kantje Boord and this lace is not on their website anymore. Darn!
Okay, back to the bra I bought. This is the most comfortable RTW bra I’ve ever owned and it deserves a couple of pairs of panties.
I wanted to have the panties look like a match not only in color, but design as well. Seeing as I don’t have any of this lace, I had to get creative.
For my first pair, I used some of the lace trim I had to make crisscross designs across the front of the panty. Here is a layout of what I was thinking.
I decided I liked this, and I made up my first pair.
You can see my indigo is a bit lighter than the bra, but I’m still happy with this set.
For my second pair, I wanted to more closely copy the matching panty.
On the matching panties, the lace design is only on the hip. I’m going to do something similar keeping my design to the hips.
I tried this design first – crisscrossed thin elastic bordered by the lace I will be using for the leg opening. Although I do really like it, I have another idea.
So here is my second pair of panties to go with my RTW bra.
On this second pair, I had a little bit of fun. I had a scrap of lace left over, and was about to throw it out. Then I thought of putting a tag on the hip at the seam. I love it!
I’m thrilled with both of these pairs of panties, and love having some matchy-matchy.