Maybe you remember my review of Kristina Shin’s book Patternmaking for Underwear Design. Well, after my sewing machine came back from the dead I started to practice with some patterns from this book. And I like to start from the beginning, so here you have a bra made with the first bra pattern explained by Shin:
Breaking news: mi sewing machine is back to life!! The parting was traumatic, but we’ve survived! And to overcome my withdrawal symptoms during these 2 weeks, I’ve had a little help: my Lingerie Course!
As I said, the second part of the course focused on foam cups, so here is the proof: my first foam bra!
During the last weeks I’ve been attending to a Lingerie Course at Rosascrafts, with Lola Mata as teacher. It’s been really fun and I’ve learned a lot of things, while filling my lingerie drawer with hundreds of new bras and panties! 😉
As a final exercise to this first part of the course, we had to reverse engineering a RTW bra. In my case the Chosen One was a H&M soft bra, with a pretty design but some peculiar colours… It was pale pink (like baby-bedroom-pink) trimmed with light BROWN lace. Seriously, brown. I like brown, but, I mean, NOT for lingerie. Not THAT brown paired with THAT pink. (Dear H&M designers, what the **** were you thinking??!)
Anyway, since I didn’t take any photos of “The Thing” (your eyes should thank me), you’ll only have my version of it:
Today we’re going to alter our Corinne pattern to get this version:
On the front side, it’s like the classic version, but… the surprise is on the back! It has two strips of elastic lace, joined together by a bow.
- Pattern modification + cutting
First, draw a line on the back piece and cut it. Then, add 1/6” seam allowance to the pieces:
- Fabric and supplies
- Our Corinne pattern!
- Stretch fabric (cotton jersey, stretch mesh, lace…) = ¼ yd.
- Some cotton jersey for the crotch lining
- Fold over elastic = 2 yd.