Firstly I made an underwear set for my nephew's fourth birthday...
Both are from Ottobre 4/04. I hope they will fit him...I made both size 116cm.
I have also made myself a new bra..I bought a pattern and a kit a while ago and made a few practice bras and then one really well fitting bra...then the inevitable happened...I got too full of myself and made a total wadder! (That's what I understand they're called!)
Anyhow...I have since dusted myself down and tried again and I'm so glad I did. I made another almost perfect bra. I used the Pin-up Girls Linda Pattern and this fabric. It is amazing the different styles and shapes of bra that are out there, and how they fit and why they fit. I had a think about it and decided that I needed a bra with little or no band on the bottom, under the wires. I have a little ridge..(read..roll of fat) at that point which makes bands uncomfortable on me.
I now have two well fitting bras, that are very comfortable ....if only I could find the first one I made! I think it lost when we changed to our new bedroom.
I wear a 38DD(38E) (80E) in RTW but ended up making a 36E(80E). Not an "extreme" size but, believe me the choice gets limited once you go above a C cup.
I also made knickers to match..( knickers in this part of the world are panties, that word "panties" makes me cringe for some reason!). I bought a simple pattern, nothing fancy, It is a Danglez pattern and I have made the "skimpier" version. They offer very good coverage..I'd say the bigger ones would give Bridget Jones a run for her money!
I will take a photo of the finished bra and knickers when I get a chance..
Heather has been a huge help to me...she makes amazing underwear for herself, her daughter, her friend and her mother! And she's a tonic! It's seldom I don't laugh at least once when reading her blog.
So without further ado...Some knickers I made last night....
Now all I need is some more supplies to make a bra to match.....
BEWARE: Lingerie making is highly addictive!
I will try and tell people wher I get my supplies at the end of each post...enabling is what I think it's called!
Vest and boxers: All fabrics from Dots'n'Stripes Pattern from Ottobre 4/04