Thursday, 26 February 2015

Watson Bra

I said I would never go so far as to sew my own underwear-  
But I caved... 
The catalyst was seeing the prettiness of the Watson lingerie set from Cloth Habit
This was certainly a fun/time consuming project,  I definitely had lingerie on the mind for a few weeks as I tried to get all of the material and notions.  Since collecting everything I've found that Measure Twice, Cut Once has lingerie kits - would absolutely recommend them as its quite a hassle to find everything in Australia!
I fudged the sizing a bit the first time - too small, the second was getting better, still had to add some in the back, whilst the third was spot on! I'll let the lovely Agnes model these rather than putting pics of myself in a bra on the internet ;o 

The Watson Bra and Bikini from Cloth Habit!  I love how bright Amy's samples are!  

I love a bit of mustard! This is the second one (the first one that turned out!) I made, the cradle isn't lined so its not that secure, (not that it really needs to be on me!) but the stretch lace does have some nice strength to it, so I think it worked well.  I changed around the straps and added a panel in, also really screwed up the hook, not sure why its so gappy,  but I am learning as the third one was PERFECT! (if I say so myself!) 

The back is pretty messy!
I made the third one using a combination of black mesh (for the back), a rather stable jersey (you might recognise it from the Tessuti Challenge last year) and some cream lace (which was ridiculously itchy so I ended up lining the panel with some bone coloured jersey).
Finally the back is perfect!

I love the mixed fabrics! This version is much more stable (due to the jersey rather than lace no doubt!)

Lining the lace panel made it a bit messy! But absolutely worth it - Soooo itchy otherwise!
I'm pretty happy with how they have turned out,  neither are perfect but I have learnt loads! This might just be the gateway drug to bra making.  Who knows what will be next? 
Have you cosied up with Watson? 


  1. Oh wow!! That looks amazing... Well done :)


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