Rainbow Set



When the underwire began poking out of my seaspray spot set it became increasingly obvious that it was time to make another underwear set.  The whole process is still very much a learning experience.  My favourite set to date is my white set.  Why?   Well this set is made of sturdy fabric and lined with a thick non stretch cotton sweat-shirting.  This works very well for support but does mean that the centre cup seam is visible under clothing. 

Once again I used Kwik Sew 3300 and McCalls 5400.  To
avoid the visible cup seam issue, I changed the order of construction on the next set.  Instead of joining all of the pieces at the centre cup seam in one big thick seam, I constructed the outer lining and cotton fleece interlining separately.   I also flat zigzagged the cotton fleece at the centre cup to avoid a large ridge.  I then stitched the front cup seam and under stitched all 3 layers together at the centre cup seam.  It all sounds very complicated but was actually quite simple. 
 
The fabric I used was leftover from this dress and the sweat-shirting was a remnant from kids sweatshirts.  The only thing I really had to account for was the hooks and elastic which were in my stash and the power net for the back straps.  The slides and eyes I picked up really cheaply at Lincraft.  The escaping wires were from the previous set so all in all it was quite cheap to produce.
 
 
When I showed my husband what I had made he commented that I won't be wearing it under a white top.  This is quite true but given winter is coming, I quite like the idea of colourful under things on an otherwise dull day.



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  1. Ooooh! I love these! I'm sewing up a Kwik Sew bra right now. I want your fun fabric :)

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    1. It is really fun fabric. Perfect for winter!

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  2. Fun! I've been thinking that I should try sewing underthings--I like having matching sets and it would be a great way to use up colorful knit scraps! The bra has me pretty intimidated, though. I need a pattern.

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    1. Yes you do need a pattern but don't be intimidated because it is easier than it looks.

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  3. Lovely! I have the pattern but need to work up the nerve to try it lol

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    1. Thank you! It really isn't as difficult as it looks.

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  4. fun underpinnings! These look great.

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  5. These look great! Every set gets better and better, doesn't it? I need to get in and sew some bras...all my wires are poking out too.

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    1. Thank you! It is fun choosing all of the colour combinations and you are right it does get better with each set.

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  6. Every time I see a great underwear post I promise myself to make try the bra pattern I bought so long ago.

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    1. It is funny that we procrastinate on these things but actually, give it a go you may well be pleasantly surprised.

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  7. Now that's colourful! Great looking set :)

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    1. Thanks! I think I would struggle to find a more colourful set!

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  8. Excellent, the color is beautiful! greetings

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