Fabric; slithery, slinky-malinki poly knit from Fabulous Fabrics in a divinely luxuriously glossy mocha shade; all elastic and other findings from Homecraft Textiles. I wanted to make a Sierra bra for myself too; and while I love lace-y underthingies, this time I went for smooth, sleek and sophisticated, with a grownup vibe more befitting to an ancient old crone such as myself.
Haha, no really, I do have a nice selection of frillies already and just wanted a change of pace :)
Features; none. Letting the fabric glow on its own with absolutely nil embellishment.
LOVE this unadorned look, I mean I adore pretty bits and bobs too but sometimes the simplest and plainest of styles in a sophisticated colour and liquid-y fabric like this feels just as gorgeous!
Technical blahdy-blah: I cut two backs, clean finished the seams within the layers, and also lined the front/cups with self fabric to about centre front. I just left the lining CF straight edge floating unfinished on the inside; it's not going to fray or anything and doesn't show up at all. The remainder of the fronts/straps are single layered. The lower edge is finished with elastic, folded under and zig-zagged on the right side, just the same finish as the top edges and all edges of the knickers (as pictured below). I cut the elastic 7% shorter than the edge it was to be attached to, measuring the paper pattern pieces.
That black hook and eye tape at the back is bothering me, but well, colour options here are pretty limited. I've found Homecraft Textiles to have the absolute best array of lingerie elastics to be found in Perth. Well worth hitting up.
2x pairs of undies, both super plain Watson briefs. Boring and barely worth a photo... close-up for elastic-attachment detail purposes only.
Full set: so normally I love my things to be photographed looking artfully arranged to best show them off but couldn't resist going the full Merchant and Mills here.
artistic dishevelment and not a randomly chucked down pile of clothes at allWhat is that aesthetic anyway? just kind of throw it down in a messed up crumpled heap on the floor, y'know? just like when your teenagers kick their grotty clothes aside as they step into the shower or something, and leave them there. For days, if you don't
Embrace the crumple.
Feel the crumple.
BE. The crumple.
Hehe, not to diss Merchant and Mills! I actually have the workbook myself... a recent birthday pressie, and heavy hints had nothing to do with it at all! *cough cough* and I love a lot of the stuff in it! Just that the screwed-up-and abandoned-on-the-floor thing cracks me up. The new cool... OK!
Actually, my clothing is more usually kept like below...
Aaaah, that's better! *sigh of contended happiness* ooo, did someone say neat freak? Order and method, my friends. Order and method:)
Happiness factor; plain, but supremely happy with that plainness, and I love the wraparound bra style; it's nice to have something a bit different. Construction, smooth sailing all the way. For visual purposes I'm deducting one point for the black hook and eyes at the back. 9/10 :)
Bra; the Sierra by Madalynne, free to download here
Knickers; the Watson briefs by Cloth Habit.