I have made a new lingerie set using the very last leftovers from Craig's hoodie; a lovely soft grey-and-black pinstriped cotton jersey originally from Spotlight. The bra pattern is KwikSew 3300 (my review of this pattern here) and the undies are McCalls 2772... surprise! my old favourites. The bikini pattern pieces are starting to get a tad fragile now and I really should trace them off; they have yet to see a lot more use :)
I used black underwear elastic, and a black bra closure to match. The liners were cut from an old Tshirt. Recycling, y'know! (pats self smugly on back)
When I had finished sewing the set I pondered what to use for decoration; anything black would disappear into the fabric, likewise something grey. Frilly bits and bobs seemed unsuited to the utilitarian no-nonsense vibe of striped cotton jersey. I doubtfully plucked these cute little red buttons from my stash and held them against the set. These had been salvaged from off an old pair of PJ's. Once they were there, on; they immediately brought to my mind the Wicked Witch of the East, from the Wizard of Oz. You know, the sister of the Wicked Witch of the West, on whose head Dorothy's house dropped from the sky?
Hehehe.... I reckon she would have worn a set just like this, don't you?!