Sunday, December 7, 2014

Space Skivvies!

I've been so eager for the release of Amy's pattern, The Watson Bra & Bikini, that I snapped it up immediately upon release.   I'm tickled by the wide range of cup sizes in this pattern and can't wait to make one up for myself --- though I'm sure that I'll fall into the category of this being a lazy day indoor bra for me!  But every girl needs a few comfy about-the-house bras!

This first set has been sewn as a gift for a very petite friend rather than for myself.  I cut the XS bikini and the bra in a 30C, consequently not much fabric was required.  So I rummaged in my knit fabric scrap bin and came up with enough bits of a galaxy printed lightweight nylon/lycra swimwear knit for the main pieces.  Though I purchased this fabric from The Fabric Fairy quite awhile ago, it still seems to be in stock.  I underlined the front band with black duoplex for stability, used black powernet for the back band and cut the back of the panties from a bit of black satin milliskin.  All the elastics, strapping, closure, powernet and rings & slides were sourced from Sew Sassy and / or Fabric Depot .  I'm a tad concerned that the band may be a little long for my small friend, and will update on fit as soon as she tries it on.

This was a fun and easy sew and during the entire process I had future versions skittering through my brain --- there will definitely be many future versions.


  1. Ginny, what a gorgeous set! It's so lovely. I'm sure your friend will be delighted! And the material is delightful. Is one for you next on the list?


  2. Thanks Michelle! It's fun, I think! My gorgeous tiny redheaded friend was delighted when I gave them to her today. We were in a public place, so no immediate try-on for fit --- she will get back to me soon though.

    I do think the next Watson will be for me, probably in some stretch lace or mesh (or a combo of those) :D. Though I need to muslin a Marlborough for my niece before she arrives for a holiday visit, so it may come after that. I'm so curious about how it will work for a busty girl since all the reviews I've seen thus far are made up in smaller cup sizes. Are you planning to give this pattern a try too?

  3. These are so great!

    As part of my December column about sewing trends for Sew, Mama, Sew!, I'd love to share one of your projects. I will share one photo and link to both your project and your main blog address. (you can see past trends posts here: )

    The post is scheduled for December 19th. As per my agreement with SMS i do need your express permission to use one of your photos, so if you'd like to be included, please respond ASAP.

    thank you!! Kelley :

  4. Oh man that fabric is AMAZING!

    I'm also a big fan of this pattern, the biggest problem (for me) will just be trying to find suitable fabrics

  5. That set looks great! I have thought about trying to make my own bras, but I still haven't done it yet. Maybe one day...

  6. How cool, i was obsessed with galaxy print when it first came out! I don't think I'd be brave enough to make a bra but I'm definitely keen to try my hand at underwear!

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  8. I absolutely love your sets! You do amazing work!