I chose the outer fabric, lingerie mesh and elastics from a Merckwaerdigh kit that I had in my stash. The foam for the cut and sew foam cups came from Emerald Erin and the black power net came from Bramaker's Supply. I made a minor adjustment to the pattern this time around from the last ones I've made. I've found that the band elastic has been rolling under the cups, so I trimmed 1/4" off the bottom of the frame pieces under the lowest part of the cups before attaching the band elastic.
Here's the finished bra:
My topstitching on the cup seams wasn't the greatest, until I switched out the sewing machine needle to a smaller ballpoint size.
And of course, if one makes a bra, one needs matching panties. I pilfered the leftover pieces from this bra kit and combined them with stretch laces from my stash to make two matching panties. The first pair I used the Giselle Ruched Back Pantie pattern from OhhhLuluSews. I didn't have enough of the main fabric to make the required height of the back pattern piece, so I added a piece of navy stretch lace before I did the ruching. Here's the back:
For the second pair of matching panties, I used Evie la Luve's Esme Panties pattern. I used a coordinating stretch lace trim at the waist instead of fold over elastic.
And for the final pair, I made a coordinating stretch lace pair of Evie la Luve's Bella Lace panties out of a blue stretch lace - I'll be honest I cut these out a few months back and have no idea where the lace came from. I'm just happy I didn't lose any of the pieces.
As luck would have it, they coordinated with this bra!
I think I need to go through my lingerie drawer to make some more room, because you know these won't be the last ones I make!