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[BAW27] Lily of the Valley Lingerie Set

Jul 4, 2016 | Bra Makes | 24 comments

Hi All!

This week I have a set for you that I’m completely in love with πŸ™‚ and I’m calling it my Lily of the Valley set, because they are my favourite flowers πŸ™‚

 

Besides incorporating everything I love in this set, it’s also special because I’m using lace that was gifted to me by the lovely Ying of TailorMadeShoppe! I was admiring her rose gold hardware (also used in this set) and she was admiring some of my non-stretch lace, so we decided to do a trade, I had no idea she would include some of this beautiful white stretch lace! So I knew it had to be made into something special! Thanks Ying!!

This three-piece set is a lovely fusion of stretch lace, bra tulle, fold-over elastic, regular 3/8″ picot elastic, white bamboo and rose gold hardware πŸ™‚

I’m living for this rose gold hardware- I feel like it brings this set to the next level!

I never usually do a photoshoot with a whole set like this, because it just seems too riskΓ©, but I threw caution to the wind with this one, because I love it so much! And this has to be one of the most fun backyard photo shoots I’ve done!

I absolutely love how sheer everything in this set looks! That’s one of the best things about bra tulle on garter belts- it’s sturdy but you don’t have to hide your beautiful panties underneath!

And I feel like the fit is very spot on, if I do say so myself!

It’s also a really good thing that mom procrastinated so long on sewing up her sheers for the front window! We used the fabric pinned to the clothesline for this photoshoot πŸ™‚

I love to think of this photo as my dramatic pinterest photo that’s super whimsical, then I laugh because naturally Gibby’s fluffy little butt made it in the photo to the right of my elbow

 

Now for the bra details! This is actually a partial band bra (the channelling turns in towards the cup), but I designed it to have a frame that went along the bottom of the cups with this low bridge to allow for this beautiful cut-out in the center πŸ™‚

Then the cup itself is a very simple vertical dart, the dart ends just about where the lace edge ends, so the seam isn’t too prominent, and I love how the sheer white bra tulle shows over the top of the lace, and is finished with the fold over elastic for a really clean edge!

I decided to mirror that look of lace edge, bra tulle and fold over elastic with the garter belt because I felt it gave the set a great balance and cohesion!

And the panties are my bikini bottom pattern, and I made the front panel with lace and tulle, mirroring the top of the bra and the garter belt too!

I absolutely adore my new set! I can imagine I’ll make myself another one just like it if I ever get married, there’s something so bridal about it.

But for now, it’s just me and my Gibby!

And naturally, because I just can’t take myself so serious with this photoshoot- I had to include a couple of the bloopers! lol *so glamorous*

Hope you’re all having an amazing weekend! (and a happy 4th of July to all my USA buddies out there!)

What have you been sewing lately?

xo

erin

24 Comments

  1. katherine h

    Such a pretty set! Love the backyard shots…even the bloopers! Your bramaking is always so inspirational.

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thank Katherine πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ The bloopers are my favourite part πŸ˜›

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    • EmeraldErin

      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Thanks Mirian πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  2. Maddie Flanigan

    Happy 4th of July to you too!

    It's never too risquΓ© to show off what you made and feel proud about the project and how you look in it. You go girl! You look great in this set, and the fabric and trims are so, so beautiful!

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    • EmeraldErin

      πŸ™‚ Thanks Maddie!! Now I guess we can both be the proud girls who post pictures in their skivvies πŸ˜› xo

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  3. JensWare

    I agree with Maddie. Beautiful set. So much work, great job. Super inspiring.

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  4. poppykettle

    I think I'm in love with your underwear!! A seriously stunning set and fit perfection!!

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Melanie πŸ™‚ You do beautiful work πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ <3

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  5. Evie

    So pretty! I've been working on dresses lately, but this has put me in the mood to get back to work on the bra I cut out a couple of weeks ago πŸ™‚

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Evie!! bra sewing is the best sewing!! πŸ™‚

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  6. Ilna

    Oh so beautiful and delicate! Definitely bridal… And I love the photo shoot too.

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    • EmeraldErin

      πŸ™‚ Thanks Ilna πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  7. Ginny

    Pure perfection Erin!

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  8. SofΓ­a

    So beautiful, Erin!! It's one of your best sets, if not THE best!! I'd totally get married wearing something like it! πŸ˜›
    The lace is just gorgeous and I find the construction of the bra very interesting! And the photoshoot is lovely, even the bloopers! Lol!

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Sofia!! I have to agree- I think this one might be the best so far πŸ™‚ I almost feel like I should do another post just on the construction of this one πŸ™‚

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  9. sewanemone

    Wow, what an amazing set and it does looks like the fit is perfect on everything! Very brave to do a photo shoot and I love you included the bloopers. I've gotten behind in my lingerie goals but this is totally inspiring me to get back at it οΏ½οΏ½

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Anemone! It was more fun than I thought it would be to do the photoshoot! And I live for bloopers like that! lol Happy to inspire you with your lingerie goal πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  10. Anonymous

    i don't know anything about sewing i just look at your posts because you're the most beautiful person i've ever seen

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    • EmeraldErin

      Aww thanks anon, you're too sweet!

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