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