I altered the pattern slightly adding tuck pleats into the front and lace applique edging.
I am not entirely happy with the lace applique, i stitched it by hand and struggled to get it looking paralel as it was vintage lace which was not left side right side lace, so it was not possible to make it symetrical.
Each seam was made as a french seam as the silk frayed alot and it was the neatest finish.
I have not quite finished and still have straps to attach and back fastening with hooks and eyes to add.
The fabric i used was some vintage Japaneese silk I got at a car boot last summer. It is really beautiful and there is lots more for some matching pants and maybe a half slip. I love the softness of the colour, and it is really delicate to touch.
There is something really beautiful about lace edged bras, the fit works well for my body shape. I toiled it first in cotton to get the best fit. There are a few changes I could make, maybe using more modern fabrics with stretch on the back panels next time such as powernet and bra fastening.
But a beautiful first project for Frilly Bits for our Valentines launch!
Hoping you all got lots of cards and maybe a choclate or two.