I was already well into the deep, dark recesses of lingerie obsession when Amy released the Watson Bra and bikini. Her rosy lady shorts are my absolute favorite undies, so the purchase of this pattern was a total no-brainer.
I sewed this gorgeousness up in a mix of sizes. I cut the 32E, but took a little out from the band, so it's closer to a 30F. The band is perfect in terms of size. It fits perfectly, lies flat, and is very supportive. The bad news is that I didn't read the sizing before I made it up, and it's like 1 1/2 - 2 sizes too small. Read the sizing before you make this one up!
The good news is that I never really meant for this one to be an "outside bra," so it's not really the end of the world if the cups are a little small. The lace is unlined and really stretchy, so the girls are still comfy. I am interested to see how it will fit in the right size. The band is really supportive, and I'm curious to see if this could make it to "outside bra" status.
Either way, I love the way this turned out. The lace is absolutely gorgeous, and I'm obsessed with how this turned out. All of the fabric and notions came in a kit from Merckwaerdigh. I feel like I'm really getting better at the precise sewing in lingerie making, and I'm really proud of how this turned out!
The undies are less exciting, but equally as awesome. They fit perfectly, which I was completely expecting since I love my ladyshorts so much. The one thing I don't love is my fold-over elastic application. I still kinda suck at it. But, hey, I'm working on it. When they're on it's totally not noticeable.
Anyway, that's all I have to say about this pattern. I'm give it a double thumbs-up! The instructions are fantastic, the drafting is perfect, and every version I've seen has been gorgeous!
I can't say I'll be emerging from the lingerie rabbit hole any time soon, so expect more pretty underthings around these parts :)
Pattern: Watson by Cloth Habit
Size: 32E // S
Fabric: Kit from Merckwaerdigh // Joann Fabrics
Alterations: Took about 1/2 in out of the band