The heart mesh is a recent purchase from Emerald Erin. For me I needed a bit of support so tried out a number of fabrics for the lining but went with a strong powernet in red.
For a free pattern the instructions are pretty good with great pictures. The only part I struggled with was placing of the elastic at the cross over. I couldn't get mine to look like the picture but this maybe due to the size I was doing.
I did make sure that the heart matched at the centre front. All cup and side seams are enclosed for a comfortable fit. I was amazed at the fit and support for a bralette. Can't wait to do in the glitter mesh kit.
As I also lined the undie I could enclose both gusset seams. I didn't have a scallop edge on the mesh so I added 3/8" to the pattern to allow for the turn back of the elastic on the leg opening. Worked pretty well but when I make again I think I will go down a size.
So pleased with the result. Another stunning set.
Next up is the Noelle bralette. Unlike the newer Barrett pattern this has just written instructions. Not an issue as a project for all levels. Had this lace around for a while and definitely needed lining. Again I went for strong powernet.
I used a temporary spray to keep the lace in place and did the darts through both layers as I didn't want them to show through the lace. Enclosed the side seam between the lace and lining of the back and did the same for the band. I am now getting a feel for how much to pull the elastic, if at all. I do like to pull along the underarm as this gives a much better fit.
The seam between the body and band is hidden by elastic which also keeps it in place. Elastic is also attached to the bottom of the band which stops it from riding up. I didn't have a large enough black ring for the back so I just used a black sharpie on a white one!
Another impressive make! Looks gorgeous and again supportive because of the strong powernet. I will definitely be making more of these.