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Dusty Mauve Watson Set

basic stitch | watson bra and panty

A few months ago, I ordered two bra and panty kits from Blackbird Fabrics. I had made a “practice Watson” before the kits came and decided it was about time to make use of at least one of the kits. I wanted to make the longline version of the bra this time, so I used the kit I had ordered with the “large findings” — which really just means 3-hook bra clasps instead of 2-hooks.

basic stitch | watson bra and panty

Overall, the longline is okay, but I like the shorter band better. I noticed when I tried this on that the bottom of the cups aren’t making contact with my body like they did with the shorter band. They just don’t feel as supportive, but I guess it’s not the biggest issue in the world.

basic stitch | watson bra and panty

I hadn’t made the Watson panty yet, and I had thought about making a practice version before using the kit, but I decided against that for some reason. I wish I hadn’t. My hip sizing is always tricky and I might have been able to go a size down on the panty, or at least been more aggressive with the stretching of the elastic around the butt area. I really, really need to learn the importance of making toiles.

basic stitch | watson bra and panty

About the kit: WOW. I bought these kits a bit impulsively, and I was worried that it was a bad decision. I was so wrong. The lace is amazing. The jersey is soooo soft. The findings were amazing. The powernet is way more sturdy (but still stretchy) than the stuff I got by itself on etsy. And I didn’t have to do any work to find a bunch of matching pieces. Will definitely buy from Blackbird again. Rumor has it that there will be more bra kits available this summer and I will definitely be looking at buying some more 🙂

basic stitch | watson bra and panty

I still have one more kit (pale pink, amethyst, and white) lying around waiting for me, so I’m looking forward to making another bra/panty set, though I don’t know if it will be another Watson. Anyone have any recommendations for other bra/panty patterns?

basic stitch | watson bra and panty

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One thought on “Dusty Mauve Watson Set

  1. The consensus on the collette Florence bralette seems to be that it is simple to make, and fitting adjustments are easy to make on the fly. I think that one is downloadable only…

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