I really wanted a set, but don't want to risk my health or comfort by not using cotton underpants. Normally, I would avoid a seam at the back crotch because that is what shows so easily under clothes, but I'm thinking this set will be mostly worn at home, so I guessed where to make the seam for the crotch and put a cotton crotch to the tricot body. Worked perfectly. Well, I'll see if the different fabric weights cause the fabric to tear, but it looks alright and I did a good job of placing the seams so that the cotton covers the important parts but the seams are low enough that their isn't risk of them showing through clothes.
I then made a simple kimono with black stretch lace. I was really into sensual lingerie sewing over the Christmas holidays! It was a good brain cleanse from working on the Bronx/bridesmaid dress.
After those three pieces, I had just enough of this purple tricot left to cut another bra. This time I used the 34B pattern, but traced the length of the 36 band. I also had to use elastic for the straps, so the slides are too loose. I wasn't able to underline the second bra, so it isn't as nice looking, but it fits beautifully.
What I want to know is why there is a seam in the center front of the band. It would reduce bulk to cut the band as one piece. Also, if store bought bra cups are made from one piece, why can't sewing patterns show how to do that? Moreover, I don't want padding for shaping, but I do want to add enough padding to prevent cold nipples from showing. Must be time for me to buy more tricot...