I have a special project for today’s blog post. Last week, Sarah of Ohhhlulu posted an announcement on her blog asking for pattern testers to test her new pattern collection. I was selected to make the Peridot Bralette & Bryony Knickers.
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For this set, the patterns recommend using woven fabrics with good bias stretch. I used a teal satin back crepe that has pretty good bias stretch. I also accented the teal color with black alençon lace. Both fabrics are from my personal stash.
Thoughts on the Design
I *love* the Peridot Bralette. It has a great design and the neckline banding is great for colorblocking. It’s also a good pattern for sewists who don’t have lingerie elastic in their stash. It calls for regular 1/4″ elastic for the armholes, band, and straps.
Changes I Made
Also. I must be the world’s worst pattern tester. I ended up deviating from the instructions a tad for both projects. For the Peridot Bralette, I used satin elastic for the straps instead of making my own as the pattern calls for. I’m so sorry, Sarah. :’D
For the Bryony Panties, I made View A. For View A, you would normally finish the hem by turning it under by 1/4″ and topstitching with a twin needle. I ended up cutting 2″ lace strips with the scallop edge and attaching it to the hem. I pushed the seam allowance upwards and zigzagged it in place.
On Fold Over Elastic Application
I am also reminded of how much I hate sewing foldover elastic when I was applying it to the waist of the Bryony Knickers. I think I will finish with picot elastic the next time.
What are your thoughts on the Peridot Bralette and Bryony Knickers by Ohhhlulu? Share in the comments below.
P.S. A big thank you to Sarah of Ohhhlulu for asking me to test these two patterns!