Pattern Testing for Ohhhlulu: Teal/Black Peridot Bralette & Bryony Knickers

Ohhhlulu Sews Peridot Bralette Bryony Knickers Tailor Made Shop

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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Ohhhlulu Sews Peridot Bralette Bryony Knickers Tailor Made Shop

Fabrics Used

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.

Ohhhlulu Sews Peridot Bralette Bryony Knickers Tailor Made Shop

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.

Ohhhlulu Sews Peridot Bralette Bryony Knickers Tailor Made Shop

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

Ohhhlulu Sews Peridot Bralette Bryony Knickers Tailor Made Shop

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.

Ohhhlulu Sews Peridot Bralette Bryony Knickers Tailor Made Shop

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.

Ohhhlulu Sews Peridot Bralette Bryony Knickers Tailor Made Shop

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 askingΒ me to test these two patterns!

Bralette Pattern: Peridot Bralette by Ohhhlulu
Panties Pattern: Bryony Knickers by Ohhhlulu
Fabric & Lace: Personal Stash
Trims & Notions: Tailor Made Shop

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2 Comments

  1. I am in awe of your work on this set! I am most excited for these 2 patterns. I love the shape so much, and your use of lace is inspiring!

    1. Thank you and yes! The Peridot Bralette is my favorite piece in Ohhhlulu’s new pattern collection so I was super stoked that I could test this pattern! I can’t wait to see what you will do with this set once the patterns are released! πŸ™‚

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