The Ultimate Black Lingerie Set: Mixing + Matching The Barrett + 8624 Kits
A little lace can go a long way; 2 Madalynne DIY lingerie kits can go a long way too!
I recently moved into my boyfriend’s place and transformed the spare bedroom into a sewing space. A PINK sewing space. I’ve always wanted a damn pink room and now I have one. If you’ve tuned into my Instagram stories, you may have seen the transformation. I’ll be photographing and sharing all the details very soon. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek. Having this room has done wonders to my workflow, and I’ve been cranking out a lot more sewing. The most recent project was making a Barrett bralette and Madalynne X Simplicity 8624 bra + undie using the Basic Black Barrett Kit and the Madalynne X Simplicity 8624/8436/8229 Lingerie Kit: Black. Part of the reason I made all three is to show that you can mix and match Madalynne kits. I used the lace from the 8624/8436/8229 kit for the back band of the Barrett, and I used the extra black and nude stretch mesh from the Barrett kit and the extra lace from 8624/8436/8229 kit to make an 8624 undie. Dude, that’s the beauty of handmade – you’re in the drivers seat! You get to do/make whatever the hell you want!
BARRETT BRALETTE + 8624 BLACK LINGERIE SET DETAILS
- I cut a size 34B and shortened the height of the front overlay pattern piece since I’m petite (short torso). Scope out this blog post for common pattern alterations for the 8624.
- I used a size 80 demi underwire, which you can purchase on my webshop here.
- I changed the back band of the 8624 to a 3×3 hook and eye. The 8624 kit includes both a 2×3 and 3×3 hook and eye.
- The scalloped bottom band for the black Barrett is a new addition to the webshop and I’m loving it! It’s 2 3/8″ wide – so it feels more supportive than the 3/4″ wide picot elastic that is in some of the other kits, like this one.
I was looking through my lingerie drawer yesterday and I’m proud to say that except for one Wolford underwire bra, which I purchased when I went to Paris and just can’t get rid of for some stupid sentimental reason, everything is Madalynne! Woot woot! I wear my me-made blush pink Barrett as a neutral piece underneath white tops, my me-made yellow rib knit Barrett for a cozy option, and my RTW Macie as a special item… and now these. Comfortable and pretty. Of course, I have more Madalynne undies that I wear, but those of my most often worn. Before taking these photos, which were at the end of the day, I went to a graduation luncheon (Chase just finished her internship) and ran some errands around town. Man o’ man do I love good fitting lingerie. Ya hear me?
SHOP MADALYNNE DIY LINGERIE KITS + MORE
Get your DIY on and shop Madalynne DIY lingerie kits, Simplicity patterns, free sewing patterns and lingerie supplies. Just as an FYI, if you would like to or if you think you’ll need more of an elastic or a trim that is in a kit, you can purchase separately in the sewing supplies section of the webshop.
This entire project was sewn on a PFAFF Passport 2.0, which is what I use for all my personal sewing as well as bra workshops. Click here to read more about my partnership with PFAFF and a full review of the Passport.