I decided to use the bra that I deconstructed last week as I know that it is a good fit and I always feel you can't beat things you already own for giving you an idea of fit. If you have well fitting garments that are past their best but can be used as patterns then you have the basics for making all kinds of things. Here is the finished set, I will go through below what was easier this time.
I wanted to make matching knickers to go with the bra so I used a pair I own to get an idea of shape and both pieces have a join down the centre because of the width of the lace and looking at ones that I own this seems to be a common thing. I used the two colours of lace that I bought as I wanted this set to be a little different. I have to say that second time around the bra came together really quickly, I didn't use pads inside like the one I made last week, I wanted this bra to be just lace.
So having already had a go at bra making last week I was more confident in how it went together, there is also the fact that I made a lot of mistakes last time and had that feeling where you think it would have been better if I had stitched it the other way around, or done things in a different order so having that in mind helped. I did find that I should add the channelling for the bone while attaching the cup to the band, I did this separately last week and got in a topstitching mess. I really love the way the elastic edging changes the look of the bra, almost instantly making it look more professional.
It just shows that doing things wrong really is useful! I know this bra is not perfect and I still have a lot to learn but already I feel more confident with this and that is the main thing. I have to say it fits perfect, while it doesn't have the moulded pads like a lot of my bras it does have boning and it feels supportive, but I don't really need much support anyway. The straps are a little wide and I hadn't realised this when I ordered the strap material but I will know for next time.