Purple Watson Bra & Nora Panties Set

I know my last post was about sewing a wearable wardrobe, and I did not include lingerie in those lists. However, I promise I whipped up this set before writing that post… We know I love the ease and simplicity of the Watson Bra.ย I also really love the details of the Nora Panties, so I made them into a set. That’s one of the things I love about sewing lingerie (and everything, really) – you can find patterns you love and play with them to create really fun sets.

watson bra & nora panties set | basic stitch

I initially made the Nora Panties of this set. I had bought a bunch of knits for panty-making purposes from Blackbird Fabrics and fell in love with this dreamyย & soft purple modal jersey knit (which seems to be out of stock). Though I had been planning a pair of black panties with silver linings, but I couldn’t resist cutting into the purple first. Apparently my hip measurements are misleading when it comes to panty-making, so I made a size smaller than last time. The panties turned out perfectly! They are so comfortable and soft and, as a cherry on top, cute!

nora panties | basic stitch

After I fell in love with the panties, I knew I had to whip up a Watson bra to match! It was the first time I had ever used the stretch stitch function on my sewing machine. I don’t know why I haven’t used it before, but it’s pretty awesome! I know it uses a lot of thread, but the seams need the stretch, and I didn’t really want to deal with serger bulk. Instead of using the standard picot elastic, I used fold-over elastic on this bra to match the panty. All in all this Watson bra is super comfy and I’m so thrilled with this set.

watson bra | basic stitch

The purple and silver combo didn’t photograph particularly well, but I promise it’s lovely!

I also recently tried my hand at the Boylston Bra from Orange Lingerie. It came out okay, and I might be writing a blog post about it soon. Stay tuned for more bras and hopefully wearable wardrobe things!! ๐Ÿ™‚

4 thoughts on “Purple Watson Bra & Nora Panties Set

  1. This panty and bra set is striking – great combination of colours .

    A question on the underliing Nora pattern: have you already tried the thong-style of the panties? Can you recommend the pattern (so, are they comfy? ๐Ÿ™‚ )?


    1. Hi Mary, I haven’t tried the thong style yet. Maybe soon though because it’s an easy pattern and doesn’t take much fabric! This view is very comfy, and I really like wearing them. I’d suggest you make a test version or two, especially if you are between sizes. Hope that’s helpful! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Thanks for your response. I always prefer the thong style because it`s the winning path to avoid vpl (i.e. with skinny jeans). So maybe you`ll give it a try and share your own experiences in a short post? ๐Ÿ™‚


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