Sewing the Darcey bra (style 3): ups & downs
Hey! Here is the comeback of my adventures to sew a bra with finally some victories o/ The Darcey bra pattern by Evie La Luve allowed me to finally really touch success. After my previous fails, it really made me happy!
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Dotted black & white bra
While doing my test and try toiles for the Marcus bra, Evie la Luve has released a nice kit and a new pattern, the Queenie bralette. Quite frustrated with my current attempts at the moment, I bought the kit, the Queenie pattern and the Darcey bra pattern.
|Darcey pattern||Evie La Luve||1||8,80 €|
|Little dots jersey (remnants)||Stragier||0,1||0 €|
|Black stretch tulle (remnants)||Stragier||0,1||0 €|
|White powernet lining||Evie La Luve||0,1||4,20 €|
|Ring & sliders||Aliexpress||4||0,36 €|
|FOE 15 mm||Fil 2000||1||0,30 €|
|Strap elastic 12 mm||Mercerie Extra||1,5||0,99 €|
|Hook & eyes||Aliexpress||1||0,80 €|
Darcey is a basic of Evie La Luve’s range of patterns. The pattern offers 4 different styles + an option, to multiply the versions.
- Style 1 offers a classic soft bra, with a reasonable cleavage.
- Style 2 offers a plunging neckline.
- Style 3 takes the form of style 1 but with a pattern piece designed to insert some sheer fabric (kind of tulle) and bring a sexier side.
- Style 4 offers lace insertion on style 1
- + an option allows to add some lace at the bottom of the bra fot a long version.
The booklets are really excellent from my point of view: the photos are extremely clear & pretty, the explanations perfectly detailed with the indications to have the right lengths of elastic and really professional finishes. You can see an example of the explanations on my article on the Marcus bra.
Sewing the Darcey bra
Suffice to say that with these explanations, the seam Darcey bra went way better than the previous one. That being, wiser after my previous experiences, I still made a toile using style 2. Which turned out a great fit at the first try. Yay!
Du coup, j’ai directement enchainé sur une première version… avec le style 3. J’ai utilisé des chutes de mon jersey à pois dont j’avais déjà fait une robe Moneta, un t-shirt Erell et 2 culottes. On pourra dire que je l’ai rentabilisé celui-là !
J’ai aussi utilisé le tulle extensible de chez Stragier qui convient parfaitement à cette utilisation pour le coup.
Suddenly, I directly went to sew a first version … with the style 3. I used remnants of my polka dots jersey with which I had already made a Moneta dress, an Erell t-shirt and 2 panties. A profitable fabric!
I also used the Stragier stretch tulle (used on the Watson bra) which is perfect for this use.
The whole construction of the bra is done with the burrito technique which allows to enclose all seams properly. This avoids any seam friction on the skin and offers incomparable finishes.
Elastic side, the pre-folded elastic purchased at Fil 2000 is not crazy in terms of quality. It tends to wave when sewn, it stretches too much I think. But, the elastic used for the underbust band and straps is top, soft and pretty. I bought it at Mercerie Extra that I recommend for lingerie supplies.
However, I used it for suspenders when it is better for the underbust band … but I made a mistake when I ordered and I found myself with 10 m of dark brown strap elastic … So, I had to make do with what I had!
Once finished and tried, this bra fits me totally and better, it is super comfortable!
Soutien-gorge Darcey noir & rose
My euphoria over the first frank success in terms of bra pushed me to sew a second bra right away, exactly the same model.
|Darcey bra||Evie La Luve||1||0 €|
|Glossy black jersey||Mercerie Extra||0,4||3 €|
|Black big dots stretch tulle||Mercerine||0,4||3,32 €|
|Black powernet lining||Aliexpress||0,4||2,40 €|
|Rings and sliders||Aliexpress||4||0,36 €|
|Underbust elastic||Reste Master Class||1||0 €|
|FOE 15 mm||Fil 2000||1||0,30 €|
|Pink strap elastic 12 mm||Mercerie Extra||1||0,85 €|
|Hooks & eyes||Aliexpress||1||0,80 €|
This time, I used a shiny black jersey from Mercerie Extra and Mercerine’s big tone-on-tone dot fishnet. For the elastic band, it’s a remnant of my Master Class with Marie Poisson and the straps are also from Mercerie Extra.
It all works as well as the first time.
I hesitated quite a lot to put pictures of me wearing the bra because well … the internets and all the crazies. (So, if you’re one of the crazies, please don’t contact me, thanks.) But, the photos with the bra on is really what I look for when I look for examples of achievements. So, here is for whom it may interest.
Last words on the Darcey bra
So clearly, I haven’t said my last word with this bra pattern . It fits me perfectly and I know that the explanations will allow me to sew the different styles without any problems. In addition to 3 styles not yet tried, there are also two more variations available in the shop … so it’s not over!