Here it is again – the time when we show you the Lacey Days of Summer Challenge Entries. this time, we wanted to put your creativity to the test as we asked you to work with TWO laces in the same garment. You did not disappoint. Here are some combinations of lace to inspire you!


The new Ingrid pattern with the front hook and eye closure option was the perfect bra for me to make for my 84 year-old Mother. I used beige and bluebird blue duoplex with “Megan” lace in beige. I added some flowers from a tiny scrap of lace I have had for years and couldn’t part with because surely I would be able to use it for something…Mom is delighted and that’s all that matters.


This is my entry for the Lacey Days challenge. The challenge got me thinking about how an external power bar made of nude stretch lace could cover up some Frankenstein-ing. This project involved my first time: making a bra (Linda); drafting a pattern piece; cloning (to correct the drape of the power bar’s centre seam); using stretch fabrics; and visiting Designer Fabrics. The lovely red satin and ivory lace entry from February (and the desire to save my lilac findings kit for later) inspired the colour scheme. While my entry lacks any “bra magic”, I like how the lace ruffle pulls together the colours of beige findings and nude lace to make a pretty bra of Frankenstein. My Franken-bra is dedicated to the folks at Designer Fabric, who were so kind and patient with me during their hectic last week of business.


I made these adorable panties to go with a bralette pattern I tested. I couldn’t resist making a matching set. These were made from my drafted pattern. I’ve used two laces, three if you count the narrow lace on the leg openings and at the waist. These were made while we were on vacation in the Rocky Mountains. I cut everything ahead of time. Unfortunately, when I got here, I found I didn’t have all the lace for the back! Good thing I hadn’t cut the back of the panty.


Attached is my August contribution in 3 pic’s including “the-making-of”. The narrow lace I used to flourish the shoulder straps. I mirrored all lace parts, except at the bridge. I used black moulded cups for the bra.


Naughty. Finally.  For the Lacey Days of Summer, it’s a Shelley with rigid  Black Rose lace, and stretch “Leopard” lace from BMS.  This one I really love, and it fits perfectly.


Here is my entry to the August Ultimate Bra-makers Challenge ‘Lacy Days of Summer’: a turquoise-light copper Shelley bra in size 42E. The turquoise lace has no stretch at all, but the light copper is stretchy, which made them challenging to work with. I also wanted to mirror the lace edge on the front band, so I had to make a cut in the centre and cover it with a piece of blue lace. I watched the Craftsy Class lessons on working with laces, it helped me a lot.


Please find attached my submission for the Lacey Days of Summer contest! It is adapted from the Sweet-Sixteen bralette pattern and made this year!


I found this one hard!  Guess I’m not a lace girl and putting 2 together was challenging.  I drafted the boyshort lace panty from Beverly’s craftsy class and added some colour to the leg.


I made the Ruby again. This time instead of using the foam I use midnight blue 15 denier fabric for the cups, dark blue and black lace with black findings. It was challenging to work both with the 15 denier and each lace as each one had their own stretch and low stretch direction that I had to factor in. Very comfortable to wear with just enough stretch in the cups. Will do this again once I have the new Sapphire pattern.


This is the classic bra with lace on the upper cup. The other is a bralette with no ring and sliders. Both are very comfortable


This month I used 2 different laces to make my very first bra. I used the Ruby pattern (fabric only version) and a lot of help from Beverly’s Craftsy class, Sewing Bras: Construction and Fit. I started with white cup lining, powernet, and elastics. I dyed them in the same dye bath that was supposed to be a light taupe color, but everything came out as pale pinks. I then grabbed my two laces and some pink habotai silk and went to work on the cups. It came together far easier than I’d imagined and I’m thrilled at how pretty it turned out.


Here is my presentation for the ultimate bra challenge : a two-lace shorty. A very simple one to sew, but the laces give very nice and sophisticated result. Craftsy Class about sewing panties was (once again, or “as usual” may I say) very useful to get tips about sewing this piece.


Here is my Lacey Days of Summer Challenge Entry.


You asked for two laces this month!  This is a trial Ruby bra, fabric only version, using green and ivory laces, and a faux lacing in green ribbon.  I altered the upper cup as per the alteration I make to the Classic and removed some fabric from the top edge of the back band.

3 replies
  1. Jane Thickett
    Jane Thickett says:

    Looking at all these entries has given me some inspiration to try mixing my fabrics and findings. Well done everyone 🤗x

  2. Janet Siddall
    Janet Siddall says:

    I love to see what everybody else does and it really inspires me. There are some very clever bra makers out there.
    Just wish I lived close enough to be able to attend the classes.


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