Here is another commissioned piece I’ve been working on for my hula dancer friend. Basically, she wants to be a mermaid and my mission was to make a set of embroidered lingerie with a mermaid theme. I hope you can see my effort in the design. She also wanted it to be okay to be seen outside so she can show off my creation! I chose a light orange cotton as the main fabric and strong pink for the front bra hook and the waistband loop at the back of the knickers.
The bra is replicating shells by having no undercup section and using a front hook. I also played with the bra cup pattern to have radial lines. I used an elastic band in a matching colour for the straps and gold metal parts to go with the warm tone. The top sections of the bra cups have sea themed embroidery using threads and ribbons. The knickers are elasticated at the back waist and the legs. The front waist section is embroidered with a mermaid motif and my label.
These are the calico samples I’d made first which are also lovely.