My Fabric Designs + Watson Bra

My Fabric Designs + Watson Bra

I made a Watson bra and bikini brief set with my own print from My Fabric Designs!

Watson Bra with Matching Panties

I named this print Manta Tejida. I love that I can order this design in so many different apparel fabrics. It coordinates with several other prints in my collection, too. 

You can see my entire collection of fabric here. I’ll tell you about my inspiration for these prints in a future post. 

Watson Bra & Bikini Briefs Set

This is my second Watson Bra. (3rd bra-make, ever.) It’s is a size 30 A, and a perfect fit for its recipient.

Watson Bra

I used performance knit from My Fabric Designs. It works great for this particular bra. It’s soft but has enough body to do its job. It has 2-way stretch, so it wouldn’t offer much support for the larger cup sizes.

Watson Bra, zig zag topstitching

Look at these perfect stitches…much better than my first Watson.

Watson Bra pattern, stitch detail

I dyed the elastic and trimmings with iDye Poly. (Check out how it compares to Rit’s synthetic dye in my previous post.) There’s just a touch of sky blue in the fabric. Can you see it?

Watson Bra in Manta Tejida by Amy Mayen

I modified the Watson Bikini briefs to showcase a coordinating fabric. I moved the side seams towards the front so a little of the back fabric would show. You can see this print here.

Modified Watson Bikini

I used the rest of the blue elastic lace for the leg holes. I love how it extends up the front! I wish I had more- but I had to finish the waist with pink foldover elastic.

Note to self: always dye more elastic than what you think you need.

Foldover elastic waistband, Watson Bikini pattern (modified)

Speaking of foldover elastic: do any of you know a nicer way to finish it off? It dawned on me after sewing that I could’ve started my FOE in the center front, then covered the seam with a bow.

Watson Bra & Panties Set

Here’s the set together. I won this bra-battle, but the war continues. My next make will be more complicated, so I’m working on not-bras while I prepare myself.

About The Author

Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Gina

    Looks like you have been having fun designing fabric! I have not worked with FOE but can you join it like you join binding on a quilt? Your idea of starting in the front and putting a bow on it is a good one!!! Cute set Amy!!

  2. Angela

    Great success! I also love the seams and elastic on the panties. Great choices there on the changes you made. I have to go check out your fabrics now because you have me interested with those colors!
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