Bra-A-Week: Week 17


Hi All!!
It’s bikini time!!
It’s been feeling like summer here in Ontario and I’m embracing it! I knew I had to do something fun- so I decided to make a fringe bikini in this tie-dye print!

It was pretty simple to make- I made the top based on my self-drafted bralette pattern, and then added some fringe to the neckline! All you have to do is cut the swimwear fabric, since you don’t have to worry about it fraying, and then baste it to your neckline before you finish with binding!

This was definitely a project with binding- the only swim elastic in this suit is around the bottom band of the bikini top and in the halter strap!

Fringe love!! What I love about the fringe is the nice dip that it goes in following the neckline curve! and it’s so easy because it’s just a rectangle of fabric you slice into strips!

I didn’t put any foam in this top- it’s just a layer of swimwear and a layer of lining- so it’s a soft bra, but I like the shape that this seaming gives. I based it off of the seams in my bralette pattern. And it was so quick to do- I just serged all the seams then topstitched with a zig-zag stitch.

I also did some detailing with a charm on the side- I added it with this strapping element- which I’m not overly thrilled with, since it gapes a little – I might end up making another pair of bottoms, or fixing these so they don’t gape as much. not sure yet, we’ll see

Aren’t these little rings so cute?! I got them in Toronto when I went shopping with Karin!

Overall I’m pretty excited about this new suit! and it’s almost beach weather!! I will definitely be rocking this on the beach soon!

And now onto all of your beautiful makes this week!
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First we have this gorgeous under-bust from Karin of Mrs.Weaver’s Finest!

Karin made this beautiful under-bust corset with side panels in Dragon’s Blood, and a centre panel in this stunning gold printed silk brocade! And my-oh-my look at that waist!

Karin is really outdoing herself with all these amazing corsets! It makes me want to do some corset making! What stunning colour combinations too! Don’t forget to check out Karin’s post on her Dragon’s Blood corset over on her blog!

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Next we have some more honeymoon lingerie from Leah of Is It Really Sew Strange?

Leah made a bunch of beautiful sets for a friend’s honeymoon! How delicate and beautiful! I love the longline on this top 🙂 Don’t forget to check out Leah’s post over on her blog about this set!

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Next we have another stunning Watson from Maddy of MissMaddySews!

This is another bra from the  Watson Pattern! Maddy is quite a fan! And she does such a beautiful job!

 

I’m all about this gorgeous pink colour! So much fun!! Perfect for spring! Don’t forget to check out Maddy’s new blog MissMaddySews!

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Next we have two beautiful bathing suits from Monika of La Mona!

Moninka made these two swimsuits covering foam bra cups (this brown one), and fabric bra cups (the green one)! Love the ruching on this top! And what a cute little detail on the bottoms!

I love all the little details on Monika’s suits! The colour combinations, the little strap details and the little bow on the bottoms! Great work! Don’t forget to check out Monika’s posts about her suits!

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Next we have a pretty little bralette from David of Bonnet Blue!

 

David made this bralette with some gorgeous blue lace- how delicate and pretty! Love it!
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Beautiful work this week! You are all so amazing 🙂 :)And talking about amazing- make sure to tell your mom how amazing she is this Mothers Day!!!

Don’t forget to check out the Pinterest board, and the Flickr Group if you enjoy those platforms! To grab a challenge button and to send your bra for next week to bra.a.week@gmail.com by Friday for the next Sunday post!!

You can also check out Week 1Week 2 , Week 3 , Week 4 , Week 5 , Week 6 , Week 7,  Week 8 , Week 9 , Week 10Week 11 , Week 12 , Week 13 , Week 14, Week 15 and Week 16 of this challenge for more amazing bras!

I hope you’re all enjoying your Mother’s Day weekend!!

xo erin

 

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    Lovely submissions this week. I'm feeling somewhat like you, Erin, in that you're inspiring me to start thinking about swimwear. Great post!

    Michelle

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    That's a wonderful fringe bikini, Erin! The charms are a cute detail, and the strapping element in the bottoms is an interesting design idea, really original! I hope you'll fix that little gap!
    The submissions this week are also great. I love the "retro" feel of Monika's bikinis and, as always, my jaw dropped when I saw Karin's corset. How can it be so perfect?!

    I may come back to the challenge next week, but my sewing machine is broken *cries inconsolably*, so we'll see… In the meantime, I enjoy watching everyone's creativity! 🙂

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    Lovely entries again.
    The corset of Karin is stunning and realy like Monika's bikini's.
    Your bikini is so nice, all the little details, luv it.

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