Bra-A-Week : Floral Underbust
This one is the same pattern as last weeks, the Freedom Corset pattern from Pin-Up Girls in size D graded to C at the waist, but this is the under-bust version.
To make this I used corset twill as a lining and a silky rayon as the outer fashion fabric.
Because you’re not supposed to use lightweight fabrics for the outside of a corset, I used a double sided adhesive interfacing (Wonder Under) to fix it to the lining- which turned out a little heavier than I would have liked, I think in the future I would just keep them as separate layers and use an interfacing on the rayon, then I could also do the ‘stitch and flip’ method of making a case for my boning, rather than sewing bone channels onto my seam allowances, which I’m finding to be a little bulky.
Overall I’m totally obsessed with this corset! I love it!! This fabric is also quite special to me, because it was the last remain scrap of my ‘signature fabric’ that I used for a fashion show in university! It was the perfect use!
And of course it’s Gibby approved! I can’t wait to wear this in Calgary!!
I’m so excited to get working on more corsets!! My next two corsets will be patterns from the lovely Scarlett 🙂
And I have more exciting news! Scarlett most kindly offered a discount code for all of you, my lovely readers!!
Now on to your lovely makes from this week!
First we have a pretty pink bra from David of Bonnet Bleu
David made this using foam cups, a pretty satin fabric and two types of lace, all in this gorgeous pink colour! It made a really dynamic neckline, and I love the simple detail of the bow!
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Next we have a lovely bra from Christie!
Christie made this bra using a beautiful black and red stretch lace over denier and powernet. Love that lace edge!
Christie made this with an internal powerbar for some good lift and a re-draft on the neckline to make it a balconette style! Her favourite so far- and I can see why! Gorgeous!
Next we have a pretty set from Emma of A Hand Stitched Life!
Emma made this set using the Cloth Habit Watson Pattern with the matching briefs pattern for the bottoms. How beautiful is this!
Emma made this set using stretch lace, and said it’s one of the most comfortable that she owns- that’s definitely a win!!
If you want to know more about this gorgeous set, make sure to check out Emma’s post over on her blog!
Next we’re moving in to an October corset from Sofia of Silver Lining Atelier!
Sofia made this corset using the free corset belt pattern from Scarlett, using cotton twill lining, heavy black cotton and upholstery fabric for the exterior- super classy and wearable!
This was Sofia’s first corset – and wow what a hit! I think she’s got the same corset bug that I have too! It looks so pretty and simple over that dress too!
Make sure you head over to Sofia’s blog to read more about her gorgeous corset!
Last but not least we have another gorgeous October corset from Karin of Mrs.Weaver’s Finest!
This is Karin’s ‘Italian Job’ corset- made from beautiful Italian checked fabric, some beautiful ribbon detailing, and a whole lot of time and dedication to matching stripes! And it really paid off- this is quite a stunner!
Karin used the Freedom Corset pattern for this corset, along with some modifications for taste and fit! Absolutely gorgeous!
Make sure you head over to Karin’s blog to read all about the Italian Job!
I never cease to be amazed by all your talent- what a fantastic group of people we have here in our bra family!
Don’t forget to check out the Pinterest board and if you’re on Instagram and posting your lovely makes- don’t forget to add in #braaweek or #corsetoctober !!
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