Bra-A-Week [38]: Floral Underbust


Hi All!
It’s the second week of Corset October! YAY! And I’ve got another corset for you!

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!!

If you use the code ERINOCT you can get 30% OFF her patterns and her course!! Thanks Scarlett!!

Now on to your lovely makes from this week!

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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!

David is a freelance lingerie designer, label: Bonnet BlueFacebook Page

dpolrolniczak (at) wp (dot) pl

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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  !!

You can go here to grab a challenge button and don’t forget to send your bra for next week to bra.a.week@gmail.com by Friday for the next Sunday post!!

Wow, I really don’t think I could have asked for more this month! This is truly amazing and there is still so much to come!
Can’t wait to see everything you send me for next week!
xo
erin
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    Ahhhh so amazing! I'm definitely adding an under-bust to my corset wish-list now, yours looks so incredible 🙂 I've been absolutely swamped the last couple of weeks, but I've finally managed to post about my first corset, and hope to finish the second this weekend! 🙂

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      YAY! Thanks Maddy- I would definitely recommend underbusts! I think that they are possibly a little more wearable, and just as pretty! I can't wait to see your corset! I'll have to head over and check it out! And it will be great for this week of Corset October! 🙂 🙂

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    I love your corset this week! I didn't know you had done vogue!!! I love your collection! I had gone the year before but missed yours, I absolutely love that swimsuit. That is really special that you got to use the last of the fabric for something so beautiful

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      Thanks! And yes I did do Vogue! It's too bad you missed it my year- it was quite the challenge- but wow it was pretty cool! I'm so glad that I saved that last little piece, and now I'll have it in this corset forever 🙂

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    Amazing corset, Erin!! And the fabric is absolutely gorgeous!! The Freedom corset pattern really offers a lot of possibilities, and I'm loving the outfit that you've picked. Styling corsets can be a bit difficult, but you've nailed this one! 🙂
    Karin's corset is also stunning, and the lacy bras by Christie and Emma are such bautiful submissions!

    PD: I looked over the post about your university fashion show and… now I need that red dress in my life!! 😉

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      Thanks Sofia!! I do really like the Freedom Corset pattern- I've had a lot of success with it, and it has great shaping.

      Thanks for your compliments about styling- I'll send them straight to my mom who was the stylist behind these photos!! 🙂 And yes- that red dress was probably my favourite item, and the first thing that I designed for the collection! It's been on my to-do list forever to make for myself- maybe in the spring! 🙂

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    Erin, the corset looks beautiful and you too, by the way! Nice shots 🙂 And the submission are gorgeous, all of them. Well done to everyone!

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    Wow. All the submissions are incredible!!!! I have to admit, corsets intimidate me. I've had enough of a challenge to get my bras to fit. But all the corsets are so beautiful. Well done!

    Michelle

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      Thanks Michelle!! Corsets really intimidated me too before I made my first one- but they are actually more simple than bras- just a whole lot of straight stitches on woven fabrics! And as far as fitting goes- definitely not as challenging! I think it's more about you fitting the corset than the corset fitting you! Thanks 🙂

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