Bra-A-Week : Snow White
So here are the specs on this one:
This is a three piece cup, longline bra, with boning at the side seams, and three bones in the front.
For this bra I wanted to experiment with a new cup seaming that I haven’t tried before, and I’ve seen lots of RTW bras with this cup seaming- and I love it- SO pretty!
The other element I wanted to work on was making a long-line bra! I love longlines, but I almost never make them outside of my swimwear. From experience I knew that the only way to make a long-line stay nice and flat long-term was to add boning. And because the bra tulle is so sheer I thought adding a couple extra bones would give a really cool look!
The only part that I wish I changed was having the boning overlap the elastic on the bottom band, and go all the way to the bottom edge of the bra. It’s not bad the way it is now, but it would lay that much smoother if it ran the whole length. I’ll probably change that in the future.
I’m absolutely loving the new picot fold over elastic, it’s a very gentle elastic and so soft! And I really love the delicate look it has! The elastics I used are from my large kit, that has 3/4″ straps and the 3X3 hook and eye, because I’m loving the very minimalist, and structured look of the larger findings 🙂
Overall I’m pretty smitten with this bra, and I can see lots more longlines in the future- there’s something that’s just so comfortable and supportive about a long-line bra, and something so pretty too! And I surprisingly like the white! I’m not usually a white lingerie kind of girl but this really works for me, possibly because it’s so sheer too! What do you think about white lingerie?
And now on to your beautiful makes this week!
First we have this lovely bra from Maddy of Miss Maddy Sews!
Maddy made this bra using the Marlborough pattern from Orange Lingerie, and beautiful black and gold lace with black lining! Very very pretty!
Maddy’s post about this bra is actually a great tutorial on lining your cups! So make sure you head over and check out her post on that! Thanks Maddy!
Next we have a bra from Jennifer of Jensware!
Jennifer made this bra using white duoplex and the Classic Pattern from Pin-Up Girls. Nice and simple!
She used light beige thread on this bra so she could see her stitches better, and to see the wonderful sewing from her new sewing machine! It’s always so exciting to get a new machine 🙂
Thank you so much for the lovely submissions this week! I love seeing all the inspiration, progress and learning that is happening in this community 🙂
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!!
You can go here to grab a challenge button and don’t forget to send your bra for next week to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday for the next Sunday post!
I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend- and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American people 🙂
What are your bra goals for the rest of 2015? Any Christmas bra sewing planned? Let me know!