[BAW 2]: Dreaming in Silk


Hi All,

It’s the second week of the Bra-A-Week Challenge! And it’s all starting with a bra-make ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m pretty happy with this one too!

This one is a special bra, because I branched out and did something new with a new style of wires!!! Yes more wire theory!!

 

I even made a mock-up for this one to test the fit and the shape ๐Ÿ™‚ As you can see, the main feature of this bra is the new wire, which is probably the opposite of a Bliss wire, I call it my France wire ๐Ÿ™‚
This wire is MUCH more splayed, and shorter, especially under the arm. I like to think of it as a very relaxed wire. And the important thing- how does it fit?

 

Lovely! Now before I go too far into describing this wire, the fit and the body types that I feel would benefit from this wire, I will stop myself, because I’m going to be doing a mid-week post on this to launch this wire in my Etsy shop! ๐Ÿ™‚

So a little more about this bra- I made this using the new France wires, blush bra tulle, some of the most beautiful and delicate blush silk satin, and black fold over elastic. I love the combination of these fabrics, with the vertical seam for simplicity, and the sheer edges to make it almost look like it’s floating ๐Ÿ™‚ dreamy

 

I’ve never worked with silk before in a bra, and although it is a little more difficult to work with (it’s a slippery bugger!) and it will never lie quite as perfectly smoothly as the tulle or knits do, I was super impressed with the overall finish of this bra- I just think it is SO luxurious, I’m already dreaming of the little silk tap-pants that I’m going to make to go with it, and imagining that I might one day wear it, while reclining on a chaise lounger, drinking, champagne, eating strawberries dipped in chocolate, being the most luxurious person in the world….. well at least I’ll have this set lol

 

Beyond being the most chic little thing that I currently own, it is also amazingly comfortable, and although it will not be an everyday garment *read: washing silk scares me* It will definitely be chosen on special days ๐Ÿ™‚

What do you think about this style of bra? have you also been looking for wires and a fit like this?

How do you feel about silk in bra-making? I think I’m a convert!

Hope you’re all having a fantastic Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚

xo erin

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