[BAW22] : MAY ROUND-UP!


Hi All!
This month has been a crazy busy month, and not just for me, but all of you have been sewing up a storm! It’s amazing!
Before we get into all the beautiful bra inspiration, I wanted to tell you all that the theme for next month is ……. SWIMWEAR!!!
I’m SO pumped, you know me, I love my swimwear- it’s the soft spot in my sewing soul- so please let me know if you’re going to be making some swimwear with me (as always you’re free to make any intimate apparel for BAW!)
Also let me know if there are any topics you want me to cover about swimwear- tutorial requests or ideas 🙂 I’m going to get planning my posts soon!!

But now on to all of the beautiful things that you’ve made this month!!!

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First SO many beautiful bras from the very talented Emma!

Emma just started into bra-making and I would say this is a clear case of bra-making addiction if I’ve ever seen one before! First she started with the PUG Classic pattern,  and she modified the fit to include a split lower cup, horizontal seam and to be a partial band, and then I would say that things just spiralled out of control in a creative chaos of bra-goodness from there.

 

 

After the ivory bra and the black bra came the red bra and the yellow bra with keyhole detail. Then on to even more beautiful things, lace bras!

 

 

Three beautiful lace bras with the keyhole bridge, and the first bra also has a narrow powerbar detail! They are all so gorgeous and beautifully made!
And I’m super touched because they’re all using lace and kits from my shop! This first one above is using my Black Donna Lace Kit, the second one is using my Blush Anna lace kit, and the third is using my Black Miriam Stretch Lace! Wow SO gorgeous!! And so impressive- I can imagine that Emma’s lingerie drawer is looking pretty wonderful now!

 

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Next we have two beauties from Réka of Red Heels!

This is the White Lace Longline, self-drafted and tweaked to perfection! How stunning is this bra? A tulle and white lace beauty!

For more details you can read Réka’s post all about this bra! 

Before the white lace, Réka worked with some black lace earlier in the month to make this black beauty! This is another self-drafted lovely with a power bar as well- a great touch!

Read all about it here! 

 

And to go with them she made this adorable pair of knickers with a heart cut-out! Super cute!

Which also reminds me that Réka put out a free high-waisted panty pattern this month!! Make sure to check ‘The Budapest’ pattern over on Réka’s blog!!! 

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Next we have two lovely sets from Ciara of Crabigail Adams!

Ciara made this first set, her ‘Purple Rain’ set as a tribute to the movie and the stage costumes that Prince wore in the film, great inspiration! She used a modified PUG Shelley pattern, duoplex & sheer cup lining!

Read all about this lovely set here! 

Next she made a black and pink set, and this set is full of amazing techniques from the lace placement, to the seven buttonholes on the neckline edge of each bra cup to lace this gorgeous pink ribbon through! WOW!


Make sure to check out more about this set over on Ciara’s blog! 

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Next we have multiple lovelies from the lovely Amber!

I think it’s safe to say that Amber is the queen of amazing nursing bras now, after two months of multiple incredible makes! Including this number with some vertical seaming!

Amber also made this beautiful horizontal seam bra with lace detail- love that lace placement!

Along with lots of matching undies!

But also- SUPER COOL- She made a bra dress (a nursing bra dress no less!) to wear at her Grandmother’s 90th Birthday this June! AMAZING! I’m totally feeling this bra dress- I might have to make one myself! Very inspiring!

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Next we have a bra-making new comer the lovely Genevieve of S.A.B.O.Y.U !

 

Genevieve set a goal to make a good fitting bra by the end of May, and on her fifth attempt she finally got it!

She used the Bravo Bella 2 pattern, and now that she has a great fit- the sky’s the limit!

She will be blogging about her adventures in bra making soon, but until then, you can still check out her other posts– I mean her blog acronym does stand for ‘Sew a Button on your Underwear’ !

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Next I have a submission from my good friend France!

France has been sewing up a storm for all the great men in her life using the Wallbrook Boxer Briefs pattern from Green Style Creations. Great choice of prints too!

Can I say, fantastic pattern matching on these, you can hardly tell there are seams! And very nice of your son to model them too!

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Next we have a pretty white bra from Marion of Ill Signo!

Marion made her ‘ Pjure’ bra using a self-drafted pattern, and some lovely white sparkle spandex!

She used vertical seaming, full-band construction and some lovely little details like this square gold sliders & rings and a pretty self-fabric bow for the front!

It just takes those cute little details to make this bra special! Gorgeous!



Makes sure you read all about this bra over on Marion’s blog! 

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Next we have a few makes from new contributor Lily!

Lily made this bra using the Watson pattern from Cloth Habit, in a very lovely floral print! I’m still really feeling the florals for spring and summer this year!

And since a Watson bra on it’s own can get a little lonely, she made sure to keep it company with a pretty cami and high-waisted panty! Loving everything about this set!!

Lily told me that she’s more of a panties and camis kind of girl, but that I’ve inspired her to take the plunge into some bra-making, which is super touching, since it is my secret mission to spread the love of self-made lingerie to every woman I can 🙂 🙂

As a undies maker, Lily also did a gorgeous job on this pair of black lace undies this month! Perfect for bottoms month this May! Gorgeous!

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Next we have some more unders inspiration from Amy of SEWSNBOWS!

Amy was on fire with her undie making this month!  She used it as a chance to work on some elastic sewing technique that she saw from My Panty Elastic Sewing Post earlier this month.

Make sure to read all about her adventures in undies over on her blog! 

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Next we have two pretty bras from Samantha!

Samantha wanted two light bras to go under all her summer clothes, and she definitely did a great job!

This first bra is made using a light nude tricot, and pink ribbon strap and bow details <3

Samantha made this next bra using peach duoplex and a matching peach stretch lace, so pretty and so fresh for spring/summer! Love!

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Next we have four bras from the lovely Holly of Intimate Underpinnings!

Holly is a custom bra-maker, soon to be based in Boston! And these are some of the beauties that she’s made for clients this month.

Starting with this beautiful ivory lace bra for a client who was looking for a little lift with some beautiful lace.

Next she made this gorgeous purple lace bra, which looks like it jumped right out of the window of a high-end bra boutique!

Then things turned a little sassier for another client with this satin animal print number! va va vooom!

And finally rounding it out with a fantastic red and black lace mastectomy bra!

What a wonderful month for you Holly! You go girl!

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And last but not least we have some nice sets from Ingrid of IsaTe’s Designs!

These two sets are her ‘Tardis Sets’ which I believe is a reference to Dr. Who (please don’t kill me Dr. Who fans, one day I might watch the show, but for now Game of Thrones is just too much of a life priority)

This first set features a self drafted boyshort along with a self drafted bralette, for the height of comfort!

For the next set Ingrid went with some of her old standby’s using the Sarah longline pattern from Ohhh Lulu, and the Brief pattern from Cloth Habit.

Make sure you read all about these lovely sets over on Ingrid’s post! 

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You guys have definitely shown me up this month, wow! Not only the actual number of bras that were made but also the crazy skill, it’s truly inspiring!! 🙂 You’re the best bra community!

And now that we’re all feeling inspired by our awesomeness, we can think about all the lovely things that we’re going to make for June too! Any swimwear on your horizon like there is on mine??

As always, don’t forget to check out the Pinterest boardand pin all of your lovelies over there! 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!

Don’t forget to send your bra next month to bra.a.week@gmail.com with your photos, description and links for the next Round-Up post!

Let me know what are your highlights of this round up, what’s been inspiring you for June and any sewing plans that you have!

You guys are the best!!

xo

erin

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