Back to the Bra-A-Week Challenge! I do miss it when I skip a week! And this week I decided to treat myself and make a bra that is everything I want in a bra! Exactly me 🙂
It is made out of my new favourite fabric- Bra tulle, I used a double layer with opposite direction of stretch! This is everything I like in a bra, my horizontal seam, an external powerbar, fold over elastics and of course my favourite bliss wire 🙂 (If you didn’t already see, I did a post about the Bliss wire!)
I had to break out the nipple covers for you on this one! But I do really love the sheer! There’s something so minimal and so pretty about it to me. This is probably my favourite bras that I’ve made myself 🙂 I’m so happy with it!
I made the powerbar an external element and finished the edge with fold over elastic, so I could have it continue up in the strap. You know me and the double straps!
I love how it all seams to flow so seamlessly and smoothly with the fold over elastic, it’s all so clean and simple!
I also decided to finish it with 3/4″ straps and a 3X3 hook and eye, with a wider band, for a little extra comfort and support!
I just love it! I love the fit, I love the seams! I love it! And the bra tulle was great to work with!
I’m very happy to say that I’ve just added bra kits with this beautiful tulle to The Emerald Studio Etsy!
You can buy just the fabric on it’s own, or the kit with everything to make a bra! And I’m going to be coming out with fold-over elastic findings kits soon too- so you can make the same bra! I’m so happy that I finally get to share all of my bra-making favourites with you all!! 🙂
I see so many beautiful bras in the future!
And here are some of your beautiful bras!
First we have a beautiful bra & panties set from Jodi!
Jodi made this bra using silk and lace to cover pre-formed foam cups, and the same silk and lace to make a pair of Grace Panties, and Rose Cross Over Panties from Ohhh lu lu.
Love these!! So pretty! And it works so well with both styles of panties!!
Next we have a lovely bra from Sofia of Silver Lining Atelier!
Sofia made this bra using a beautiful plum lace, striped frame and black lace back band. What a gorgeous combination!! this bra is SO pretty!
Sofia also did a little seam experimentation on this bra to get her vertical seam just right! It’s always such a great feeling when you perfect a fit! Lovely!!
Make sure you check out Sofia’s post all about it over on her blog!!
Next we have a very pretty bra from Jennifer of JensWare!
This is Jennifer’s Pink & Pearly Butterfly bra! She made this using the Classic Pattern from Pin-Up Girls, with pink duoplex, pink findings and a pearly white lace for a butterfly in the center!
Jennifer also added some extra details! A doubled duoplex interior powerbar for extra oomph and some of the pearly lace on the back band near the hook and eye! Super pretty!
Next we have a very fresh set from Emma of A Hand Stitched Life!
Emma made this bra using the Boylston pattern from Orange Lingerie, with a matching pair of bottoms from the Watson Bikini pattern from Cloth Habit. How much do you love this fabric? So gorgeous!!
This was also her first leap into cut & sew foam! what a beautiful job! And I love the matching set! I need to start making matching sets!!
Make sure you go and check out more about this beauty over on Emma’s blog post!!
Another week of beautiful inspiration, another week of new techniques and new fabrics! I love it!!
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 couldn’t be more inspired, or more excited from this week 🙂
And for a little bra-a-week check in- how are you feeling about the bra-a-week challenge? Do you have any new goals? New shapes, fabrics, styles you want to try?
Let me know all about it!
I wanted to do a post about underwires today! I know that it can be confusing with all the different types of wires, but I’ve stumbled upon a wire that I really love- and I call it the Bliss wire 🙂
I talked about this wire back in September in this bra theory post and showed the difference between the Bliss wire and my usual wires, that I like to call Round wires. There are a few features that make this wire an excellent choice for a lot of women!
This is the Bliss Wire:
You can see that the bliss wire is a deeper, narrower wire. This shape gives a great fit! Especially if you have: larger cup sizes, very little space between your cups (narrow bridge), close set-breasts or a narrow ribcage, or if you’re looking to bring your breasts closer together and out from your underarm!
And this is the bliss wire compared to a round wire (below),
And here you can see the difference in a bra with the bliss wire (left) and the round wire (right). Personally I prefer the Bliss wire 🙂
I love having more options!! And more wires for all different shapes and styles 🙂 One step closer to the perfect fit for every body! Here you can see just how different the splay is between the Bliss wire and the Round Wire – whatever works the best for you body and comfort!
* It should be noted that these wires are not ideal for smaller or shallower fit cups.