Me Made May: Week 3


Hi All!

Another week of May just sailing past. This time I took as many photos as last week- not too bad lol! It’s always amazing to me how much things change in May- the month always starts out cold, in sweaters and jackets and jeans- then by three weeks in you can sunbath in your bikini some days. Maybe that’s just how sporadic the weather is here in Southern Ontario, but I’m completely soaking up all this warm weather! There’s nothing better than knowing that you have all of summer ahead of you 🙂

 

So to start off this week I wore one of my favourite pretty bras- my Lily of the Valley – I have to say that I don’t often wear the garter belt that I made to go with this set (since I don’t usually wear stockings) but I do wear the matching panties all the time. It’s one of the only white bra and panty sets that I’ve really fallen in love with, usually white isn’t my favourite, but I think the lace and the cut out details really make this shine!

 

Next I wore another favourite- and I would say that this is my all-time favourite- My Black Beauty bra! I also did an Exposing the Unders on this bra for my Sunday post. I’ve used this base pattern for quite a few of my other favourite bras, including the foam sets I made the week before, and my chartreuse & black set.

 

Next I wore a clothing make! It was the perfect day because it was so sunny and warm, so nice and breezy! I really love this dress, I made it at the end of the summer last year and got as much wear out of it as I could before the weather got too cold, but I’m really looking forward to having it in my wardrobe this summer! It’s the Tank Dress from Sew Caroline, and I made it with this printed rayon, so it’s so super soft and flowy and I added a little placket detail in the front, just to give it that something extra when you’re up closer 🙂

 

And last but not least for this week of wears- My Snow White bra. Another classic of mine. This bra deserves a wear every once in a while. I usually wear it on a special day or when I want something that makes me feel really held in. A longline just isn’t practical and comfortable for my everyday- but definitely so for a special day 🙂

 

And there we have it! Another week of May passing by- and I have to say- maybe it’s the warm weather, or just more time passing, but I’m definitely getting more and more energized and getting so many projects moving and of course my brain is buzzing with a million ideas and things that I want to do! It’s going to be a big summer of projects for me!

 

Do you have any summer projects that you’re looking forward to?

Also I used to do some posts on my blog called ‘Saturday Life’ where I took pictures through my week of what I was doing and posted life updates. I don’t know if I would do posts exactly like that again but would you be interested in content like that again? Just something I’ve been rolling around in my mind.

 

As always, I love hearing from you 🙂

 

xo

erin

#BraNews April


Hi All!

 

This month I’ve fallen completely out of the bra-making world, so I had a wonderful couple of hours today catching up and searching through the blogosphere for all of the highlights of this month! This is what I found.

 

Firstly we had a pattern release this month from Orange Lingerie! She released her latest bra pattern: The Fenway bra, which looks like a super chic pattern!

She’s even had time to put out a tutorial on two ways to use lace with the Fenway, and I’m already seeing some beauties on Instagram!

 

Stevie wrote a wonderful post over on her blog Beebee’s Handmade Dress about the Anatomy of a Bra Kit which is an excellent guide to beginners who are trying to figure out all the bits and pieces of bra supplies!

 

Ying of Tailor Made Shoppe has had a super busy month putting together two fantastic pattern rescuers lists! First she came out with a list of 25 Soft Bra Patterns – which is awesome- but then completely outdid herself later in the month with her list of 50 Panty Patterns, which is just fantastic!

 

Hannah of Evie La Luve, has been back at her Youtube channel, this time with an excellent little Series on Basic Panty Construction .

 

And finally Sofia of Silver Lining Atelier put out a lovely inspirational tutorial on Embellishing your Handmade Bras with Ruffles

 

And now all the beauties that you sent in this month <3

 

          

          

     

Thank you so much for all these gorgeous submissions & all the amazing posts you’ve been making this month!

So, what do you have planned for May? I can’t wait to see 🙂

xo

erin

Exposing the Unders: Dreaming in Silk


Hi All!

 

This Sunday I have an exposing the unders on one of my favourite bras- Dreaming in Silk. This is one that has seen lot of wear since I made it just over a year ago. There’s something about it that is so perfectly me- it’s a relaxed fit, it’s has nice lines and is soft but not too girly? I don’t know, I just love it, and I wear it all the time. So I thought it was the perfect choice to deconstruct for you today!

 

— Very quick PSA first —

If you didn’t already read in my Reflections & Resolutions post- I’m bringing back my MONTHY ROUND UP!! and I want to add any bra news in there too! Just like before, they will be the last Sunday of every month- and it’s a great way to come together as a community, show off your gorgeous makes, find other bra makers and know what’s happening in the boob community.

So, if you’ve MADE A GORGEOUS BRA/SWIMSUIT/INTIMATE APPAREL, or if you’ve WRITTEN A TUTORIAL on lingerie or swimwear making, or generally have any BRA NEWS that you want to share- then please send pictures, descriptions and links to:

bra.a.week@gmail.com

Now that that’s out of the way- let’s dive in!

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HOW TO: Making Your 6″ Lace Go a Little Farther!


Hi All,
Quick little tutorial today, all about using your favourite 6″ stretch laces for your Madalynne X Simplicity 8229 bra. Although this could really apply to any bra where the lace that you’ve fallen in love with is just a bit too narrow for your pattern!
This was inspired by the 8229 because it recommends 8″ wide lace, which is not the most common lace to find out there. I really wanted to use this 6.75″ lace that I have, and it turned out that in my size that was perfectly fine- but then I wondered why you needed such a wide lace- and I found the culprit! It’s the outer cup piece- the biggest size is about 8″ long. So I thought about ways that I could make it work- and it was really too easy!
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Madalynne X Simplicity: Review & Kits!


Hi All!

Today I have something slightly different for you- I made a bra & bralette that I didn’t draft myself!

It started a few weeks ago when Madalynne launched her new bra pattern (Simplicity 8229) and bralette pattern (Simplicity 8228). She reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try out her new patterns and make something beautiful with them- mission accepted!

 

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