Hi All!

For Week 12 I’m definitely channeling spring!

And since I was home for the Easter weekend I thought I would borrow my sister to be my bikini model this week, with our new dog Gibby!

How beautiful does she look in this new bikini top!! and even cuter with a dog on her arm!

I was inspired by spring flowers, florals and upcoming summer! I just needed something fresh after such a long winter!

It was actually a pretty simple top to make! I used MT style foam cups that I got from Bra-maker’s Supply, and I covered them with swim fabric in this beautiful turquoise shade! (I just covered them using a simple dart and finished the edges with self-binding).

Then it was flower time! A helpful trick to cutting flower shapes out of swimwear is to iron some freezer paper onto it first. Then you can trace your flower shapes onto the paper and cut it out while its still stiff and easy to cut- then simply peel the paper off!

 

Gather them in the middle with a couple little beads then glue them onto your cups! LOVE IT!!

And if you have a couple left over they make a very pretty complimentary hair clip!

I did this bikini with a simple halter string! perfect for tanning! And I just happen to have a matching little sarong to go with it! (now I just need to make the bottoms!)

So many pictures make a puppy tired!

I’m so excited about this one! Give it a couple weeks and I’ll be living on the beach!!

Now on to your lovely submissions!
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First we have a pretty bralette from a new contributor Sofia of Silver Lining Atelier!

Sofia made this beautiful self-drafted satin bralette. She made this with a 2-piece cup using low-stretch satin and lace.

She used fold over elastic for all of the elastics in the bra and a metal closure on the back. She also lined the lower cup piece with cotton jersey for a little extra support. Very pretty! Don’t forget to check out Sofia’s post on her blog!!

 

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Next we have a beautiful set from another new contributor Monika of La Mona
Monika made this beautiful spring bra and panty set with a self-drafted pattern. and gorgeous fabrics from a “Go-Green” kit from Sewy.

 

She made this bra while she was at an exhibit for Fair Trade and she definitely got a lot of attention! Beautiful work! Don’t forget to check out Monika’s post on her blog!

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Next we have stunning bralette from Diana of Diana Lingerie Design

Diana made this beautiful bralette using lace and strap elastics. I absolutely love this combination of electric blue and black!

Diana used this bra in a photoshoot with a friend and the pictures are gorgeous! Don’t forget to check out Diana’s post on her blog!

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Next we have a very pretty set from Rebecca my friend from Bra-Maker’s Supply!

Rebecca has completely taken off with her bra-making! and just finished this lovely ivory and lace set with two matching panties!

She made this set using duoplex, ivory lace for the bra and stretch satin and lace for the panties! Beautiful work Rebecca!!

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Next we have this beautiful bra from Michelle of Michelle’s Creations!

Michelle made this bra using her Shelley pattern with her usual alterations. This time she lined her Shelley and enclosed all the interior seams — oh la la! very nice 🙂

She used this beautiful lace from Merkwaerdigh and used it on he power bar for some extra lace detailing. So pretty! Don’t forget to check out Michelle’s post on her blog!!

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Next we have a bra-top by Kerri of Lady K’s Wardrobe Unlocked

This top is from the 1986 See and Sew pattern from Butterick 6402/730.  This is her trial version before she makes it up in silk!! I can definitely see wearing this in the summer 🙂

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Next we have a  pretty lacy number from David of Bonnet Blue

David made this bra with black tulle lace in the front and white tulle lace in the back. Very pretty for Easter!

 

David is a freelance lingerie designer, label: Bonnet Blue

dpolrolniczak (at) wp (dot) pl

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Last but not least we have this fresh set from Amy of Cloth Habit

Amy made this beautiful lace and cotton set all fresh and ready for spring! She made this from a self-drafted pattern, a partial band bra with one dart in the cup- she calls this her ‘1-hour pattern’ because it was so quick to make up!

She made the bra using a stretch lace lined with sheer cup lining and power net for the back band. And the panties she made with simple white cotton. Very pretty every-day set!!

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Another week of beautiful makes! I’m loving this transition to spring with fresh colours and lighter things! so beautiful! YAY Spring!!

As always- don’t forget to check out the Pinterest board, and the Flickr Group if you enjoy those platforms! To grab a challenge button and to send your bra for next week to bra.a.week@gmail.com!!

You can also check out Week 1Week 2 , Week 3 , Week 4 , Week 5 , Week 6 , Week 7,  Week 8 , Week 9 , Week 10 and Week 11 of this challenge for more amazing bras!

Happy Sunday and Happy Easter!!

xo erin